Bird Photo List

I enjoy the outdoors, and spending time outside has always been my favorite hobby. Over the years, exactly what I do out side changes – when I was young, I rode my bike and walked through woods. Then I climbed mountains. Then I hiked. Then I collected rocks. Now, I’m trying another change — Birds. I’m going to try to get a photo of each type of Bird that exists in Utah (according to Wikipedia.)

Caveats: I’m new at this. The list is mostly empty. And I have a pile of photos to identify to start checking things off. And while I’ll post good photos if I get them, bad photos count, so you’ll see bad ones here.

I also might get identifications wrong… by all means, let me know if I am wrong. I fully recognize my lack of knowledge in this arena.

Ducks, geese, and waterfowl

Canada gooseBranta canadensis
9/5/2020 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge
MallardAnas platyrhynchos (Eclipse plumage)
9/19/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – Canyon View Park

Greylag Goose (?) Not native to North America, though… but it sure looks like one.
9/19/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – Canyon View Park

New World quail

Pheasants, grouse, and allies

Grebes

Western grebeAechmorphorus occidentalis
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Pigeons and doves

Mourning doveZenaida macroura
9/7/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – My Backyard

Cuckoos

Nightjars and allies

Swifts

Hummingbirds

Rails, gallinules, and coots

American cootFulica americana
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Cranes

Stilts and avocets

American avocetRecurvirostra americana
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Plovers and lapwings

Sandpipers and allies

Skuas and jaegers

Auks, murres, and puffins

Gulls, terns, and skimmers

Ring-billed gullLarus delawarensis
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Loons

Storks

Frigatebirds

Boobies and gannets

Cormorants and shags

Pelicans

American white pelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
9/5/20 Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Herons, egrets, and bitterns

Great blue heronArdea herodias
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge
Snowy egretEgretta thula
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

Ibises and spoonbills

White-faced ibisPlegadis chihi
9/5/20 – Bear River Wildlife Refuge

New World vultures

Osprey

Hawks, eagles, and kites

Barn-owls

Owls

Kingfishers

Woodpeckers

Falcons and caracaras

Tyrant flycatchers

Western wood-peweeContopus sordidulus
9/12/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – Dripping Rock Trail

Shrikes

Vireos, shrike-babblers, and erpornis

Crows, jays, and magpies

Larks

Swallows

Tits, chickadees, and titmice

Black-capped chickadeePoecile atricapilla
9/19/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – River Trail

Penduline-tits

Long-tailed tits

Nuthatches

Treecreepers

Wrens

Gnatcatchers

Dippers

Kinglets

Thrushes and allies

Mockingbirds and thrashers

Starlings

Waxwings

Silky-flycatchers

Old World sparrows

Wagtails and pipits

Finches, euphonias, and allies

House finchHaemorhous mexicanus
9/7/20 – Spanish Fork, UT – My Backyard

Longspurs and snow buntings

New World sparrows

Yellow-breasted chat

Troupials and allies

New World warblers

Cardinals and allies