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Keeping a Bird Life List

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This is why I keep a bird life list while I travel:

Western Sandpipers

You cannot avoid birds as a traveler; they are the nearest thing to the most constant symbol of place wherever you go. They are in the city and in the country; they are in every habitat, including above the oceans far from land. You also cannot avoid birdwatchers wherever you go - they too are in the city and country, out there in the desert and above the ocean; a constant in travel. As a traveler, I have learned to appreciate both birds and the people who pursue them.

I've adopted the same passion and addiction as any birdwatcher out there, and I am not bothered by the strange way non-birdwatchers act around discussion of tallying a list of birds. However, I have always perceived birding differently than most birdwatchers. The way I approach it is not as a hobby, per se, but as an inseparable aspect of travel, as vital to the traveler's palette as tasting local food or talking to the locals.

Birding is a life-long lesson in biology, distribution and geography, and keeping a list of all the birds I have seen in my life pushes me to find new places and habitats on the road. A birdwatcher learns to see in a very different way than non-birders; making anybody who pursues birds on the road much more likely to observe things about a place than those who don't. I talk about this in my notes from the Bahia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco.

As of the Rusty Blackbird, my bird life list includes 1,018 species, or about ten percent of the species in the world. My Bird Life List is alphabetical, and includes marker and watercolor sketches throughout.

Birding Binoculars, Books and Apps

Since birding is, for me, an aspect of travel and not a full-time hobby, I need a specialized binoculars that is smaller in size. I have tested several binoculars, but for me, the Nikon Monarch 10x36 binoculars have the ideal combination of compact size and magnification/diameter ratio.

I am a regular user of printed field guides, and I use National Geographic, Sibley and Kaufmann for North American birds, and Princeton for about everywhere else. I use three iPhone/iPad apps, all by Bird in the Hand: The BirdsEye North America app, the BirdsEye Central America app and most importantly, BirdLog World, which allows me to quickly create checklists anywhere in the world, synced to ebird.

Acadian Flycatcher
Acorn Woodpecker
African Silverbill
Aleutian Tern
Amazon Kingfisher
Amazonian Umbrellabird
Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
American Avocet
American Bittern
American Coot
American Crow
American Dipper
American Golden Plover
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Pipit
American Redstart
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican
American Wigeon

Andean Condor

Andean Coot
Andean Guan
Andean Gull
Andean Potoo
Andean Solitaire
Andean Teal
Anhinga
Anianiau
Anna's Hummingbird
Antillean Palm Swift
Apapane
Arctic Loon
Arctic Tern
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Azara's Spinetail
Bahama Mockingbird
Bahama Swallow
Bahama Warbler
Bahama Woodstar

Bahama Yellowthroat

Bahama Yellowthroat

Baird's Sandpiper
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Bananaquit
Band-rumped Swift
Band-tailed Pigeon
Bank Swallow
Bare-Throated Tiger-heron
Barn Owl
Barn Swallow
Barred Antshrike
Barred Becard
Barred Owl
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-winged Cynclodes
Bat Falcon
Bay Wren
Bay-headed Tanager
Bell's Vireo

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Beryl-spangled Tanager
Bewick's Wren
Bioloured Hawk
Black Caracara
Black Flowerpiercer
Black Kite
Black Oystercatcher
Black Phoebe
Black Redstart
Black Scoter
Black Swift
Black Tern
Black Turnstone
Black Vulture
Black Woodpecker
Black-and-white Warbler

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover Sketch

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black-bellied Wren
Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Peppershrike
Black-billed Thrush
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackcap
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Costingas
Black-capped Donacobius
Black-cheeked woodpecker
Black-chested Jay
Black-chested Warbler
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-cowled Oriole
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Tityra
Black-faced Grassquit
Black-faced Grosbeak
Black-footed Albatross
Black-fronted Nunbird
Black-headed Grebe
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Gull
Black-hooded Parakeet
Black-necked Stilt
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-striped Sparrow
Black-striped Woodcreeper
Black-tailed Flycatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Tityra
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Black-tailed Trogon
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Saltator
Black-throated Shrike Tanager
Black-throated Sparrow
Black-whiskered Vireo

Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt

Blue Dacnis
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Ground Dove
Blue Jay
Blue Rock-Thrush
Blue Tit
Blue-and-black Tanager
Blue-and-white Swallow
Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Blue-backed Conebill
Blue-black Grassquit
Blue-black Grosbeak
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Blue-crowned Manakin
Blue-crowned Motmot
Blue-footed Booby
Blue-gray Antwren

