2016 bird list totals:

World year list: 542 species

ABA area year list: 365

United States year list: 169

Canada year list: 313

British Columbia year list: 313 species

Canada life list: 381

ABA area life list: 427

United States life list: 309

BC life list: 353

Total of 922 bird species seen in the world.

Including heard only birds, I have 941 species. The list below only includes species have seen.

Most recent additions:

Eurasian Linnet, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker - France - March 2017

Long-tailed Tit, Graylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Red Kite, Rook, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Stock Dove, Coal Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Wren - England, UK - March 2017

Pink-footed Goose - Martindale Flats, Victoria BC - Jan 22 2017

Purple Sandpiper - Kitty Islet, Victoria BC - Jan 21 2017

39 Lifers -Banderas Bay area, Mexico -  Dec 2016

Iceland Gull - Boundary Bay, Delta BC - Dec 10 2016

Slaty-backed Gull - Boundary Bay, Delta BC - Nov 27 2016


     My complete life bird list: 

I managed to photograph all of the species on this list except for the 19 species underlined and in bold.


Great Tinamou
Muscovy Duck
Pink-footed Goose
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Graylag Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Hawaiian Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Egyptian Goose
Wood Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Red-creasted Pochard
Common Pochard
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted 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
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Rufous-bellied Chachalaca
West Mexican Chachalaca
Black Guan
Crested Guan
Sand Partridge
Elegant Quail
California Quail
Gambel's Quail
Gray Francolin
Black Francolin
Erckel's Francolin
Kalij Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Indian Peafowl
Ruffed Grouse
Spruce Grouse
Dusky Grouse
Sooty Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Little Grebe
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Black-footed Albatross
Northern Fulmar
Sooty Shearwater
Short-tailed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
White-tailed Tropicbird
White Stork
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Blue-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Great Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great White Pelican
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Gray Heron
Cocoi Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Boat-billed Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
King Vulture
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Pearl Kite
White-tailed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Snail Kite
Northern Harrier
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red Kite
Bald Eagle
Common Black Hawk
Savannah Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Gray Hawk
Gray-lined Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Hawaiian Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Common Buzzard
Black Hawk-Eagle
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon
Laughing Falcon
Eurasian Kestrel
American Kestrel
Eurasian Hobby
Bat Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Crested Caracara
Yellow-headed Caracara
White-throated Crake
Virginia Rail
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Common Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Eurasian Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Hawaiien Coot
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Common Crane
Spur-winged Lapwing
Southern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Collared Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Northern Jacana
Wattled Jacana
Upland Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Black Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Rock Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Short-billed Dowticher
Long-billed Dowticher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
South Polar Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Slaty-backed Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Elegant Tern
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Tufted Puffin
Rock Pigeon
Stock Dove
Common Wood-Pigeon
Scaled Pigeon
Pale-vented PIgeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Red-billed Pigeon
White-tipped Dove
Gray-chested Dove
Laughing Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Spotted Dove
Zebra Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Squirrel Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Ani
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Black-and-white Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl
Furruginous Pygmy-Owl
Burrowing Owl
Mottled Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Short-eared Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Common Pauraque
Common Poorwill
Dusky Nightjar
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
Short-tailed Swift
Chimney Swift
White-throated Swift
White-collared Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Bumblebee Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Golden-crowned Emerald
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
Violet-bellied Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
Green Hermit
Long-billed Hermit
Stripe-throated Hermit
Violet Sabrewing
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer
Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat
Green-crowned Brilliant
Purple-crowned Fairy
Charming Hummingbird
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin
Violet-crowned Woodnymph
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango
Black-throated Mango
Brown Violet-ear
Green Violet-ear
Black-bellied Hummingbird
Purple-throated Mountain-Gem
Violet-headed Hummingbird
Black-crested Coquette
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Green Thorntail
Scintillant Hummingbird
Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Green-and rufous Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher
Eurasian Hoopoe
Gartered Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Elegant Trogon
Mountain Trogon
Orange-bellied Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Resplendent Quetzal
Citreoline Trogon
White-tailed Trogon
Tody Motmot
Blue-crowned Motmot
Whooping Motmot
Rufous Motmot
Broad-billed Motmot
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Russet-crowned Motmot
White-necked Puffbird
Black-breasted Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Spot-crowned Barbet
Black-mandibled Toucan
Emerald Toucanet
Keel-billed Toucan
Collared Aracari
Fiery-billed Aracari
Yellow-eared Toucanet
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Williamson's Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Arizona Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Pale-billed Woodpecker
Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Hoffmann's Woodpecker
Rufous-winged Woodpecker
Gray-crowned Woodpecker
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Plain Xenops
Plain-brown Woodcreeper
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Staight-billed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper


