Bird Life List

Birds are a facet of travel, like tasting a region's food or learning about it's architecture. Look up in the sky when you travel, and ask yourself, 'What species of bird is that?' The act of asking that question is the act of keeping a bird life list. You don't need to be an avid birdwatcher to start a list. But the act of keeping one can become an amazing traveler's tool, helping you connect fragments of observed knowledge about botany, habitat and geography.

A copic marker sketch of Cuban Parrots in Flight

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.

In the form of a bird life list, 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 Jabiru, my bird life list includes 1,193 species, or about eleven percent of the species in the world. My Bird Lfe List is organized by taxonomy, and includes marker and watercolor sketches throughout.

I also keep a butterfly life list, a dragonfly life list, a reptile life list and an amphibian life list, although I continue to work on identifying these challenging identifications.

Great TinamouTinamus major

Little TinamouCrypturellus soui

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis

Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Graylag GooseAnser anser

Snow GooseChen caerulescens

Ross's GooseChen rossii

BrantBranta bernicla

Brant Goose Sketch

Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii

Canada GooseBranta canadensis

Hawaiian GooseBranta sandvicensis

Mute SwanCygnus olor

Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator

Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus

Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea

Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna

Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata

Wood DuckAix sponsa

Wood Duck Sketch

Torrent DuckMerganetta armata

GadwallAnas strepera

Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope

American WigeonAnas americana

MallardAnas platyrhynchos

Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula

Hawaiian DuckAnas wyvilliana

Blue-winged TealAnas discors

Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera

Sketch of a Cinnamon Teal at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata

White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis

Northern PintailAnas acuta

Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica

Green-winged TealAnas crecca

Andean TealAnas andium

Red-crested PochardNetta rufina

CanvasbackAythya valisineria

RedheadAythya americana

Common PochardAythya ferina

Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris

Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

Greater ScaupAythya marila

Lesser ScaupAythya affinis

Common EiderSomateria mollissima

Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus

Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata

White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca

Common ScoterMelanitta nigra

Black ScoterMelanitta americana

Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis

BuffleheadBucephala albeola

Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula

Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica

Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus

Hooded Merganser Bird sketch in copic marker.

Common MerganserMergus merganser

Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

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

Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetula

Gray-headed ChachalacaOrtalis cinereiceps

Andean GuanPenelope montagnii

Spix's GuanPenelope jacquacu

Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens

Blue-throated Piping-GuanPipile cumanensis

Sickle-winged GuanChamaepetes goudotii

Mountain QuailOreortyx pictus

California QuailCallipepla californica

Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambelii

ChukarAlectoris chukar

Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa

Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckelii

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus

Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus

Greater Sage-GrouseCentrocercus urophasianus

Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus

Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosus

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellata

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata

Arctic LoonGavia arctica

Pacific LoonGavia pacifica

Common LoonGavia immer

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

Least Grebe

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

Horned GrebePodiceps auritus

Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena

Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

Eared Grebe Sketch from Forest Grove, Oregon.

Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis

Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkii

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

American Flamingo Sketch

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

Greater Flamingos 
Bird sketch in copic marker.

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis

Laysan Albatross Bird sketch in copic marker.

Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes

Black-footed Albatross Sketch

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis

Pink-footed ShearwaterArdenna creatopus

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica

Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleri

Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea

Sooty Shearwater Sketch

Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

Fork-tailed Storm-PetrelOceanodroma furcata

Fork-tailed Storm Petrel Sketch

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

White-tailed Tropicbird

White StorkCiconia ciconia

White Stork

JabiruJabiru mycteria

Wood StorkMycteria americana

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

Blue-footed BoobySula nebouxii

Peruvian BoobySula variegata

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

Red-footed BoobySula sula

Brandt's CormorantPhalacrocorax penicillatus

Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicus

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

Sketch of Brown Pelicans in flight.

Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagus

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis

Rufescent Tiger-HeronTigrisoma lineatum

Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatum

Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanum

Great Blue HeronArdea herodias

Gray HeronArdea cinerea

Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi

Sketch of a Cocoi Heron from my bird life list.

Great EgretArdea alba

Little EgretEgretta garzetta

Snowy EgretEgretta thula

Snowy Egret

Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea

Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor

Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens

Reddish Egret Bird Sketched in the Bahamas

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

Green HeronButorides virescens

Green Heron, sketched in the Dominican Republic

I have photographed and written about Green Herons in several regions in Notes from the Road, as they were one of the first birds to spike my interest in habitat and distribution. Check out my piece on Bakers Bay, Bahamas, which includes a photo of a Green Heron in the Abacos, and my other Green Heron sketch from Costa Rica.