Blue-gray gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Bird Sketch

Blue-gray Tanager
Blue-headed Parrot
Blue-mantled Thornbill
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager
Blue-winged Teal
Bluish Flowerpiercer
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Boat-billed Heron
Boat-tailed Grackle
Bobolink
Bonaparte's Gull
Bonelli's Eagle
Brandt's Cormorant
Brant Goose
Brewer's Blackbird
Brewer's Sparrow
Bright-rumped Attila
Broad-billed Motmot
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-winged Hawk
Bronzed Cowbird
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Bronzy Inca
Brown Booby
Brown Creeper
Brown Jacamar
Brown Jay
Brown Nunlet

Brown Pelican

Sketch of Brown Pelicans in flight.

Brown Thrasher
Brown-bellied Swallow
Brown-capped Vireo
Brown-chested Martin
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown-hooded Parrot
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Bufflehead
Buff-rumped Warbler
Buff-tailed Coronet
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Buff-throated Saltator
Buffy Tufted-cheek
Buller's Shearwater
Bullock's Oriole
Bushtit
Cackling Goose

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren Sketch

California Gull
California Quail
California Thrasher
California Towhee
Calliope Hummingbird
Canada Goose
Canada Warbler
Canvasback
Canyon Towhee
Canyon Wren
Cape May Warbler
Capped Conebill
Carib Grackle
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Carunculated Caracara
Caspian Tern
Cassin's Auklet
Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Vireo
Cattle Egret
Cedar Waxwing
Cerulean Warbler
Chaffinch
Checker-throated Antwren
Chestnut Mannikin
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
Chestnut-bellied Thrush
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Chestnut-capped Brush Finch
Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker
Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Chestnut-headed oropendula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chiffchaff
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Chuck-will's Widow
Chukar
Cinerous Antshrike
Cinerous Conebill
Cinnamon Atilla
Cinnamon Flycatcher

Cinnamon Teal

Sketch of a Cinnamon Teal at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Cinnamon Woodpecker
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper
Clapper Rail
Clark's Grebe
Clark's Nutcracker
Clay-colored Sparrow
Clay-colored Thrush
Cliff Swallow
Coal Tit
Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Cocoa Woodcreeper

Cocoi Heron

Collared Aracari

Sketch of a Collared Aracari in Panama.

Collared Inca
Collared Plover
Commom Swift
Common Black Hawk
Common Blackbird
Common Bulbul
Common Chlorosphingus
Common Buzzard
Common Eider
Common Gallinule
Common Goldeneye
Common Grackle
Common Greenshank
Common Ground-Dove
Common House-Martin
Common Kestrel
Common Kingfisher
Common Loon
Common Magpie
Common Merganser
Common Moorhen

Common Murre

Common Murre in Flight off the Pacific Coast of Oregon

Common Myna
Common Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Common Potoo
Common Raven
Common Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
Common Shelduck
Common Snipe
Common Tern
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Common Wood Pigeon
Common Yellowthroat
Coopers Hawk
Costa's Hummingbird

Crescent-eyed Pewee

A Cuban Pewee, or Crescent-eyed Pewee, sketched in the Bahamas on a Castor Bean plant.

Crested Lark
Crested Oropendula
Crested Owl
Crested Quetzel
Crimson-backed Tanager
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Crissal Thrasher
Cuban Emerald
Curlew Sandpiper
Curve-billed Thrasher
Dark Eyed Junco
Domestic Goose
Dot-backed Antbird
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-toothed Kite
Downy Woodpecker
Drab Water-tyrant
Dunlin
Dusky Antbird
Dusky Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Dusky-headed Parrot
Eared Dove

Eared Grebe

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern Wood Pewee
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Elegant Tern
Emerald Toucanet
Erckel's Francolin
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Jay
Eurasian Nuthatch
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wren
European Robin
European Siskin
European Starling
European Stonechat
European Turtle-Dove
Evening Grosbeak
Fasciated Antshrike
Fasciated Tiger-heron
Fawn-breasted Inca
Fawn-breasted Tanager
Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Field Sparrow
Fish Crow
Flame-faced Tanager
Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Storm Petrel

Fork-tailed Storm Petrel

Forster's Tern
Fox Sparrow
Franklin's Gull
Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Gadwall
Gambel's Quail
Giant Hummingbird
Gila Woodpecker
Gilded Barbet
Gilded Flicker
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glossy Black Thrush
Glossy Ibis
Golden Crowned Sparrow
Golden Eagle
Golden-collared Manakin
Golden-crowned Flycatcher

