My Life List

My life list of birds I’ve seen. Current total, 577.

  1. Red-crowned Amazon
  2. Anhinga
  3. Smooth-billed Ani
  4. Groove-billed Ani
  5. American Avocet
  6. Bananaquit
  7. American Bittern
  8. Least Bittern
  9. Brewer’s Blackbird
  10. Jamaican Blackbird
  11. Melodious Blackbird
  12. Red-winged Blackbird
  13. Rusty Blackbird
  14. Yellow-headed Blackbird
  15. Eastern Bluebird
  16. Mountain Bluebird
  17. Western Bluebird
  18. Northern Bobwhite
  19. Brown Booby
  20. Masked Booby
  21. Red-footed Booby
  22. Bufflehead
  23. Blue Bunting
  24. Indigo Bunting
  25. Lark Bunting
  26. Lazuli Bunting
  27. Painted Bunting
  28. Varied Bunting
  29. American Bushtit
  30. Rough-legged Buzzard
  31. Canvasback
  32. Northern Crested Caracara
  33. Northern Cardinal
  34. Red-crested Cardinal
  35. Yellow-billed Cardinal
  36. Grey Catbird
  37. Plain Chachalaca
  38. Common Chaffinch
  39. Yellow-breasted Chat
  40. Black-capped Chickadee
  41. Carolina Chickadee
  42. Mexican Chickadee
  43. Mountain Chickadee
  44. Lesser Prairie Chicken
  45. Chuck-Will’s-Widow
  46. California Condor
  47. American Coot
  48. Caribbean Coot
  49. Double-crested Cormorant
  50. Great Cormorant
  51. Neotropic Cormorant
  52. Bronze-brown Cowbird
  53. Brown-headed Cowbird
  54. Shiny Cowbird
  55. Sandhill Crane
  56. Whooping Crane
  57. Brown Creeper
  58. Red Crossbill
  59. American Crow
  60. Fish Crow
  61. Hawaiian Crow*
  62. Hooded Crow
  63. Jamaican Crow
  64. Northwestern Crow
  65. Tamaulipas Crow
  66. Black-billed Cuckoo
  67. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  68. Bristle-thighed Curlew
  69. Long-billed Curlew
  70. Dickcissel
  71. American Dipper
  72. Caribbean Dove
  73. Common Ground Dove
  74. Eurasian Collared Dove
  75. Inca Dove
  76. Mourning Dove
  77. Plain-breasted Ground Dove
  78. Ruddy Ground Dove
  79. Spotted Dove
  80. Stock Dove
  81. White-tipped Dove
  82. White-winged Dove
  83. Zebra Dove
  84. Zenaida Dove
  85. Long-billed Dowitcher
  86. Short-billed Dowitcher
  87. Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  88. Fulvous Whistling Duck
  89. Long-tailed Duck
  90. Ring-necked Duck
  91. Ruddy Duck
  92. Wood Duck
  93. Dunlin
  94. Bald Eagle
  95. Golden Eagle
  96. Reddish Egret
  97. Snowy Egret
  98. Western Cattle Egret
  99. Western Great Egret
  100. Caribbean Elaenia
  101. Canivet’s Emerald
  102. Cozumel Emerald
  103. Jamaican Euphonia
  104. Olive-backed Euphonia
  105. Yellow-throated Euphonia
  106. Bat Falcon
  107. Eleonora’s Falcon
  108. New Zealand Falcon
  109. Peregrine Falcon
  110. Prairie Falcon
  111. Black Rosy Finch
  112. Cassin’s Finch
  113. House Finch
  114. Saffron Finch
  115. Gilded Flicker
  116. Northern Flicker
  117. Acadian Flycatcher
  118. Dusky Flycatcher
  119. American Grey Flycatcher
  120. Ash-throated Flycatcher
  121. Brown-crested Flycatcher
  122. Buff-breasted Flycatcher
  123. Cordilleran Flycatcher
  124. Dusky-capped Flycatcher
  125. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  126. Great Crested Flycatcher
  127. Hammond’s Flycatcher
  128. La Sagra’s Flycatcher
  129. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  130. Pacific-slope Flycatcher
  131. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  132. Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher
  133. Vermillion Flycatcher
  134. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  135. Magnificent Frigatebird
  136. Gadwall
  137. Purple Gallinule
  138. Black-capped Gnatcatcher
  139. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
  140. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  141. Black-tailed Godwit
  142. Hudsonian Godwit
  143. Marbled Godwit
  144. Goldcrest
