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. As you can see, I doubt my list would be approved by the ABA, but its good enough for me.

  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. Cackling Goose [BC]
  37. Canada Goose [BC]
  38. Mute Swan [BC]
  39. Trumpeter Swan [BC]
  40. Tundra Swan [BC]
  41. Black Swan [NZ]
  42. Wood Duck [BC]
  43. Eurasian Wigeon [BC]
  44. American Wigeon [BC]
  45. American Black Duck [BC]
  46. Mallard [BC]
  47. Blue-winged Teal [BC]
  48. Cinnamon Teal [AB]
  49. Northern Shoveler [BC]
  50. Northern Pintail [BC]
  51. Green-winged Teal [BC]
  52. Canvasback [AB]
  53. Ring-necked Duck [AB]
  54. Tufted Duck [BC]
  55. Greater Scaup [BC]
  56. Lesser Scaup [BC]
  57. Harlequin Duck [BC]
  58. Surf Scoter [BC]
  59. White-winged Scoter [BC]
  60. Long-tailed Duck [BC]
  61. Bufflehead [BC]
  62. Common Goldeneye [BC]
  63. Barrow’s Goldeneye [BC]
  64. Hooded Merganser [BC]
  65. Common Merganser [BC}
  66. Red-breasted Merganser [BC]
  67. Ruddy Duck [BC]
  68. India Peafowl [BC]
  69. Spruce Grouse [BC]
  70. California Quail [BC]
  71. Ruffed Grouse [BC]
  72. Common Loon [BC]
  73. Pied-billed Grebe [BC]
  74. Horned Grebe [BC]
  75. Red-necked Grebe [BC]
  76. Western Grebe [BC]
  77. Brandt’s Cormorant [BC]
  78. Double-crested Cormorant [BC]
  79. Pelagic Cormorant [BC]
  80. Great Blue Heron [BC]
  81. Black-crowned Night Heron [NY]
  82. Green Heron [OR]
  83. Great Egret [NY]
  84. Turkey Vulture [BC]
  85. Bald Eagle [BC]
  86. Northern Harrier [BC]
  87. Cooper’s Hawk [BC}
  88. Sharp-Shinned Hawk [BC]
  89. Red-tailed Hawk [BC]
  90. Rough-legged Hawk [BC]
  91. Golden Eagle [BC]
  92. American Coot [BC]
  93. Black Oystercatcher [BC]
  94. Black-bellied Plover [BC]
  95. Semipalmated Plover [BC]
  96. Killdeer [BC]
  97. Greater Yellowlegs [BC]
  98. Lesser Yellowlegs [BC]
  99. Whimbrel [BC]
  100. Black Turnstone [BC]
  101. Dunlin [BC]
  102. Least Sandpiper [BC]
  103. Semipalmated Sandpiper [BC]
  104. Western Sandpiper [BC]
  105. Pigeon Guillemot [BC]
  106. Marbled Murrelet [BC]
  107. Rhinoceros Auklet [BC]
  108. Bonaparte’s Gull
  109. Heerman’s Gull [BC]
  110. Mew Gull [BC]
  111. Ring-billed Gull [NY]
  112. Herring Gull [BC]
  113. Glaucous-winged Gull [BC]
  114. California Gull [BC]
  115. Common Tern [NY]
  116. Rock Pigeon [BC]
  117. Band-tailed Pigeon [BC]
  118. Mourning Dove [BC]
  119. Great Horned Owl [BC]
  120. Barred Owl [BC]
  121. Northern Saw-whet Owl [BC]
  122. Common Nighthawk [BC]
  123. Anna’s Hummingbird [BC]
  124. Rufous Hummingbird [BC]
  125. Belted Kingfisher [BC]
  126. Red-breasted Sapsucker [BC]
  127. Downy Woodpecker [BC]
  128. Hairy Woodpecker [BC]
  129. Northern Flicker [BC]
  130. Pileated Woodpecker [BC]
  131. Merlin [BC]
  132. Peregrine Falcon [BC]
  133. Olive-sided Flycatcher [BC]
  134. Western Wood-Pewee [OR]
  135. Eastern Kingbird [NY]
  136. Northern Shrike [BC]
  137. Warbling Vireo [BC]
  138. Canada Jay [BC]
  139. Steller’s Jay [BC]
  140. Clark’s Nutcracker [AB]
  141. Black-billed Magpie [BC]
  142. American Crow [NY]
  143. Northwestern Crow [BC]
  144. Common Raven [BC]
  145. California Scrub-jay [OR]
  146. Purple Martin [BC]
  147. Tree Swallow [BC]
  148. Barn Swallow [BC]
  149. Violet-green Swallow [BC]
  150. Black-capped Chickadee [BC]
  151. Chestnut-backed Chickadee [BC]
  152. Bushtit [BC]
  153. Red-breasted Nuthatch [BC]
  154. White-breasted Nuthatch [NY]
  155. Brown Creeper [BC]
  156. Pacific Wren [BC]
  157. Marsh Wren [BC]
  158. Bewick’s Wren [BC]
  159. American Dipper [BC]
  160. Golden-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  161. Ruby-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  162. Swainson’s Thrush [BC]
  163. Hermit Thrush [BC]
  164. American Robin [BC]
  165. Varied Thrush [BC]
  166. Gray Catbird [NY]
  167. European Starling [BC]
  168. American Pipit [BC]
  169. Cedar Waxwing [BC]
  170. Orange-crowned Warbler [BC]
  171. Common Yellowthroat [BC]
  172. American Redstart [NY]
  173. Yellow Warber [BC]
  174. Yellow-rumped Warbler [BC]
  175. Wilson’s Warbler [BC]
  176. Spotted Towhee [BC]
  177. Chipping Sparrow [BC]
  178. Savannah Sparrow [BC]
  179. Fox Sparrow [BC]
  180. Song Sparrow [BC]
  181. Swamp Sparrow [BC]
  182. White-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  183. Golden-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  184. Dark-eyed Junco [BC]
  185. Northern Cardinal [NY]
  186. Rose-breasted Grosbeak [NY]
  187. Black-headed Grosbeak [BC]
  188. Red-winged Blackbird [BC]
  189. Brewer’s Blackbird [BC]
  190. Common Grackle [ON]
  191. Brown-headed Cowbird [BC]
  192. Pine Grosbeak [BC]
  193. House Finch [BC]
  194. Purple Finch [BC]
  195. White-winged Crossbill [AB]
  196. American Goldfinch [BC]
  197. Pine Siskin [BC]
  198. Evening Grosbeak [BC]
  199. House Sparrow [BC]

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


last updated: July 1 with Green Heron, California Scrub-jay, Western Wood-Pewee