Birds

Birds

Birds is a photo reference library of my bird encounters.  I have determined what birds I have photographed 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.  It is possible I may have mistaken something through this process.  Guidance and clarifications are always appreciated.

I have listed birds alphabetically by category and type.  Linked titles and the associated images link to a related page for the bird referenced.  You will find galleries and more images with the dates and locations on the linked pages.

Blackbirds

Brewer’s Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Cormorants

Brandt’s Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Crows and Ravens

Who hasn’t seen a crow?  I do admit difficulty in determining when I am seeing a crow or a raven.   American Crow and Common Raven are found in San Diego.

American Crow

Common Raven

Ducks and Geese

Ducks

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Bufflehead

Cinnamon Teal

(with Green-winged Teal)

Domestic Ducks

Crested Duck

Domestic 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

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

Tri-colored Heron

 

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 

Egrets

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret 2017

Hummingbirds

Anna’s Hummingbird

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

Loons

 

Common Loon

Oystercatchers

 

Black Oystercatcher

 

Parrots

Lilac-Crowned Parrot

Red-crowned Parrot

Pelicans

Brown Pelican

Pigeons and Doves

Mourning Dove

Rock Dove

Plovers

American Golden Plover

Killdeer

 

Semipalmated Plover

 

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Rails

 

Clapper Rail

Gallinules

Common Moorhen

Coots

American Coot

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

Acorn Woodpecker

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Wood-Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Unidentified

Grackle?