Striated HeronButorides striata

Capped HeronPilherodius pileatus

Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius

White IbisEudocimus albus

White Ibis

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensis

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill Sketch

Black VultureCoragyps atratus

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianus

Also called the Savannah Vulture. I saw my first at, you guessed, it, the best place to find vultures - a garbage dump in Mexico. Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures are spectacular birds, with dense and varied coloration on their featherless heads.

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

Greater Yellow-headed VultureCathartes melambrotus

Andean CondorVultur gryphus

Andean Condor in Flight in Ecuador.  Bird sketch in copic marker.

King VultureSarcoramphus papa

OspreyPandion haliaetus

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus

Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensis

Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus

Harpy EagleHarpia harpyja

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos

Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata

Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilis

Slender-billed KiteHelicolestes hamatus

Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatus

Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis

Plumbeous KiteIctinia plumbea

Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus

Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus

Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus

Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii

Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolor

Red KiteMilvus milvus

Black KiteMilvus migrans

Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus

Slate-colored HawkButeogallus schistaceus

Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus

Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitinga

Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris

Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma

White HawkPseudastur albicollis

Gray HawkButeo plagiatus

Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus

Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus

Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus

Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni

Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus

Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

Common BuzzardButeo buteo

SunbitternEurypyga helias

White-throated CrakeLaterallus albigularis

King RailRallus elegans

Clapper RailRallus crepitans

Virginia RailRallus limicola

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

Water RailRallus aquaticus

Russet-naped Wood RailAramides albiventris

SoraPorzana carolina

Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

Common GallinuleGallinula galeata

Eurasian CootFulica atra

Hawaiian CootFulica alai

American CootFulica americana

Slate-colored CootFulica ardesiaca

LimpkinAramus guarauna

Pale-winged TrumpeterPsophia leucoptera

Pale-winged Trumpeter in Tambopata, Peru

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt Bird sketch in copic marker.

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilt Bird Sketch

American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

American Oystercatcher on the rocks off Abaco, Bahamas

Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

Black Oystercatcher on Oregon Coast

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola

Black-bellied Plover Sketch

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

Pied LapwingVanellus cayanus

Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis

Southern Lapwing

Collared PloverCharadrius collaris

Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus

Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula

Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus

Savannah Sparrow

Piping PloverCharadrius melodus

Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

Mountain PloverCharadrius montanus

Mountain Plover Sketch

Rufous-bellied SeedsnipeAttagis gayi

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

Northern Jacana Watercolor Sketch

Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus

Marbled Godwit Sketch

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata

Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus

Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica

Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa

Whimbrel Bird Sketch

Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstones on the shore of the Abaco Islands

Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephala

Red KnotCalidris canutus

Red Knot

SurfbirdCalidris virgata

Surfbird Sketch

RuffCalidris pugnax

Ruff Bird Sketch

Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus

Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea

SanderlingCalidris alba


DunlinCalidris alpina

Dunlin on the Oregon Coast

Rock SandpiperCalidris ptilocnemis

Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper from my Bird Life List

Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla

Least Sandpipers Bird sketch in copic marker.

Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis

Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos

Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla

Western SandpiperCalidris mauri

Western Sandpipers Bird sketch in copic marker.

Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus

Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus

Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata

Common SnipeGallinago gallinago

Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor

Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

Red Phalarope Bird Drawing

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius

Spotted Sandpiper Sketch

Green SandpiperTringa ochropus

Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria

Wandering TattlerTringa incana

Wandering Tattler, sketched in Hawaii

Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs

Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

WilletTringa semipalmata

Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Jaeger

Common MurreUria aalge

Common Murre in Flight off the Pacific Coast of Oregon

Pigeon GuillemotCepphus columba

Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratus

Scripps's MurreletSynthliboramphus scrippsi

Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquus

Cassin's AukletPtychoramphus aleuticus

Rhinoceros AukletCerorhinca monocerata

Horned PuffinFratercula corniculata

Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhata

Tufted Puffin Bird Sketch

Tufted Puffins are easier to see than you think. In the spring and summer in Oregon, volunteers help people see these beautiful birds at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. But you don't need to sit in front of a scope to see one. I like to stand in the surf and watch them from there. They key is to differentiate them from the other seabirds. They are small, and they fly like a football being thrown: fast and determined. Sometimes, they will drop low enough that you can see them up close from the surf. Get your feet wet, and you'll see them without the aid of somebody else's scope.

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla

Sabine's GullXema sabini

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull Bird Sketch

Andean GullChroicocephalus serranus

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus

Gray GullLeucophaeus modestus

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla

Laughing Gull Bird Sketch

Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan

Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus

Belcher's GullLarus belcheri

Heermann's GullLarus heermanni

Mew GullLarus canus

Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis

Western GullLarus occidentalis

Yellow-footed GullLarus livens

California GullLarus californicus

Herring GullLarus argentatus

Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis

Iceland GullLarus glaucoides

I saw this species when birds of the North Pacific were still considered Thayer's Gulls. They were lumped together in 2017.

Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus

Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens

Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus

Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus

Aleutian TernOnychoprion aleuticus

Little TernSternula albifrons

Least TernSternula antillarum

Yellow-billed TernSternula superciliaris

Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica

Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia

Inca TernLarosterna inca

Black TernChlidonias niger

Common TernSterna hirundo

Arctic TernSterna paradisaea

Forster's TernSterna forsteri

Bahama Yellowthroat Bird sketch in copic marker.

Royal TernThalasseus maximus

Royal Tern Sketch in Copic Marker

Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

Elegant TernThalasseus elegans

Elegant Tern

Black SkimmerRynchops niger

Rock PigeonColumba livia

Stock DoveColumba oenas

Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus

Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensis

Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa

Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa

White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephala

Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostris

Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata

European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur

Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto

Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis

Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

Inca DoveColumbina inca

Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina

Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti

Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosa

Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana

White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi

West Peruvian DoveZenaida meloda

White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica

Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita

Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

HoatzinOpisthocomus hoazin

Greater AniCrotophaga major

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani

Sketch of Smooth-billed Anis in the Bahamas.

Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellus

Lesser Ground-CuckooMorococcyx erythropygus

Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus

Little CuckooCoccycua minuta

Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor

Mangrove Cuckoo Bird sketch in copic marker.

Hispaniolan Lizard-CuckooCoccyzus longirostris

Barn OwlTyto alba

Western Screech-OwlMegascops kennicottii

Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio

Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba

Tawny-bellied Screech-OwlMegascops watsonii

Crested OwlLophostrix cristata

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus

Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnoma

Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum

Mottled OwlCiccaba virgata

Spotted OwlStrix occidentalis

Barred OwlStrix varia

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

Sand-colored NighthawkChordeiles rupestris

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis

Ladder-tailed NightjarHydropsalis climacocerca

Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis

Great PotooNyctibius grandis

I love the mysterious potoos, and although I have only seen a few, I have managed to photograph each one. I write about them on my Potoo bird page.

