Life List

While I am not really the “lister” type of birder, I do keep a life list so I can look back on it one day. It is not my primary goal to see as many birds as possible or to seek out rarities, but I still find value in keeping a list of all the birds I have seen.

  1. Paradise Shelduck (putangitangi) [NZ]
  2. White-faced Heron (matuku moana) [NZ]
  3. Southern Black-backed Gull/Kelp Gull [NZ]
  4. Pied Shag [NZ]
  5. Little Shag [NZ]
  6. Black Shag/Black Cormorant [NZ]
  7. Spotted Shag [NZ]
  8. South Island Pied Oystercatcher (toreo) [NZ]
  9. Variable Oystercatcher [NZ]
  10. Spur-winged Plover [NZ]
  11. Banded Dotterel/Double-banded Plover (tuturiwhatu) [NZ]
  12. Bar-tailed Godwit [NZ]
  13. Pied Stilt [NZ]
  14. Yellow-eyed Penguin (hoiho) [NZ]
  15. Little Blue Penguin (korora) [NZ]
  16. New Zealand Scaup (papango) [NZ]
  17. Grey Duck (parera) [NZ]
  18. Australian Coot [NZ]
  19. Pukeko [NZ]
  20. Weka [NZ]
  21. Tui [NZ]
  22. Bellbird (korimako) [NZ]
  23. Silvereye [NZ]
  24. New Zealand Fantail (piwakawaka) [NZ]
  25. Welcome Swallow [NZ]
  26. Yellowhammer [NZ]
  27. Kea [NZ]
  28. Kaka [NZ]
  29. New Zealand Pigeon (kereru) [NZ]
  30. New Zealand Falcon (kareara) [NZ]
  31. Swamp Harrier/Australian Harrier [NZ]
  32. Australian Magpie [NZ]
  33. Chaffinch [NZ]
  34. European Goldfinch [NZ]
  35. Song Thrush [NZ]
  36. Snow Goose [BC]
  37. Greater White-fronted Goose [OR]
  38. Cackling Goose [BC]
  39. Canada Goose [BC]
  40. Mute Swan [BC]
  41. Trumpeter Swan [BC]
  42. Tundra Swan [BC]
  43. Black Swan [NZ]
  44. Wood Duck [BC]
  45. Eurasian Wigeon [BC]
  46. American Wigeon [BC]
  47. American Black Duck [BC]
  48. Mallard [BC]
  49. Gadwall [OR]
  50. Blue-winged Teal [BC]
  51. Cinnamon Teal [AB]
  52. Northern Shoveler [BC]
  53. Northern Pintail [BC]
  54. Green-winged Teal [BC]
  55. Canvasback [AB]
  56. Ring-necked Duck [AB]
  57. Tufted Duck [BC]
  58. Greater Scaup [BC]
  59. Lesser Scaup [BC]
  60. Harlequin Duck [BC]
  61. Surf Scoter [BC]
  62. White-winged Scoter [BC]
  63. Long-tailed Duck [BC]
  64. Bufflehead [BC]
  65. Common Goldeneye [BC]
  66. Barrow’s Goldeneye [BC]
  67. Hooded Merganser [BC]
  68. Common Merganser [BC}
  69. Red-breasted Merganser [BC]
  70. Ruddy Duck [BC]
  71. India Peafowl [BC]
  72. Spruce Grouse [BC]
  73. Wild Turkey [OR]
  74. California Quail [BC]
  75. Ruffed Grouse [BC]
  76. Common Loon [BC]
  77. Pied-billed Grebe [BC]
  78. Horned Grebe [BC]
  79. Red-necked Grebe [BC]
  80. Western Grebe [BC]
  81. Brandt’s Cormorant [BC]
  82. Double-crested Cormorant [BC]
  83. Pelagic Cormorant [BC]
  84. American White Pelican [CO]
  85. Great Blue Heron [BC]
  86. Black-crowned Night Heron [NY]
  87. Green Heron [OR]
  88. Great Egret [NY]
  89. Snowy Egret [CO]
  90. Turkey Vulture [BC]
  91. Bald Eagle [BC]
  92. Northern Harrier [BC]
  93. Cooper’s Hawk [BC}
  94. Sharp-Shinned Hawk [BC]
  95. Red-tailed Hawk [BC]
  96. Rough-legged Hawk [BC]
  97. Golden Eagle [BC]
  98. American Coot [BC]
  99. Sandhill Crane [BC]
  100. Black Oystercatcher [BC]
  101. Black-bellied Plover [BC]
  102. Semipalmated Plover [BC]
  103. Killdeer [BC]
  104. Greater Yellowlegs [BC]
  105. Lesser Yellowlegs [BC]
  106. Whimbrel [BC]
  107. Black Turnstone [BC]
  108. Dunlin [BC]
  109. Sanderling [OR]
  110. Least Sandpiper [BC]
  111. Semipalmated Sandpiper [BC]