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-fronted Greenlet
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-headed Manakin
Golden-headed Quetzel
Golden-hooded Tanager
Golden-rumped Euphonia
Golden-winged Warbler
Goldfinch
Goosander
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray Antwren
Gray Catbird
Gray Flycatcher
Gray Gull
Gray Hawk
Gray Heron
Gray Jay
Gray Kingbird
Gray Shrike
Gray Vireo
Gray Wagtail
Gray-breasted Martin
Gray-breasted Wood Wren
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Gray-headed Kite
Gray-headed Tanager
Gray-rumped Swift
Great Blue Heron
Great Cormorant
Great Egret
Great Frigatebird
Great Grackle
Great Horned Owl
Great Jacamar
Great Kiskadee
Great Potoo
Great Thrush
Great Tit
Great-crested Flycatcher
Great-crested Grebe
Greater Ani
Greater Antillean Bullfinch
Greater Antillean Grackle
Greater Black-backed Gull

Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingos

Greater Roadrunner
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater Yellowlegs
Great-tailed grackle
Green Hermit

Green Heron

Green Heron, sketched in the Dominican Republic

Green Honeycreeper
Green Ibis
Green Jay
Green Kingfisher
Green Sandpiper
Green Violetear
Green Woodpecker
Green-and-black Fruiteater
Green-and-gold Tanager
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
Greenfinch
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-winged Teal
Gull-billed Tern
Gyrfalcon
Hairy Woodpecker
Hammond's Flycatcher
Harlequin Duck
Hawai'i 'Elepaio
Hawaiian Coot
Hawaiian Duck
Hawaiian Goose
Heerman's Gull
Hepatic Tanager
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Warbler
Herring Gull
Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo
Hispaniolan Parrot
Hispaniolan Woodpecker
Hoatzin
Hoffman's Woodpecker
Hooded Crow

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Mountain Tanager
Hooded Oriole
Hooded Siskin
Hooded Warbler
Hoopoe
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
Horned Puffin
House Bunting
House Finch
House Sparrow

House Wren

House Wren

Hutton's Vireo
Hwamei (Melodius Laughing Thrush)
Icterine Warbler
Inca Dove
Inca Jay
Indigo Bunting
Italian Sparrow
Ivory-billed Aracari
Japanese White-eye
Java Sparrow
Juniper Titmouse
Keel-billed Toucan
Kentucky Warbler
Killdeer
King Rail
King Vulture
La Sagra's Flycatcher
Lacrimose Mountain Tanager
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Lafresnaye's Piculet
Lance-tailed Manakin
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Laughing Gull
Lawrence's Goldfinch

Laysan Albatross

Laysan Albatross

Lazuli Bunting
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Least Bittern

Least Grebe

Least Grebe

Least Sandpiper
Least Tern
Lemon-rumped Tanager
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch
Lesser black-backed Gull
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Greenlet
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo
Lesser Kiskadee
Lesser Nighthawk
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lewis's Woodpecker
Limpkin

Lincoln's Sparrow

Linnet
Little Blue Heron
Little Cuckoo
Little Egret
Little Hermit
Little Ringed Plover
Little Tern
Loggerhead Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-billed Curlew
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Woodcreeper

Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Sylph
Long-tailed Tit
Louisiana Waterthrush
Lucy's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnolia Warbler
Mallard

Mangrove Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo

Mangrove Swallow
Mangrove Vireo
Many-banded Aracari
Many-striped Canastero
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Murrelet
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Wren
Masked Flowerpiercer
Masked Tanager
Masked Tityra
Masked Trogon

Mealy Parrot

Mealy Parrot Sketch

Merlin
Mew Gull
Mississippi Kite
Montaine Woodcreeper
Montezuma Oropendula
Mottled Duck
Mottled Owl
Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Wren
Mourning Dove
Musician Wren
Mute Swan

Nashville Warbler

A sketch of a Nashville Warbler in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Palm Swift
Norhern Fulmar
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Harrier
Northern Jacana
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mountain Cacique
Northern Parula
Northern Pintail
Northern Pygmy Owl
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shrike
Northern Waterthrush
Northern Wheatear
Northwestern Crow
Ocellated Turkey
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Olivaceous Piculet
Olive-backed Euphonia
Olive-capped Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Olive-spotted Hummingbird
Olive-throated Parakeet
Opal-crowned Tanager
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Orange-bellied Trogon
Orange-billed Sparrow
Orange-cheeked Parrot
Orange-chinned Parakeet