Common PotooNyctibius griseus

Andean PotooNyctibius maculosus

Black SwiftCypseloides niger

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica

Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi

Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyura

Band-rumped SwiftChaetura spinicaudus

Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris

Common SwiftApus apus

Pallid SwiftApus pallidus

White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

Antillean Palm-SwiftTachornis phoenicobia

Fork-tailed Palm-SwiftTachornis squamata

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora

Bronzy HermitGlaucis aeneus

Rufous-breasted HermitGlaucis hirsutus

White-bearded HermitPhaethornis hispidus

Green HermitPhaethornis guy

Straight-billed HermitPhaethornis bourcieri

Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostris

Little HermitPhaethornis longuemareus

Stripe-throated HermitPhaethornis striigularis

Reddish HermitPhaethornis ruber

Lesser VioletearColibri cyanotus

Sparkling VioletearColibri coruscans

Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii

Black-throated MangoAnthracothorax nigricollis

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularis

Tourmaline SunangelHeliangelus exortis

Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenae

Speckled HummingbirdAdelomyia melanogenys

Long-tailed SylphAglaiocercus kingii

Ecuadorian HillstarOreotrochilus chimborazo

Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriae

Blue-mantled ThornbillChalcostigma stanleyi

Tyrian MetaltailMetallura tyrianthina

Bronzy IncaCoeligena coeligena

Collared IncaCoeligena torquata

Sword-billed HummingbirdEnsifera ensifera

Sword-billed Hummingbird

Buff-tailed CoronetBoissonneaua flavescens

Chestnut-breasted CoronetBoissonneaua matthewsii

Fawn-breasted BrilliantHeliodoxa rubinoides

Giant HummingbirdPatagona gigas

Rivoli's HummingbirdEugenes fulgens

Mexican SheartailDoricha eliza

Bahama WoodstarCalliphlox evelynae

Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris

Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri

Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna

Costa's HummingbirdCalypte costae

Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus

Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus

Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin

Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope

Western EmeraldChlorostilbon melanorhynchus

Cuban EmeraldChlorostilbon ricordii

Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostris

Violet-headed HummingbirdKlais guimeti

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvierii

White-vented PlumeleteerChalybura buffonii

Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysia

Crowned WoodnymphThalurania colombica

SnowcapMicrochera albocoronata

Olive-spotted HummingbirdLeucippus chlorocercus

White-bellied EmeraldAmazilia candida

Blue-chested HummingbirdAmazilia amabilis

Charming HummingbirdAmazilia decora

Steely-vented HummingbirdAmazilia saucerottei

Snowy-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia edward

Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatl

Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensis

Cinnamon HummingbirdAmazilia rutila

Sapphire-throated HummingbirdLepidopyga coeruleogularis

Violet-bellied HummingbirdDamophila julie

Blue-throated GoldentailHylocharis eliciae

Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auriceps

Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianus

Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massena

Black-tailed TrogonTrogon melanurus

White-tailed TrogonTrogon chionurus

Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdii

Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatus

Blue-crowned TrogonTrogon curucui

Black-throated TrogonTrogon rufus

Orange-bellied TrogonTrogon aurantiiventris

Masked TrogonTrogon personatus

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

Eurasian Hoopoe

Cuban TodyTodus multicolor

Tody MotmotHylomanes momotula

Lesson's MotmotMomotus lessonii

Rufous MotmotBaryphthengus martii

Broad-billed MotmotElectron platyrhynchum

Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosa

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher Bird sketch in copic marker.

Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazona

Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle inda

Rufous and Green Kingfisher

American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aenea

White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchus

Black-breasted PuffbirdNotharchus pectoralis

White-chested PuffbirdMalacoptila fusca

White-whiskered PuffbirdMalacoptila panamensis

Brown NunletNonnula brunnea

Black-fronted NunbirdMonasa nigrifrons

White-fronted NunbirdMonasa morphoeus

Swallow-winged PuffbirdChelidoptera tenebrosa

White-eared JacamarGalbalcyrhynchus leucotis

White-throated JacamarBrachygalba albogularis

Brown JacamarBrachygalba lugubris

Yellow-billed JacamarGalbula albirostris

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

Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

Rufous-tailed Jacamar Sketch

White-chinned JacamarGalbula tombacea

Purplish JacamarGalbula chalcothorax

Great JacamarJacamerops aureus

Scarlet-crowned BarbetCapito aurovirens

Spot-crowned BarbetCapito maculicoronatus

Gilded BarbetCapito auratus

Emerald ToucanetAulacorhynchus prasinus

Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatus

Sketch of a Collared Aracari in Panama.  One of my bird life list birds.

Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantzii

Fiery-billed Aracari Sketch

Chestnut-eared AracariPteroglossus castanotis

Many-banded AracariPteroglossus pluricinctus

Many-banded Aracari Sketch

Ivory-billed AracariPteroglossus azara

Ivory-billed Aracari

Curl-crested AracariPteroglossus beauharnaesii

Yellow-throated Toucan (Chestnut-mandibled)Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

White-throated ToucanRamphastos tucanus

Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratus

Lafresnaye's PiculetPicumnus lafresnayi

Olivaceous PiculetPicumnus olivaceus

Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis

Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus

Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus

Yellow-tufted WoodpeckerMelanerpes cruentatus

Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucherani

Hispaniolan WoodpeckerMelanerpes striatus

Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeus

Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillus

Gila WoodpeckerMelanerpes uropygialis

Hoffmann's WoodpeckerMelanerpes hoffmannii

Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifrons

Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus

West Indian WoodpeckerMelanerpes superciliaris

Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius

Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis

Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruber

Cuban Green WoodpeckerXiphidiopicus percussus

Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris

Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens

Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus

Arizona WoodpeckerPicoides arizonae

Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis

White-headed WoodpeckerPicoides albolarvatus

Red-stained WoodpeckerVeniliornis affinis

Crimson-mantled WoodpeckerColaptes rivolii

Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

Gilded FlickerColaptes chrysoides

Cinnamon WoodpeckerCeleus loricatus

Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneus

Scale-breasted WoodpeckerCeleus grammicus

Cream-colored WoodpeckerCeleus flavus

Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus

Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius

Crimson-crested WoodpeckerCampephilus melanoleucos

Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensis

Eurasian Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis

Black CaracaraDaptrius ater

Red-throated CaracaraIbycter americanus

Carunculated CaracaraPhalcoboenus carunculatus

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway

Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus

Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachima

Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnans

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus

American KestrelFalco sparverius

American Kestrel

MerlinFalco columbarius

Bat FalconFalco rufigularis

GyrfalconFalco rusticolus

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

Scarlet-shouldered ParrotletTouit huetii

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus

Yellow-chevroned ParakeetBrotogeris chiriri

Orange-chinned ParakeetBrotogeris jugularis

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Cobalt-winged ParakeetBrotogeris cyanoptera

Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotis

Orange-cheeked ParrotPyrilia barrabandi

Blue-headed ParrotPionus menstruus

White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis

Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis

Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliata

Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephala

White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifrons

Cuban ParrotAmazona leucocephala

Sketch of a Rose-throated Parrot (Cuban Amazon)

Hispaniolan ParrotAmazona ventralis

Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa

Mealy Parrot sketch in copic marker.

Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonica

White-bellied ParrotPionites leucogaster

Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana

Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularis

Dusky-headed ParakeetAratinga weddellii

Nanday ParakeetAratinga nenday

Red-bellied MacawOrthopsittaca manilatus

Blue-headed MacawPrimolius couloni

Blue-and-yellow MacawAra ararauna

Blue and Yellow Macaw Sketch

Scarlet MacawAra macao

Red-and-green MacawAra chloropterus

Chestnut-fronted MacawAra severus

Crimson-fronted ParakeetPsittacara finschi

Scarlet-fronted ParakeetPsittacara wagleri

White-eyed ParakeetPsittacara leucophthalmus

Fasciated AntshrikeCymbilaimus lineatus

Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus

Black-crowned AntshrikeThamnophilus atrinucha

Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesi

Plain-winged AntshrikeThamnophilus schistaceus

Plain AntvireoDysithamnus mentalis

Spot-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus puncticeps

Cinereous AntshrikeThamnomanes caesius

Plain-throated AntwrenIsleria hauxwelli

Checker-throated AntwrenEpinecrophylla fulviventris

Pygmy AntwrenMyrmotherula brachyura

White-flanked AntwrenMyrmotherula axillaris

Long-winged AntwrenMyrmotherula longipennis

Gray AntwrenMyrmotherula menetriesii

Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensis

Dusky AntbirdCercomacroides tyrannina

Blackish AntbirdCercomacroides nigrescens

Riparian AntbirdCercomacroides fuscicauda

White-browed AntbirdMyrmoborus leucophrys

Black-faced AntbirdMyrmoborus myotherinus

Silvered AntbirdSclateria naevia

White-bellied AntbirdMyrmeciza longipes

Chestnut-backed AntbirdPoliocrania exsul

Sooty AntbirdHafferia fortis

White-throated AntbirdGymnopithys salvini

Spotted AntbirdHylophylax naevioides

Dot-backed AntbirdHylophylax punctulatus

Black-spotted Bare-eyePhlegopsis nigromaculata

Ocellated AntbirdPhaenostictus mcleannani

White-bellied AntpittaGrallaria hypoleuca

Tawny AntpittaGrallaria quitensis

Rusty-belted TapaculoLiosceles thoracicus

Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analis

Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus

White-chinned WoodcreeperDendrocincla merula

Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosa

Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurus

Cinnamon-throated WoodcreeperDendrexetastes rufigula

Long-billed WoodcreeperNasica longirostris

Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomae

Elegant WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus elegans

Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans

Buff-throated WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus guttatus

Black-striped WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus lachrymosus

Spotted WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus erythropygius

Streak-headed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes souleyetii

Montane WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes lacrymiger

Plain XenopsXenops minutus

Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrencii

Streaked TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes boissonneautii

Chestnut-winged CinclodesCinclodes albidiventris

Stout-billed CinclodesCinclodes excelsior

Streak-capped TreehunterThripadectes virgaticeps

Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemus

Pearled TreerunnerMargarornis squamiger

Many-striped CanasteroAsthenes flammulata

Parker's SpinetailCranioleuca vulpecula

Azara's SpinetailSynallaxis azarae

White-bellied SpinetailSynallaxis propinqua

Slaty SpinetailSynallaxis brachyura

White-tailed TyrannuletMecocerculus poecilocercus

White-banded TyrannuletMecocerculus stictopterus

Yellow TyrannuletCapsiempis flaveola

Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster

Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus

Rufous-breasted FlycatcherLeptopogon rufipectus

Yellow-green TyrannuletPhylloscartes flavovirens

Paltry TyrannuletZimmerius vilissimus

Slender-footed TyrannuletZimmerius gracilipes

Scale-crested Pygmy-TyrantLophotriccus pileatus

Rusty-fronted Tody-FlycatcherPoecilotriccus latirostris

Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereum

Yellow-browed Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum chrysocrotaphum

Olivaceous FlatbillRhynchocyclus olivaceus

Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescens

Yellow-margined FlycatcherTolmomyias assimilis

Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurus

Cinnamon FlycatcherPyrrhomyias cinnamomeus

Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius sulphureipygius

Black-tailed FlycatcherMyiobius atricaudus

Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatus

Tufted FlycatcherMitrephanes phaeocercus

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi

Smoke-colored PeweeContopus fumigatus

Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus

Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens

Cuban PeweeContopus caribaeus

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

Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris

Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens

Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii

Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus

Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii

Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii

Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri

Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis

Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans

Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe

Say's PhoebeSayornis saya

Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus

Vermilion Flycatcher

Drab Water TyrantOchthornis littoralis

Plain-capped Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola alpinus

Slaty-backed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca cinnamomeiventris

