Life List

While I am not really the “lister” type of birder, I do like to keep a life list. 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/identified. This is probably a good thing as I am not the best at keeping my listed updated, mostly I tend to check them off in my Sibley Guide book.

  1. Paradise Shelduck (putangitangi) [NZ]
  2. Pukeko [NZ]
  3. Weka [NZ]
  4. Yellow-eyed Penguin (hoiho) [NZ]
  5. Little Blue Penguin (korora) [NZ]
  6. Tui [NZ]
  7. Bellbird (korimako) [NZ]
  8. New Zealand Fantail (piwakawaka) [NZ]
  9. Kea [NZ]
  10. Kaka [NZ]
  11. Cackling Goose [BC]
  12. Canada Goose [BC]
  13. Mute Swan [BC]
  14. Trumpeter Swan [BC]
  15. Tundra Swan [BC]
  16. Black Swan [NZ]
  17. Wood Duck [BC]
  18. Eurasian Wigeon [BC]
  19. American Wigeon [BC]
  20. American Black Duck [BC]
  21. Mallard [BC]
  22. Blue-winged Teal [BC]
  23. Cinnamon Teal [AB]
  24. Northern Shoveler [BC]
  25. Northern Pintail [BC]
  26. Green-winged Teal [BC]
  27. Canvasback [AB]
  28. Ring-necked Duck [AB]
  29. Tufted Duck [BC]
  30. Greater Scaup [BC]
  31. Lesser Scaup [BC]
  32. Harlequin Duck [BC]
  33. Surf Scoter [BC]
  34. White-winged Scoter [BC]
  35. Long-tailed Duck [BC]
  36. Bufflehead [BC]
  37. Common Goldeneye [BC]
  38. Barrow’s Goldeneye [BC]
  39. Hooded Merganser [BC]
  40. Common Merganser [BC}
  41. Red-breasted Merganser [BC]
  42. Ruddy Duck [BC]
  43. India Peafowl [BC]
  44. Spruce Grouse [BC]
  45. California Quail [BC]
  46. Ruffed Grouse [BC]
  47. Common Loon [BC]
  48. Pied-billed Grebe [BC]
  49. Horned Grebe [BC]
  50. Red-necked Grebe [BC]
  51. Western Grebe [BC]
  52. Brandt’s Cormorant [BC]
  53. Double-crested Cormorant [BC]
  54. Pelagic Cormorant [BC]
  55. Great Blue Heron [BC]
  56. Black-crowned Night Heron [NY]
  57. Great Egret [NY]
  58. Turkey Vulture [BC]
  59. Bald Eagle [BC]
  60. Northern Harrier [BC]
  61. Cooper’s Hawk [BC}
  62. Red-tailed Hawk [BC]
  63. Golden Eagle [BC]
  64. American Coot [BC]
  65. Black Oystercatcher [BC]
  66. Black-bellied Plover [BC]
  67. Semipalmated Plover [BC]
  68. Killdeer [BC]
  69. Greater Yellowlegs [BC]
  70. Lesser Yellowlegs [BC]
  71. Whimbrel [BC]
  72. Black Turnstone [BC]
  73. Least Sandpiper [BC]
  74. Semipalmated Sandpiper [BC]
  75. Western Sandpiper [BC]
  76. Pigeon Guillemot [BC]
  77. Marbled Murrelet [BC]
  78. Rhinoceros Auklet [BC]
  79. Bonaparte’s Gull
  80. Heerman’s Gull [BC]
  81. Mew Gull [BC]
  82. Ring-billed Gull [NY]
  83. Herring Gull [BC]
  84. Glaucous-winged Gull [BC]
  85. California Gull [BC]
  86. Common Tern [NY]
  87. Rock Pigeon [BC]
  88. Band-tailed Pigeon [BC]
  89. Mourning Dove [BC]
  90. Great Horned Owl [BC]
  91. Barred Owl [BC]
  92. Northern Saw-whet Owl [BC]
  93. Anna’s Hummingbird [BC]
  94. Rufous Hummingbird [BC]
  95. Belted Kingfisher [BC]
  96. Red-breasted Sapsucker [BC]
  97. Downy Woodpecker [BC]
  98. Hairy Woodpecker [BC]
  99. Northern Flicker [BC]
  100. Pileated Woodpecker [BC]
  101. Peregrine Falcon [BC]
  102. Olive-sided Flycatcher [BC]
  103. Eastern Kingbird [NY]
  104. Warbling Vireo [BC]
  105. Gray Jay [BC]
  106. Steller’s Jay [BC]
  107. Clark’s Nutcracker [AB]
  108. Black-billed Magpie [BC]
  109. American Crow [NY]
  110. Northwestern Crow [BC]
  111. Common Raven [BC]
  112. Purple Martin [BC]
  113. Tree Swallow [BC]
  114. Barn Swallow [BC]
  115. Violet-green Swallow [BC]
  116. Black-capped Chickadee [BC]
  117. Chestnut-backed Chickadee [BC]
  118. Bushtit [BC]
  119. Red-breasted Nuthatch [BC]
  120. White-breasted Nuthatch [NY]
  121. Brown Creeper [BC]
  122. Pacific Wren [BC]
  123. Marsh Wren [BC]
  124. Bewick’s Wren [BC]
  125. American Dipper [BC]
  126. Golden-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  127. Ruby-crowned Kinglet [BC]
  128. Swainson’s Thrush [BC]
  129. Hermit Thrush [BC]
  130. American Robin [BC]
  131. Varied Thrush [BC]
  132. Gray Catbird [NY]
  133. European Starling [BC]
  134. American Pipit [BC]
  135. Cedar Waxwing [BC]
  136. Orange-crowned Warbler [BC]
  137. Common Yellowthroat [BC]
  138. American Redstart [NY]
  139. Yellow Warber [BC]
  140. Yellow-rumped Warbler [BC]
  141. Wilson’s Warbler [BC]
  142. Spotted Towhee [BC]
  143. Chipping Sparrow [BC]
  144. Savannah Sparrow [BC]
  145. Fox Sparrow [BC]
  146. Song Sparrow [BC]
  147. Swamp Sparrow [BC]
  148. White-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  149. Golden-crowned Sparrow [BC]
  150. Dark-eyed Junco [BC]
  151. Northern Cardinal [NY]
  152. Rose-breasted Grosbeak [NY]
  153. Black-headed Grosbeak [BC]
  154. Red-winged Blackbird [BC]
  155. Brewer’s Blackbird [BC]
  156. Common Grackle [ON]
  157. Brown-headed Cowbird [BC]
  158. Pine Grosbeak [BC]
  159. House Finch [BC]
  160. Purple Finch [BC]
  161. White-winged Crossbill [AB]
  162. American Goldfinch [BC]
  163. Evening Grosbeak [BC]
  164. House Sparrow [BC]

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


last updated: September 28, 2017 with Heerman’s Gull