Orange-crested Manakin

Orange-crested Manakin

Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-headed Tanager
Orange-winged Parrot
Orchard Oriole
Oriole Blackbird
Osprey
Ovenbird
Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Loon
Pacific Wren
Pacific-slope flycatcher
Painted Bunting
Pale-naped Brush Finch
Pale-naped Flycatcher
Pale-vented Pigeon
Pale-vented Thrush
Pallid Swift
Palm Chat
Palm Tanager
Palm Warbler
Paltried Tyrannulet
Paradise Tanager
Paramo Ground Tyrant
Parasitic Jaeger
Parker's Spinetail
Passerini's Tanager
Pauruque
Pearled Treerunner
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pelagic Cormorant
Penduline Tit
Peregrine Falcon
Phainopepla
Pheasant Cuckoo
Pied Plover
Pied-billed Grebe
Pigeon Guillemot
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pinyon Jay
Piping Plover
Piratic Flycatcher
Plain Antvireo
Plain Chachalaca
Plain Wren
Plain Xenops
Plain-colored Tanager
Plain-throated Antwren
Plumbeous Kite
Plumbeous Sierra Finch
Plushcap
Pochard
Pomarine Jaeger
Prairie Falcon
Prairie Warbler
Prothonary Warbler
Puaiohi
Purple Finch
Purple Gallinule
Purple Honeycreeper
Purple Martin
Purple-throated Carib
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Purplish Jacamar
Pygmy Nuthatch
Red Crossbill
Red Kite
Red Lored Parrot

Red Phalarope

Red Phalarope

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-capped Cardinal
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Red-crested Cardinal
Red-crested Pochard
Red-crowned Ant-tanager
Red-crowned Woodpecker

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

Red-eyed Vireo
Red-footed Booby
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper Sketch

Red-legged Thrush

Red-legged Thrush

Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-Necked Phalarope
Red-rumped Swallow
Red-stained Woodpecker
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Ant Tanager
Red-throated Loon
Red-winged Blackbird
Reed Bunting
Rhinoceros Auklet
Ring-billed Gull
Ringed Kingfisher
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Roadside Hawk
Rock Dove
Rock Wren
Rook

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill Sketch

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-throated Parrot

Sketch of a Rose-throated Parrot (Cuban Amazon)

Ross's Goose
Rough legged Hawk
Royal Tern
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck Sketch, sketched at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Ruddy Ground Dove
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstones on the shore of the Abaco Islands

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Rufescent Tiger-heron

Ruff

Ruff

Ruffed Grouse
Rufous and White Wren
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Motmot
Rufous-bellied Euphonia
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-breasted Chat Tyrant
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
Rufous-breasted Hermit
Rufous-breasted Wren
Rufous-capped Warbler
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rufous-naped Wren
Rufous-tailed Flatbill
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Russet-backed Oropendula
Russet-crowned Warbler

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty-belted Tapaculo
Sabine's Gull
Saffron-crowned Tanager
San Isidro Owl
Sand Martin
Sanderling
Sandhill Crane
Sandwich Tern
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
Sardinian Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Say's Phoebe
Scale-breasted Woodpecker
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant
Scaled Pigeon
Scaly-naped Pigeon
Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet-crowned Barbet
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Scripps's Murrelet
Scrub Blackbird
Scrub Tanager
Sedge Wren
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sepia Brown Wren
Serin
Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Shiny Cowbird
Short-billed Chlorospingus
Short-billed Dowitcher
Short-eared Owl
Short-tailed Shearwater
Short-tailed Swift
Short-tailed Treecreeper
Sicklewing Guan
Silver antbird
Silver-throated Tanager
Slate-colored Hawk
Slate-throated Whitestart
Slaty Antshrike
Slaty Brush Finch
Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant
Slaty-backed Gull
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Slender-billed Kite
Slender-footed Tyrannulet
Smoke-colored Pewee

Smooth-Billed Ani

Sketch of Smooth-billed Anis in the Bahamas.