  112. Western Sandpiper [BC]
  113. Pigeon Guillemot [BC]
  114. Common Murre [OR]
  115. Marbled Murrelet [BC]
  116. Rhinoceros Auklet [BC]
  117. Tufted Puffin [OR]
  118. Bonaparte’s Gull
  119. Heerman’s Gull [BC]
  120. Mew Gull [BC]
  121. Ring-billed Gull [NY]
  122. Herring Gull [BC]
  123. Glaucous-winged Gull [BC]
  124. California Gull [BC]
  125. Common Tern [NY]
  126. Caspian Tern [OR]
  127. Rock Pigeon [BC]
  128. Band-tailed Pigeon [BC]
  129. Mourning Dove [BC]
  130. Great Horned Owl [BC]
  131. Barred Owl [BC]
  132. Northern Saw-whet Owl [BC]
  133. Common Nighthawk [BC]
  134. Anna’s Hummingbird [BC]
  135. Rufous Hummingbird [BC]
  136. Belted Kingfisher [BC]
  137. Acorn Woodpecker [OR]
  138. Red-breasted Sapsucker [BC]
  139. Downy Woodpecker [BC]
  140. Hairy Woodpecker [BC]
  141. Northern Flicker [BC]
  142. Pileated Woodpecker [BC]
  143. Merlin [BC]
  144. American Kestrel [OR]
  145. Peregrine Falcon [BC]
  146. Olive-sided Flycatcher [BC]
  147. Western Wood-Pewee [OR]
  148. Black Phoebe [OR]
  149. Eastern Kingbird [NY]
  150. Northern Shrike [BC]
  151. Warbling Vireo [BC]
  152. Canada Jay [BC]
  153. Steller’s Jay [BC]
  154. Clark’s Nutcracker [AB]
  155. Black-billed Magpie [BC]
  156. American Crow [NY]
  157. Northwestern Crow [BC]
  158. Common Raven [BC]
  159. California Scrub-jay [OR]
  160. Purple Martin [BC]
  161. Tree Swallow [BC]
  162. Barn Swallow [BC]
  163. Violet-green Swallow [BC]
  164. Black-capped Chickadee [BC]
  165. Chestnut-backed Chickadee [BC]
  166. Bushtit [BC]
  167. Wrentit [OR]
  168. Red-breasted Nuthatch [BC]
  169. White-breasted Nuthatch [NY]
  170. Brown Creeper [BC]
  171. House Wren [OR]
  172. Pacific Wren [BC]
  173. Marsh Wren [BC]
  174. Bewick’s Wren [BC]
  175. American Dipper [BC]
  176. Golden-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  177. Ruby-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  178. Western Bluebird [OR]
  179. Swainson’s Thrush [BC]
  180. Hermit Thrush [BC]
  181. American Robin [BC]
  182. Varied Thrush [BC]
  183. Gray Catbird [NY]
  184. European Starling [BC]
  185. American Pipit [BC]
  186. Cedar Waxwing [BC]
  187. Orange-crowned Warbler [BC]
  188. Common Yellowthroat [BC]
  189. American Redstart [NY]
  190. Yellow Warber [BC]
  191. Yellow-rumped Warbler [BC]
  192. Wilson’s Warbler [BC]
  193. Yellow-breasted Chat
  194. Spotted Towhee [BC]
  195. Chipping Sparrow [BC]
  196. Savannah Sparrow [BC]
  197. Fox Sparrow [BC]
  198. Song Sparrow [BC]
  199. Swamp Sparrow [BC]
  200. White-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  201. Golden-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  202. Dark-eyed Junco [BC]
  203. Lazuli Bunting [OR]
  204. Northern Cardinal [NY]
  205. Rose-breasted Grosbeak [NY]
  206. Black-headed Grosbeak [BC]
  207. Western Tanager [BC]
  208. Red-winged Blackbird [BC]
  209. Brewer’s Blackbird [BC]
  210. Common Grackle [ON]
  211. Brown-headed Cowbird [BC]
  212. Pine Grosbeak [BC]
  213. House Finch [BC]
  214. Purple Finch [BC]
  215. White-winged Crossbill [AB]
  216. American Goldfinch [BC]
  217. Lesser Goldfinch [CO]
  218. Pine Siskin [BC]
  219. Evening Grosbeak [BC]
  220. House Sparrow [BC]

Locations: BC = British Columbia, OR = Oregon, NY = New York, CO = Colorado, ON = Ontario, NZ = New Zealand


last updated: June 29 – Lesser Goldfinch