  145. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  146. Common Goldeneye
  147. American Goldfinch
  148. European Goldfinch
  149. Lesser Goldfinch
  150. Cackling Goose
  151. Canada Goose
  152. Greater White-fronted Goose
  153. Ross’s Goose
  154. Snow Goose
  155. Northern Goshawk
  156. Boat-tailed Grackle
  157. Common Grackle
  158. Great-tailed Grackle
  159. Greater Antillean Grackle
  160. Yellow-faced Grassquit
  161. Black-necked Grebe
  162. Clark’s Grebe
  163. Horned Grebe
  164. Least Grebe
  165. Pied-billed Grebe
  166. Red-necked Grebe
  167. Western Grebe
  168. European Greenfinch
  169. Black-headed Grosbeak
  170. Blue Grosbeak
  171. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  172. Ruffed Grouse
  173. Bonaparte’s Gull
  174. California Gull
  175. European Herring Gull
  176. Franklin’s Gull
  177. Laughing Gull
  178. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  179. Little Gull
  180. Ring-billed Gull
  181. Northern Harrier
  182. Broad-winged Hawk
  183. Common Black Hawk
  184. Great Black Hawk
  185. Cooper’s Hawk
  186. Ferruginous Hawk
  187. Grey Hawk
  188. Harris’s Hawk
  189. Red-shouldered Hawk
  190. Red-tailed Hawk
  191. Rough-legged Hawk
  192. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  193. Swainson’s Hawk
  194. White-tailed Hawk
  195. Zone-tailed Hawk
  196. Black-crowned Night Heron
  197. Great Blue Heron
  198. Green Heron
  199. Little Blue Heron
  200. Striated Heron
  201. Tricolored Heron
  202. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  203. Eurasian Hobby
  204. Common House-martin
  205. Anna’s Hummingbird
  206. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  207. Blue-throated Hummingbird
  208. Broad-billed Hummingbird
  209. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  210. Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  211. Calliope Hummingbird
  212. Costa’s Hummingbird
  213. Magnificent Hummingbird
  214. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  215. Rufous Hummingbird
  216. Vervain Hummingbird
  217. Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  218. White-eared Hummingbird
  219. American White Ibis
  220. Glossy Ibis
  221. White-faced Ibis
  222. Jabiru
  223. Eurasian Jackdaw
  224. Pomarine Jaeger
  225. Blue Jay
  226. Brown Jay
  227. Green Jay
  228. Grey Jay
  229. Mexican Jay
  230. Steller’s Jay
  231. Western Scrub Jay
  232. Dark-eyed Junco
  233. Yellow-eyed Junco
  234. Red Junglefowl
  235. Kea
  236. American Kestrel
  237. Common Kestrel
  238. Killdeer
  239. Cassin’s Kingbird
  240. Couch’s Kingbird
  241. Eastern Kingbird
  242. Grey Kingbird
  243. Loggerhead Kingbird
  244. Thick-billed Kingbird
  245. Tropical Kingbird
  246. Western Kingbird
  247. Amazon Kinfisher
  248. Belted Kingfisher
  249. Green Kingfisher
  250. Micronesian Kingfisher*
  251. Ringed Kingfisher
  252. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  253. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  254. Great Kiskadee
  255. Hook-billed Kite
  256. Mississippi Kite
  257. White-collared Kite
  258. Red Knot
  259. Horned Lark
  260. Black-throated Loon
  261. Great Northern Loon
  262. Pacific Loon
  263. Red-throated Loon
  264. Rosy-faced Lovebird
  265. Black-billed Magpie
  266. Mallard
  267. Green-breasted Mango
  268. Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
  269. Purple Martin
  270. Sand Martin
  271. Eastern Meadowlark
  272. Western Meadowlark
  273. Common Merganser
  274. Hooded Merganser
  275. Red-breasted Merganser
  276. Merlin
  277. Bahama Mockingbird
  278. Northern Mockingbird
  279. Tropical Mockingbird
  280. Common Moorhen
  281. Scaly-breasted Munia
  282. Common Myna
  283. Nene
  284. Common Nighthawk
