Bird Sightings: My Life List

House Wren
This is a list of all the bird species I have identified in my life. If you're interested in a specific bird, whether or not I have photos of it for photo cards, or you want to know about my first sighting of it, leave a comment specifying what it is you would like. Note that the photos I have here are mostly not my best for each species.

The State (or country) where I first saw the species is listed beside each species name.
(MO = Missouri)

Total number: 156 species.

 Hooded Merganser  (Canada)
 Brewer's Blackbird  (MO) 
Red-winged Blackbird  (MO)
Rusty Blackbird  (MO)
Eastern Bluebird  (MO)
Mountain Bluebird  (Colorado)

Red-winged Blackbird

Northern Bobwhite  (MO)
Bufflehead  (Canada)
Indigo Bunting  (MO)
Northern Cardinal  (MO)
Gray Catbird  (MO)

Black-capped Chickadee  (MO)
Carolina Chickadee  (MO)
Mountain Chickadee  (Colorado)
American Coot  (MO)

American Goldfinch
Double-crested Cormorant  (MO)
Brown-headed Cowbird  (MO)
Brown Creeper  (MO)
American Crow  (MO)
Fish Crow  (MO)

Eurasian Collared Dove  (MO)
Mourning Dove  (MO)
Rock Dove  (MO)
Wood Duck  (MO)
Bald Eagle  (MO)
Golden Eagle  (Colorado)

Baltimore Oriole
Cattle Egret  (MO)
Great Egret  (MO)
Snowy Egret  (MO)

Turkey Vulture
House Finch  (MO)
Purple Finch  (MO)
Common Flicker  (MO)
Great-crested Flycatcher  (MO)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  (Kansas)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  (MO)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  (Illinois)
American Goldfinch  (MO)
Canada Goose  (MO)
Snow Goose  (MO)
Common Grackle  (MO)
Blue Jay
Pied-billed Grebe  (Canada)

Evening Grosbeak  (Colorado)
Pine Grosbeak  (Colorado)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  (MO)
Bonaparte's Gull  (Canada)
Herring Gull  (Rhode Island)
Ring-billed Gull  (MO)
Northern Harrier  (MO)
Coopers Hawk (MO)
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-Shouldered Hawk  (MO)
Red-tailed Hawk  (MO)
Sharp-shinned Hawk  (MO)
Swainson's Hawk  (Kansas)
Black-crowned Night-heron  (MO)
Great Blue Heron  (MO)
Green Heron  (MO)
Little Blue Heron  (MO)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird  (Colorado)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird  (MO)

Ring-billed Gull

Blue Jay  (MO)
Steller's Jay  (Colorado)
Dark-eyed Junco  (MO)
Yellow-eyed Junco  (Colorado)

American Kestral  (MO)
Killdeer  (MO)
Eastern Kingbird  (MO)
Belted Kingfisher  (MO)
Golden-crowned Kinglet  (MO)

American Robin

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  (MO)
Horned Lark  (MO)
Black-billed Magpie  (Colorado)
Mallard  (MO)
Purple Martin  (MO)

Western Meadowlark  (Kansas)
Northern Mockingbird  (MO)
Common Nighthawk  (MO)
Solitary Sandpiper
Pygmy Nuthatch  (Colorado)
Red-breasted Nuthatch  (MO)
White-breasted Nuthatch  (MO)
Baltimore Oriole  (MO) 
Orchard Oriole  (MO)
Barred Owl  (MO)
Northern Parula  (MO)
American Pelican  (MO)
Brown Pelican  (Rhode Island)
Eastern Wood Pewee  (MO)
Mallard (young male)
Eastern Phoebe  (MO)

Common Raven  (Canada)
Common Redpoll  (Canada)
American Redstart  (MO)
American Robin  (MO)
Sanderling  (Rhode Island)
Solitary Sandpiper  (MO)
Spotted Sandpiper  (MO)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  (MO)
Pine Siskin  (MO)
American Tree Sparrow  (MO) 
Chipping Sparrow  (MO)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow  (MO)
Field Sparrow  (MO)
Fox Sparrow  (MO)
House Sparrow  (MO)
Song Sparrow  (MO)
Swamp Sparrow  (MO)
White-crowned Sparrow  (MO)
White-throated Sparrow  (MO)
European Starling  (MO)
Bank Swallow  (MO)
Barn Swallow  (MO)
Cliff Swallow  (MO)
Tree Swallow  (MO)
Mute Swan (on way to Canada)
Chimney Swift  (MO)
Scarlet Tanager  (Illinois)
Summer Tanager  (MO)
Common Tern  (Canada)
Blue-winged Teal  (MO)
Brown Thrasher  (MO)
Gray-cheeked Thrush  (MO)
Hermit Thrush  (MO)
Swainson's Thrush  (MO)
Tufted Titmouse  (MO)
Rufous-sided Towhee  (Illinois)
Wild Turkey  (MO)
Blue-headed Vireo  (MO)
Red-eyed Vireo  (MO)
Warbling Vireo  (MO)
Yellow-throated Vireo  (MO)
Turkey Vulture  (MO)
Blackpoll Warbler  (MO)
Black-throated Blue Warbler  (Tennessee)
Black-throated Green Warbler  (MO)
Canada Warbler  (MO)
Cape May Warbler  (MO)
Chestnut-sided Warbler  (MO)
Hooded Warbler  (MO)
Grace's Warbler  (Colorado)
Kentucky Warbler  (Illinois)
Magnolia Warbler  (MO)
Nashville Warbler  (MO)
Palm Warbler  (MO)
Prothonotary Warbler  (MO)
Tennessee Warbler  (MO)
Wilson's Warbler  (MO)
Worm-eating Warbler  (MO)
Yellow Warbler  (MO)
Yellow-rumped Warbler  (MO)
Northern Waterthrush  (MO)
Cedar Waxing  (MO)
Downy Woodpecker  (MO)
Hairy Woodpecker  (Colorado)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  (Colorado)
Pileated Woodpecker  (MO)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  (MO)
Red-headed Woodpecker  (MO)
Carolina Wren  (MO)
House Wren  (MO)
Common Yellowthroat  (MO)


Kaylie Mae said...

I think that's great how you keep a list like that!

Starling man Sam said...

I had all the birds marked in a field guide with boxes for checking off in the index, but I had to remember where I'd seen them all to add the state beside each bird!
By the way, the bird book I mentioned is called (a golden guide to)"Birds of North America", it's one of my favorites.