Rufous-breasted Chat-TyrantOchthoeca rufipectoralis

Rufous-tailed FlatbillRamphotrigon ruficauda

Cinnamon AttilaAttila cinnamomeus

Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus

Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer

Pale-edged FlycatcherMyiarchus cephalotes

Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens

Nutting's FlycatcherMyiarchus nuttingi

Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus

Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus

La Sagra's FlycatcherMyiarchus sagrae

Lesser KiskadeePitangus lictor

Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus

Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitangua

Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis

Gray-capped FlycatcherMyiozetetes granadensis

Golden-crowned FlycatcherMyiodynastes chrysocephalus

Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus

Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris

Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaius

Sulphury FlycatcherTyrannopsis sulphurea

Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii

Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus

Tropical Kingbird

Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans

Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis

Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus

Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

Loggerhead KingbirdTyrannus caudifasciatus

Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus

Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

Green-and-black FruiteaterPipreola riefferii

Purple-throated FruitcrowQuerula purpurata

Amazonian UmbrellabirdCephalopterus ornatus

Turquoise CotingaCotinga ridgwayi

Spangled CotingaCotinga cayana

Screaming PihaLipaugus vociferans

Lance-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia lanceolata

White-ruffed ManakinCorapipo altera

Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronata

Orange-crowned ManakinHeterocercus aurantiivertex

Orange-crowned Manakin

Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacus

Golden-collared ManakinManacus vitellinus

Striped ManakinMachaeropterus regulus

Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalis

Golden-headed ManakinCeratopipra erythrocephala

Black-tailed TityraTityra cayana

Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitor

Masked TityraTityra semifasciata

White-browed PurpletuftIodopleura isabellae

Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolor

White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterus

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus

Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis

Black-billed PeppershrikeCyclarhis nigrirostris

Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipes

Lesser GreenletPachysylvia decurtata

Golden-fronted GreenletPachysylvia aurantiifrons

White-eyed VireoVireo griseus

Thick-billed VireoVireo crassirostris

Mangrove VireoVireo pallens

Cuban VireoVireo gundlachii

Bell's VireoVireo bellii

Gray VireoVireo vicinior

Hutton's VireoVireo huttoni

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons

Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii

Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus

Warbling VireoVireo gilvus

Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrys

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis

Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

Hawaii ElepaioChasiempis sandwichensis

Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis

Turquoise JayCyanolyca turcosa

Turquoise Jay

White-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta formosa

Brown JayPsilorhinus morio

Black-chested JayCyanocorax affinis

Green JayCyanocorax yncas

Yucatan JayCyanocorax yucatanicus

Violaceous JayCyanocorax violaceus

Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalus

Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri

Blue JayCyanocitta cristata

California Scrub-JayAphelocoma californica

Woodhouse's Scrub-JayAphelocoma woodhouseii

Mexican JayAphelocoma wollweberi

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius

Eurasian MagpiePica pica

Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia

Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana

Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula

RookCorvus frugilegus

American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos

Northwestern CrowCorvus caurinus

Cuban CrowCorvus nasicus

Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus

Carrion CrowCorvus corone

Hooded CrowCorvus cornix

Common RavenCorvus corax

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Thekla LarkGalerida theklae

Crested LarkGalerida cristata

Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca

Brown-bellied SwallowOrochelidon murina

White-thighed SwallowAtticora tibialis

White-banded SwallowAtticora fasciata

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis

Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis

Purple MartinProgne subis

Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea

Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor

White-winged SwallowTachycineta albiventer

Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilinea

Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina

Bahama SwallowTachycineta cyaneoviridis

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva

Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

Coal TitPeriparus ater

Willow TitPoecile montanus

Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus

Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli

Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescens

Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus

Juniper TitmouseBaeolophus ridgwayi

Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor

Great TitParus major

VerdinAuriparus flaviceps

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinus

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis

White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy NuthatchSitta pygmaea

Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla

Brown-headed Nuthatch captured in Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana.

