Total of 369 bird species seen in the world.

Most recent additions:

Gamble's Quail - Indio, California, March 2013

Common Gallinule - Indio, California, March 2013

Wilson's Snipe - Indio, California, March 2013

Western Scrub Jay - Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley, California, March 2013

Oak Titmouse - Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley, California, March 2013

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher - La Quinta, California, March 2013 - not photographed

Abert's Towhee - La Quinta, California, March 2013

Black-throated Sparrow - La Quinta, California, March 2013

     My complete life bird list: 

I managed to photograph all of the species on this list except for the 4 species underlined and in bold.


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Sand Partridge
Elegant Quail
California Quail
Gamble's Quail
Gray Francolin
Ring-necked Pheasant
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird
Blue-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Great Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormant
Great White Pelican
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Gray Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Gray Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
Eurasian Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Hawaiien Coot
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Common Crane
Spur-winged Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Collared Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Northern Janaca
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Black Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Short-billed Dowticher
Long-billed Dowticher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Laughing Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Spotted Dove
Zebra Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Squirrel Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Short-eared Owl
Common Nighthawk
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird


Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Eurasian Hoopoe
Russet-crowned Motmot
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Williamson's Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hariy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
Yellow-cheveroned Parakeet
Orange-fronted Parakeet
Lilac Crowned Parot
Blue-rumped Parotlet
Military Macaw
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Pheobe
Say's Pheobe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird
Maksed Tityra
Warbling Vireo
Eurasian Jay
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
San Blas Jay
Gray Jay
Green Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Clark's Nutcracker
House Crow
Hooded Crow
American Crow
Northwestern Crow
Fan-tailed Raven
Common Raven
Crested Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Mangrove Swallow
Ciolet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Oak Titmouse
Great Tit
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Sinaloa Wren
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Black Redstart
Red-flanked Bluetail
Western Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Rufous-backed Robin
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Sage Thrasher
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Hooded Wheatear
Common Myna
European Starling
Palestine Sunbird
Citrine Wagtail
White Wagtail
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warber
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Tropical Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chustnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Red-crested Cardinal
White-collared Seedeater
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Grayish Saltator
Lazuli Bunting
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Medowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Tristram's Grackle
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow-winged Cacique
Ochard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Streak-backed Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pien Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
African Silverbill
Java Sparrow