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Birds 2017

Birds 2017 features the birds that I photographed and had the synchronistic opportunity to encounter for the year.  I am so grateful for my experiences with nature.

The photographs of the birds shown on this page and all photography throughout my site are photos that I have taken.  My conclusions are based upon my use of the National Geographic field guide to the Birds of North America, social networking birding groups, google searches, and other bird watchers and photographers in the field.  I also utilize a waterproof pocket field guide for Local Birds of San Diego County.  This is how I have determined what birds I have photographed.  It is also possible I may have mistaken something through this process.  Guidance and clarifications are always appreciated.

My site is also my photography field work and note book.  My photo habits and new bird watching ones continue to evolve.   I have listed birds alphabetically and by category and type.  Linked titles and the associated images connect to a related page for the bird referenced.  You will find more images and galleries with dates and locations there.

Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbird

Cormorants

Brandt’s Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Crows and Ravens

Ducks and Geese

Ducks

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Bufflehead

Cinnamon Teal

(with Green-winged Teal)

Domestic Ducks

Crested Duck

Muscovy x Mallard

Gadwalls

Green-winged Teal

Mallards

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Red-breasted Merganser

(with a Snowy Egret)

Ruddy Duck

Surf Scoter

Wood Duck

Geese

Brant

Canada Goose

Falcons

 

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

 

Finches

 

Estrildid Finches

Scaly-breasted Munia – (Spice Finch or Nutmeg Mannikin)

 

House Finch

Grebes

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Gulls

Heermann’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Western Gull

Hawks

Osprey

Coopers Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Herons and Egrets

Herons

Black-crowned Night Heron

Great Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 

Egrets

 

Great Egret

 

Snowy Egret 2017

 

Hummingbirds

Anna’s Hummingbird

Kingfishers

Loons

 

Common Loon

Oystercatchers

 

Black Oystercatcher

 

Parrots

Lilac-Crowned Parrot

Red-crowned Parrot

Pelicans

Brown Pelican

Pigeons and Doves

Mourning Dove

Rock Dove

Plovers

 

Killdeer

 

Semipalmated Plover

 

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

 

Rails

 

Clapper Rail

 

Gallinules

 

Common Moorhen

Coots

American Coot

American Coot 2017

Sandpipers

Black Turnstone

Greater Yellowlegs

Least Sandpiper

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Dowitcher

Marbled Godwit

Spotted Sandpiper

Surfbird

Wandering Tattler

Whimbrel

Willet

Sparrows

Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow

Starlings

 

Stilts and Avocets

 

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Swallows

Cliff Swallow

 

Terns

Black Skimmer

Caspian Tern

Elegant Tern

Forster’s Tern

Least Tern

Towhees

 

Spotted Towhee

Tyrant Flycatchers

 

Black Phoebe

Woodpeckers

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

 

Wood-Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Unidentified