  285. Lesser Nighthawk
  286. Clark’s Nutcracker
  287. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  288. Pygmy Nuthatch
  289. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  290. White-breasted Nuthatch
  291. Altamira Oriole
  292. Audubon’s Oriole
  293. Baltimore Oriole
  294. Bullock’s Oriole
  295. Hooded Oriole
  296. Orchard Oriole
  297. Scott’s Oriole
  298. Yellow-backed Oriole
  299. Montezuma Oropendola
  300. Western Osprey
  301. Ovenbird
  302. Barred Owl
  303. Burrowing Owl
  304. Eastern Screech Owl
  305. Elf Owl
  306. Flammulated Owl
  307. Great Grey Owl
  308. Great Horned Owl
  309. Northern Pygmy Owl
  310. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  311. Short-eared Owl
  312. Spotted Owl
  313. Western Screech Owl
  314. Whiskered Screech Owl
  315. American Oystercatcher
  316. Green Parakeet
  317. Monk Parakeet
  318. Olive-throated Parakeet
  319. Ring-necked Parakeet
  320. Red-crowned Parrot
  321. Northern Parula
  322. Pauraque
  323. Indian Peafowl
  324. American White Pelican
  325. Brown Pelican
  326. Fiordland Penguin
  327. Greater Pewee
  328. Jamaican Pewee
  329. Eastern Wood Pewee
  330. Western Wood Pewee
  331. Phainopepla
  332. Wilson’s Phalarope
  333. Common Pheasant
  334. Black Phoebe
  335. Eastern Phoebe
  336. Say’s Phoebe
  337. Band-tailed Pigeon
  338. Common Pigeon
  339. White-crowned Pigeon
  340. Northern Pintail
  341. Buff-bellied Pipit
  342. Sprague’s Pipit
  343. American Golden Plover
  344. Grey Plover
  345. Kentish Plover
  346. Piping Plover
  347. Semipalmated Plover
  348. Wilson’s Plover
  349. Common Poorwill
  350. Pyrrhuloxia
  351. Gambel’s Quail
  352. Montezuma Quail
  353. Scaled Quail
  354. Clapper Rail
  355. King Rail
  356. Chihuahuan Raven
  357. Northern Raven
  358. Redhead
  359. American Redstart
  360. Painted Redstart
  361. Greater Roadrunner
  362. American Robin
  363. European Robin
  364. Rook
  365. Ruff
  366. Sanderling
  367. Baird’s Sandpiper
  368. Least Sandpiper
  369. Pectoral Sandpiper
  370. Solitary Sandpiper
  371. Spotted Sandpiper
  372. Stilt Sandpiper
  373. Upland Sandpiper
  374. Western Sandpiper
  375. White-rumped Sandpiper
  376. Red-breasted Sapsucker
  377. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  378. Greater Scaup
  379. Lesser Scaup
  380. Surf Scoter
  381. Paradise Shelduck
  382. Northern Shoveler
  383. Loggerhead Shrike
  384. Pine Siskin
  385. Black Skimmer
  386. Wilson’s Snipe
  387. Townsend’s Solitaire
  388. Sora
  389. Black-capped Sparrow
  390. Black-chinned Sparrow
  391. Black-throated Sparrow
  392. Brewer’s Sparrow
  393. Cassin’s Sparrow
  394. Chipping Sparrow
  395. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  396. Field Sparrow
  397. Five-striped Sparrow
  398. Fox Sparrow
  399. Grasshopper Sparrow
  400. Harris’s Sparrow
  401. House Sparrow
  402. Java Sparrow
  403. Lark Sparrow
  404. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  405. Olive Sparrow
  406. Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  407. Rufous-winged Sparrow
  408. Sage Sparrow
  409. Savannah Sparrow
  410. Seaside Sparrow
  411. Song Sparrow
  412. Spanish Sparrow
  413. Swamp Sparrow
  414. Vesper Sparrow
  415. White-crowned Sparrow
  416. White-throated Sparrow
  417. Roseate Spoonbill
  418. Common Starling
  419. Black-necked Stilt
  420. Pied Stilt
  421. Wood Stork
  422. Red-billed Streamertail
  423. American Cliff Swallow
  424. Bank Swallow
  425. Barn Swallow
  426. Cave Swallow
  427. Mangrove Swallow
  428. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  429. Tree Swallow
  430. Violet-green Swallow
  431. Purple Swamphen
  432. Mute Swan
  433. Trumpeter Swan
  434. Tundra Swan
  435. Whooper Swan
  436. Chimney Swift