Fasciated Antshrike
Barred Antshrike
Black-crowned Antshrike
Black-hooded Antshrike
Russet Antshrike
Spot-crowned Antvireo
Checker-throated Antwren
White-flanked Antwren
Dot-winged Antwren
Dusky Antbird
White-bellied Antbird
Dull-mantled Antbird
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Spotted Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Black-faced Antthrush
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Burrowing Parakeet
Red-masked Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
Yellow-cheveroned Parakeet
Orange-fronted Parakeet
Brown-throated Parakeet
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Crimson-fronted Parakeet
Red-lored Parrot
Lilac Crowned Parrot
Yellow-naped Parrot
Yellow-crowned Parrot
Mealy Parrot
Brown-hooded Parrot
Blue-headed Parrot
White-crowned Parrot
Blue-rumped Parrotlet
Military Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
White-throated Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Pine Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Black Pheobe
Say's Pheobe
Eastern Pheobe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Brown-capped Tyrannulet
Paltry Tyrannulet
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant
Southern Bentbill
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Yellow Tyrannulet
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet
Greenish Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Mountain Elaenia
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Yellow-margined Flycatcher
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Slaty-capped Flycatcher
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Tawny-chested Flycatcher
Tufted Flycatcher
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Bright-rumped Attila
Torrent Tyrannulet
Eye-ringed Flatbill
Olivaceous Flatbill
Yellowish Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Panama Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Nutting's Flycatcher
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Lesser Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Cinnamon Becard
Rose-throated Becard
White-winged Becard
Masked Tityra
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Blue Cotinga
Lance-tailed Manakin
White-collared Manakin
Orange-collared Manakin
Golden-collared Manakin
Blue-crowned Manakin
Red-capped Manakin
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
Yellow-winged Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Golden Vireo
Black-capped Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Bell's Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Scrub Greenlet
Golden-fronted Greenlet
Lesser Greenlet
Hawaii Elepaio
Eurasian Jay
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Brown Jay
Black-chested Jay
San Blas Jay
Gray Jay
Green Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Transvolcanic Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Eurasian Magpie
Clark's Nutcracker
Eurasian Jackdaw
House Crow
Hooded Crow
American Crow
Northwestern Crow
Sinaloa Crow
Carrion Crow
Fan-tailed Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Sky Lark
Crested Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Gray-breasted Martin
Blue-and-white Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Mangrove Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Common House-Martin
Oak Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Eurasian Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Eurasian Treecreeper
Brown Creeper
Short-toed Treecreeper
Long-billed Gnatwren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Eurasian Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Sinaloa Wren
Happy Wren
Rufous-naped Wren
Cactus Wren
Rufous-breasted Wren
Band-backed Wren
Bay Wren
Riverside Wren
Stripe-breasted Wren
Plain Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Song Wren
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Tropical Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Japanese White-eye
Common Chiffchaff
Black Redstart
European Stonechat
European Robin
Red-flanked Bluetail
Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Eurasian Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
Townsend's Solitaire
Brown-backed Solitaire
Rufous-backed Robin
White-throated Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Blue Mockingbird
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush
Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrush
Black-faced Solitare
Clay-colored Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
California Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Tropical Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Sage Thrasher
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Hooded Wheatear
Common Myna
European Starling
Spotless Starling
Palestine Sunbird
Siberian Accentor
Citrine Wagtail
White Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
American Pipit
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher
Gray Silky-Flycatcher
Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Worm-eated Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Crescent-chested Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warber
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Collared Redstart
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Slate-throated Redstart
Black-cheeked Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Tropical Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Grace's Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Red-faced Warbler
Painted Redstart
Eurasian Blackcap
Sardinian Warbler
Red-crested Cardinal
Blue-black Grassquit
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
Variable Seedeater
White-collared Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Slaty Flowerpiercer
Saffron Finch
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
California Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Stripe-headed Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Orange-billed Sparrow
Black-striped Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Hepatic tanager
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Common Chlorospingus
Sooty-capped Chlorospingus
Gray-headed Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
White-lined Tanager
Flame-colored Tanager
Passerini's Tanager
Crimson-backed Tanager
Crimson-collared Tanager
Flame-rumped Tanager
Emerald Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Spangle-cheeked Tanager
Plain-colored Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Blue Dacnis
Green Honeycreeper
Shining Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Northern Cardinal
Yellow Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Bunting
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-black Grosbeak
Grayish Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator
Black-headed Saltator
Streaked Saltator
Dusky-faced Tanager
Rosy Thrush-Tanager
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Orange-breasted Bunting
Varied Bunting
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Melodious Blackbird
Tristram's Grackle
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow-winged Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Black-vented Oriole
Black-cowled Oriole
Ochard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Streak-backed Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Audubon's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Montezuma Oropendola
Golden-browed Clorophonia
Scrub Euphonia
Tawny-capped Euphonia
Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Common Chaffinch
Pine Grosbeak
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Hawaii Amakihi
Hawaii Creeper
Hawaii Akepa
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
European Greenfinch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
European Goldfinch
Eurasian Linnet
European Serin
Yellow-fronted Canary
Evening Grosbeak
Large-footed Finch
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow
Yellow-thighed Finch
Corn Bunting
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch
House Sparrow
Lavender Waxbill
Common Waxbill
African Silverbill
Scaly-breasted Munia
Java Sparrow