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus

Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus

House WrenTroglodytes aedon

House Wren

Mountain WrenTroglodytes solstitialis

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificus

Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis

Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis

Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris

Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus

Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii

Rufous-naped WrenCampylorhynchus rufinucha

Yucatan WrenCampylorhynchus yucatanicus

Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Cactus Wren Bird Sketch

Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventris

Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilus

Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectus

Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectus

Rufous-and-white WrenThryophilus rufalbus

Cabani's WrenCantorchilus modestus

Isthmian WrenCantorchilus elutus

Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadius

Bay WrenCantorchilus nigricapillus

Sharpe's WrenCinnycerthia olivascens

White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucosticta

Gray-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucophrys

Song WrenCyphorhinus phaeocephalus

Musician WrenCyphorhinus arada

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Bird Sketch

Black-tailed GnatcatcherPolioptila melanura

White-lored GnatcatcherPolioptila albiloris

Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

White-capped DipperCinclus leucocephalus

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet Sketch

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina

Black-capped DonacobiusDonacobius atricapilla

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla

Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephala

WrentitChamaea fasciata

Japanese White-eyeZosterops japonicus

Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorus

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata

White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus

European RobinErithacus rubecula

Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros

Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius

European StonechatSaxicola rubicola

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana

Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides

Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi

Andean SolitaireMyadestes ralloides

PuaiohiMyadestes palmeri

VeeryCatharus fuscescens

Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus

Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus

Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula

Pale-breasted ThrushTurdus leucomelas

Pale-vented ThrushTurdus obsoletus

Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi

Black-billed ThrushTurdus ignobilis

Chestnut-bellied ThrushTurdus fulviventris

Great ThrushTurdus fuscater

Glossy-black ThrushTurdus serranus

White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilis

American RobinTurdus migratorius

Red-legged ThrushTurdus plumbeus

Red-legged Thrush

Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis

Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus

Mealy Parrot sketch in copic marker.

Read about how I discovered the northern-most record of the Pearly-eyed Thrasher on Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Curve-billed ThrasherToxostoma curvirostre

Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum

California ThrasherToxostoma redivivum

Crissal ThrasherToxostoma crissale

Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus

Bahama MockingbirdMimus gundlachii

Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

Spotless StarlingSturnus unicolor

Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea

White WagtailMotacilla alba

White Wagtail Bird drawn in Germany

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis

Water PipitAnthus spinoletta

American PipitAnthus rubescens

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

PalmchatDulus dominicus

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus

Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla

Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis

Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera

Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera

Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia

Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea

Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina

Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata

Lucy's WarblerOreothlypis luciae

Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla

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

Virginia's WarblerOreothlypis virginiae

MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei

Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa

Bahama YellowthroatGeothlypis rostrata

Bahama Yellowthroat Bird sketch in copic marker.

Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas

Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina

American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla

Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina

Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea

Northern ParulaSetophaga americana

Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia

Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca

Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia

Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica

Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata

Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens

Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum

Olive-capped WarblerSetophaga pityophila

Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus

Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata

Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica

Bahama WarblerSetophaga flavescens

Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor

Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens

Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi

Virginia's WarblerOreothlypis virginiae

I picked up my 1229th life bird in Portland, Oregon. This bird summers in the American desert southwest, but winters on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and as far south as Belize. Somehow, an individual went the wrong way and ended up helping to keep Portland weird.

Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis

Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens

Rufous-capped WarblerBasileuterus rufifrons

Three-striped WarblerBasileuterus tristriatus

Black-crested WarblerMyiothlypis nigrocristata

Buff-rumped WarblerMyiothlypis fulvicauda

Russet-crowned WarblerMyiothlypis coronata

Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis

Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus

Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatus

Spectacled RedstartMyioborus melanocephalus

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

Red-crested CardinalParoaria coronata

Red-crested Cardinal Sketch

Red-capped CardinalParoaria gularis

Red-capped Cardinal Drawing

Magpie TanagerCissopis leverianus

Black-capped HemispingusHemispingus atropileus

Orange-headed TanagerThlypopsis sordida

Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillata

White-shouldered TanagerTachyphonus luctuosus

Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatrii

Black-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio aurantius

Flame-rumped Tanager (Lemon-rumped)Ramphocelus flammigerus icteronotus

Passerini's TanagerRamphocelus passerinii

Cherrie's TanagerRamphocelus costaricensis

Silver-beaked TanagerRamphocelus carbo

Crimson-backed TanagerRamphocelus dimidiatus

Hooded Mountain-TanagerButhraupis montana

Lacrimose Mountain-TanagerAnisognathus lacrymosus

Blue-winged Mountain-TanagerAnisognathus somptuosus

Fawn-breasted TanagerPipraeidea melanonota

Blue-and-yellow TanagerPipraeidea bonariensis

Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus

Palm TanagerThraupis palmarum

Scrub TanagerTangara vitriolina

Masked TanagerTangara nigrocincta

Golden-hooded TanagerTangara larvata

Blue-and-black TanagerTangara vassorii

Beryl-spangled TanagerTangara nigroviridis

Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornata

Turquoise TanagerTangara mexicana

Paradise TanagerTangara chilensis

Opal-crowned TanagerTangara callophrys

Rufous-winged TanagerTangara lavinia

Bay-headed TanagerTangara gyrola

Saffron-crowned TanagerTangara xanthocephala

Flame-faced TanagerTangara parzudakii

Green-and-gold TanagerTangara schrankii

Silver-throated TanagerTangara icterocephala

Scarlet-thighed DacnisDacnis venusta

Blue DacnisDacnis cayana

Blue Dacnis Sketch

Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidus

Shining Honeycreeper Sketch

Purple HoneycreeperCyanerpes caeruleus

Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus

Red-legged Honeycreeper Sketch

Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spiza

Cinereous ConebillConirostrum cinereum

Blue-backed ConebillConirostrum sitticolor

Capped ConebillConirostrum albifrons

Black FlowerpiercerDiglossa humeralis

Bluish FlowerpiercerDiglossa caerulescens

Masked FlowerpiercerDiglossa cyanea

PlushcapCatamblyrhynchus diadema

Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina

Chestnut-bellied SeedeaterSporophila castaneiventris

Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minuta

Thick-billed Seed-FinchSporophila funerea

Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvina

White-collared SeedeaterSporophila torqueola

Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollis

BananaquitCoereba flaveola

Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceus

Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor

Greater Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla violacea

Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis

Western SpindalisSpindalis zena

Western Spindalis Bird sketch in copic marker.

Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximus

Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atriceps

Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens

Short-billed ChlorospingusChlorospingus parvirostris

Common ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavopectus

Stripe-headed SparrowPeucaea ruficauda

Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum

Yellow-browed SparrowAmmodramus aurifrons

Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris

American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina

Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida

Field SparrowSpizella pusilla

Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri

Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata

Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus

Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys

Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostris

Chestnut-capped BrushfinchArremon brunneinucha

Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca

Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis

White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow Sketch

Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla

White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis

Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus

Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow

Song SparrowMelospiza melodia

Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii

Lincoln's Sparrow Bird Sketch

Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana

Canyon TowheeMelozone fusca

California TowheeMelozone crissalis

Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps

Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus

Abert's TowheePipilo aberti

Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus

Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus

Slaty BrushfinchAtlapetes schistaceus

Pale-naped BrushfinchAtlapetes pallidinucha

House BuntingEmberiza sahari

Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava

Summer TanagerPiranga rubra

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea

Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana

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

Red-crowned Ant-TanagerHabia rubica

Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicauda

Carmiol's TanagerChlorothraupis carmioli

Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogaster

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis

Golden GrosbeakPheucticus chrysogaster

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus

Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus

Blue-black GrosbeakCyanocompsa cyanoides

Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea

Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena

Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea

Painted BuntingPasserina ciris

Painted Bunting Bird sketch in copic marker.

DickcisselSpiza americana

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus

Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus

Tricolored BlackbirdAgelaius tricolor

Tawny-shouldered BlackbirdAgelaius humeralis

Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta

Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna

Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Scrub BlackbirdDives warczewiczi

Cuban BlackbirdPtiloxena atroviolacea

Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus

Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula

Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major

Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

Great-tailed Grackle

Greater Antillean GrackleQuiscalus niger

Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris

Oriole BlackbirdGymnomystax mexicanus

Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis

Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus

Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater

Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorus

Melodious BlackbirdDives dives

Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelas

Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius

Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus

Yellow-backed OrioleIcterus chrysater

Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelas

Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatus

Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii

Orange OrioleIcterus auratus

Altamira OrioleIcterus gularis

Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula

Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus

Scarlet-rumped CaciqueCacicus uropygialis

Yellow-rumped CaciqueCacicus cela

Mountain CaciqueCacicus chrysonotus

Russet-backed OropendolaPsarocolius angustifrons

Crested OropendolaPsarocolius decumanus

Chestnut-headed OropendolaPsarocolius wagleri

Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezuma

Olive OropendolaPsarocolius bifasciatus

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs

Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapilla

Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostris

Golden-rumped EuphoniaEuphonia cyanocephala

Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinacea

Fulvous-vented EuphoniaEuphonia fulvicrissa

Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitans

Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldi

White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minuta

Tawny-capped EuphoniaEuphonia anneae

Orange-bellied EuphoniaEuphonia xanthogaster

Rufous-bellied EuphoniaEuphonia rufiventris

Chestnut-breasted ChlorophoniaChlorophonia pyrrhophrys

Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis

ApapaneHimatione sanguinea

AnianiauMagumma parva

House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus

Saffron FinchSicalis flaveola (Check Taxonomic Order)

Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus

Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassinii

European GreenfinchChloris chloris

Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra

Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

Pine SiskinSpinus pinus

Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

Lawrence's GoldfinchSpinus lawrencei

American GoldfinchSpinus tristis

Hooded SiskinSpinus magellanicus

European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis

Eurasian LinnetCarduelis cannabina

European SerinSerinus serinus

Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus

House SparrowPasser domesticus

Italian SparrowPasser italiae

Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

African SilverbillEuodice cantans

Chestnut-breasted MuniaLonchura castaneothorax

Java SparrowLonchura oryzivora