Bird List

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Below you will find my life bird list. It includes birds from Colorado (my home), Australia (especially Tasmania), Newfoundland (where I live now) and other places I've been lucky enough to see. It is by no means complete and I'm adding to it constantly so feel free to come back and have a look from time to time. I'd love to know what you think about the birds on my list and I'd love to know what birds are on yours!

Nomenclature and order follow HBW Alive. Links to relevant blog posts are listed after bird species.

NT: Near Threatened
VU: Vulnerable
EN: Endangered

WILD BIRD SPECIES COUNT: 259

Galliformes

Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys & Grouse (Phasianidae)

Anseriformes

Ducks, Geese & Swans (Anatidae)

Podicipediformes

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Columbiformes

Pigeons & Doves (Columbidae)

Caprimulgiformes

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Gruiformes

Rails, Gallinules & Coots (Rallidae)

Cranes (Gruidae)

Gaviiformes

Loons & Divers (Gaviidae)

Sphenisciformes

Penguins (Spheniscidae)

  • Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

Procellariiformes

Petrels & Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

  • Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) NT
  • Great Shearwater (Ardenna gravis)
  • Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Pelecaniformes

Ibises & Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Herons (Ardeidae)

Pelicans (Pelecanidae)

Suliformes

Gannets & Boobies (Sulidae)

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Darters (Anhingidae)

Charadriiformes

Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)

Avocets & Stilts (Recurvirostridae)

Plovers (Charadriidae)

Sandpipers, Snipes & Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers (Laridae)

Auks (Alcidae)

Strigiformes

Barn-owls (Tytonidae)

  • Common Barn-owl (Tyto alba)

Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Cathartiformes

New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

Accipitriformes

Osprey (Pandionidae)

Hawks & Eagles (Accipitridae)

Bucerotiformes

Hoopoes (Upupidae)

  • Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Coraciiformes

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Piciformes

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Falconiformes

Falcons & Caracaras (Falconidae)

Psittaciformes

Cockatoos (Cacatuidae)

  • Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo (Zanda funerea)

Parrots (Psittacidae)

  • Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

Passeriformes

Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Lyrebirds (Menuridae)

  • Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)

Fairy-wrens (Maluridae)

Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Woodswallows & Butcherbirds (Artamidae)

Crows (Corvidae)

Tits & Chickadees (Paridae)

Swallows & Martins (Hirundinidae)

Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

  • Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
  • Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) Wood Warbler

Old World Warblers & Parrotbills (Sylviidae)

  • Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Treecreepers (Certhiidae)

  • American Treecreeper (Certhia americana)

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

  • Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
  • Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

Starlings (Sturnidae)

Mockingbirds & Thrashers (Mimidae)

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Old World Flycatchers & Chats (Muscicapidae)

Kinglets & Firecrests (Regulidae)

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Pipits & Wagtails (Motacillidae)

  • Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) NT

Finches (Fringillidae)

New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

  • Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) Confluence Park in Delta, Colorado
  • Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
  • Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
  • Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)