Snail Kite
Snow Goose
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Snowy Plover
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Social Flycatcher
Solitary Sandpiper
Song Sparrow
Sooty Antbird
Sooty Shearwater
Sora
South Polar Skua
Southern Lapwing
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Southern Yellow Grosbeak
Spangled Cotinga
Spanish Sparrow
Sparkling Violetear
Speckled Hummingbird
Spectacled Whitestart
Spix's Guan
Spix's Woodcreeper
Spot-breasted Wren
Spot-crowned Antvireo
Spot-crowned Barbet
Spotless Starling
Spotted Antbird
Spotted Dove
Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Spotted Woodcreeper
Squirrel Cuckoo
Stellar's Jay
Stilt Sandpiper
Stock Dove
Stoutbill Cinclodes
Straight-billed Hermit
Streak-capped Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Striated Heron
Striped Manakin
Stripe-throated Hermit
Subtropical Cacique
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Sulphury Flycatcher
Summer Tanager
Sunbittern
Surf Scoter
Surfbird
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Thrush
Swallow-tailed Kite
Swallow-winged Puffbird
Swamp Sparrow
Swordbill Hummingbird
Tawny Antpitta
Tawny-belted Screech Owl
Tawny-capped Euphonia
Tawny-crested Tanager
Thayer's Gull
Thick-billed Euphonia
Thick-billed Seed Finch
Thick-billed Vireo
Three-striped Warbler
Tody Motmot
Torrent Duck
Tourmeline Sunangel
Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Warbler
Tree Pipit
Tree Swallow
Treecreeper
Tricolored Blackbird
Tricolored Heron
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Mockingbird
Tropical Screech Owl
Trumpeter Swan
Tufted Duck
Tufted Flycatcher
Tufted Puffin
Tufted Titmouse
Tundra Swan

Turkey Vulture

Sketch of a Turkey Vulture from Crown Point, Abaco, Bahamas

Turqoise Jay
Turquoise Tanager
Tyrian Metaltail
Variable Hawk
Variable Seedeater
Varied Thrush
Variegated Flycatcher
Vaux's Swift
Verdin
Vermillion Flycatcher
Vesper Sparrow
Violaceous Trogon
Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Violet-Green Swallow

Virginia Rail

Sketch of a Virginia Rail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington.

Wandering Tattler

Wandering Tattler, sketched in Hawaii

Warbling Vireo
Wattled Jacana
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
West Indian Woodpecker
Western Bluebird
Western Emerald
Western Grebe
Western Gull
Western Kingbird
Western Meadowlark

Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpipers

Western Screech Owl
Western Scrub Jay

Western Spindalis

Western Spindalis Sketch

Western Tanager

A sketch of a young male Western Tanager at Zion National Park in Utah.

Western Wood Pewee
Western Yellow Wagtail
Whimbrel
White Hawk
White Ibis
White Stork
White Throated Magpie Jay

White Wagtail

White Wagtail

White-backed Tyrannulet
White-banded Swallow
White-bellied Antbird
White-bellied Emerald
White-bellied Spinetail
White-billed Hermit
White-breasted Antpitta
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Wood Wren
White-browed Purpletuft
White-capped Dipper
White-cheeked Pintail
White-chested Puffbird
White-chinned Jacamar
White-collared swift
White-crowned Parrot
White-crowned Pigeon

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow Sketch

White-eared Jacamar
White-eyed Vireo
White-faced Ibis
White-flanked Antwren
White-fronted Amazon Parrot
White-fronted Nunbird
White-headed Woodpecker
White-lored Euphonia
White-lored Toucan
White-necked Jacobin
White-ruffed Manakin
White-rumped Shama
White-rumped Swift
White-shouldered Tanager
White-tailed Kite
White-tailed Trogon

White-tailed Tropicbird

White-tailed Tropicbird

White-tailed Tyrannulet
White-thighed Swallow
White-throated Robin
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Swift
White-tipped Dove
White-vented Euphonia
White-vented Plumeteer
White-winged Becard
White-winged Dove
White-winged Scoter
White-winged Swallow
Wild Turkey
Willet
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Ptarmigan
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Warbler
Winter Wren
Wood Duck
Wood Thrush
Wrentit
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-backed Oriole
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Jacamar

Sketch of a Yellow-billed Jacamar in the Amazon Jungle.

Yellow-billed Pintail
Yellow-billed Tern
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Parrot
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-footed Gull
Yellow-green Tyrannulet
Yellow-green Vireo
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Caracara
Yellow-headed Vulture
Yellow-legged Gull
Yellow-margined Flatbill
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumpled Cacique
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Zebra Dove
Zenaida Dove
Zimmer's Flatbill
Zone-tailed Hawk
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