  437. Vaux’s Swift
  438. White-throated Swift
  439. Hepatic Tanager
  440. Scarlet Tanager
  441. Summer Tanager
  442. Western Tanager
  443. Yellow-winged Tanager
  444. Blue-winged Teal
  445. Cinnamon Teal
  446. Green-winged Teal
  447. Arctic Tern
  448. Black Tern
  449. Caspian Tern
  450. Common Tern
  451. Elegant Tern
  452. Forster’s Tern
  453. Gull-billed Tern
  454. Least Tern
  455. Royal Tern
  456. Sandwich Tern
  457. Bendire’s Thrasher
  458. Brown Thrasher
  459. Crissal Thrasher
  460. Curve-billed Thrasher
  461. Long-billed Thrasher
  462. Sage Thrasher
  463. Clay-colored Thrush
  464. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  465. Hermit Thrush
  466. Red-legged Thrush
  467. Swainson’s Thrush
  468. White-chinned Thrush
  469. Eurasian Blue Tit
  470. Great Tit
  471. Black-crested Titmouse
  472. Bridled Titmouse
  473. Juniper Titmouse
  474. Tufted Titmouse
  475. Abert’s Towhee
  476. Canyon Towhee
  477. Spotted Towhee
  478. Elegant Trogon
  479. Tui
  480. Wild Turkey
  481. Ruddy Turnstone
  482. Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
  483. Verdin
  484. Bell’s Vireo
  485. Black-capped Vireo
  486. Blue-headed Vireo
  487. Cassin’s Vireo
  488. Gray Vireo
  489. Hutton’s Vireo
  490. Mangrove Vireo
  491. Philadelphia Vireo
  492. Plumbeous Vireo
  493. Red-eyed Vireo
  494. Warbling Vireo
  495. White-eyed Vireo
  496. Yellow-throated Vireo
  497. Yucatan Vireo
  498. Black Vulture
  499. Egyptian Vulture
  500. Turkey Vulture
  501. Gray Wagtail
  502. White Wagtail
  503. Yellow Wagtail
  504. Bay-breasted Warbler
  505. Black-and-white Warbler
  506. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  507. Black-throated Green Warbler
  508. Black-throated Gray Warbler
  509. Blackburnian Warbler
  510. Blackpoll Warbler
  511. Blue-winged Warbler
  512. Cape May Warbler
  513. Cerulean Warbler
  514. Colima Warbler
  515. Golden-crowned Warbler
  516. Golden-winged Warbler
  517. Grace’s Warbler
  518. Hooded Warbler
  519. Kentucky Warbler
  520. Lucy’s Warbler
  521. MacGillivray’s Warbler
  522. Magnolia Warbler
  523. Mangrove Warbler
  524. Myrtle Warbler
  525. Nashville Warbler
  526. Olive Warbler
  527. Orange-crowned Warbler
  528. Palm Warbler
  529. Pine Warbler
  530. Prairie Warbler
  531. Prothonotary Warbler
  532. Red-faced Warbler
  533. Swainson’s Warbler
  534. Tennessee Warbler
  535. Townsend’s Warbler
  536. Virginia’s Warbler
  537. Vitelline Warbler
  538. Wilson’s Warbler
  539. Worm-eating Warbler
  540. Yellow Warbler
  541. Yellow-throated Warbler
  542. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  543. Louisiana Waterthrush
  544. Northern Waterthrush
  545. Cedar Waxwing
  546. Weka
  547. Whimbrel
  548. Mexican Whip-Poor-Will
  549. Japanese White-eye
  550. American Wigeon
  551. Eurasian Wigeon
  552. Willet
  553. American Woodcock
  554. Eurasian Woodcock
  555. Acorn Woodpecker
  556. Arizona Woodpecker
  557. Downy Woodpecker
  558. Gila Woodpecker
  559. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  560. Hairy Woodpecker
  561. Jamaican Woodpecker
  562. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  563. Pileated Woodpecker
  564. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  565. Red-headed Woodpecker
  566. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  567. Bewick’s Wren
  568. Cactus Wren
  569. Canyon Wren
  570. Carolina Wren
  571. House Wren
  572. Marsh Wren
  573. Rock Wren
  574. Sedge Wren
  575. Greater Yellowlegs
  576. Lesser Yellowlegs
  577. Common Yellowthroat

*My rule is, if they are extinct in the wild, but I have taken care of the species in captivity, it’s on my list, and that’s fair!

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