Birds I’ve Photographed

I started photographing birds during the winter in 2013. Here is my list of the different types of birds that I have photographed in Ontario so far. I will continue to update this list.

Birds of 2013

  • Mute swan
  • Canada goose
  • Mallard
  • Great blue heron
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Pileated woodpecker
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • European starling
  • American robin
  • House sparrow
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • White-throated sparrow
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Savannah sparrow
  • American tree sparrow
  • Blue jay
  • Northern cardinal
  • Cedar waxwing
  • Rock pigeon
  • Muscovy duck

Birds of 2014

  • Trumpeter swan
  • Tundra swan
  • American black duck
  • Domestic Mallard
  • Northern pintail
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Greater scaup
  • Lesser scaup
  • White-winged scoter
  • Long-tailed duck
  • Bufflehead
  • Mourning dove
  • Common goldeneye
  • Barrow’s goldeneye
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Hooded merganser
  • Wild turkey
  • Common merganser
  • Red-breasted merganser
  • Ruddy duck
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Bald eagle
  • Cooper’s hawk
  • Herring gull
  • Great black-backed gull
  • Turkey vulture
  • Snowy owl
  • King eider
  • Common grackle
  • Carolina wren
  • Red-necked grebe
  • Gadwall
  • American coot
  • American wigeon
  • Ring-necked duck
  • Killdeer
  • Cackling goose
  • Double-crested cormorant
  • Horned grebe
  • Belted kingfisher
  • Wood duck
  • Tree swallow
  • Song sparrow
  • American goldfinch
  • American crow
  • Golden-crowned kinglet
  • Osprey 
  • Northern Flicker
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet
  • Brown creeper
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Hermit thrush
  • Blue-headed vireo
  • Nashville warbler
  • Eastern kingbird
  • American redstart
  • Prairie warbler
  • Palm warbler
  • Scarlet tanager
  • Acadian flycatcher
  • Philadelphia vireo
  • Bay-breasted warbler
  • Black-throated blue warbler
  • Blackburnian warbler
  • Bonaparte’s gull
  • Spotted sandpiper
  • Brown thrasher
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Grasshopper sparrow
  • Common tern
  • Field sparrow
  • Warbling vireo
  • Chestnut-sided warbler
  • Northern parula
  • Cerulean warbler
  • Black-throated green warbler
  • Canada warbler
  • Tennessee warbler
  • Indigo bunting
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak
  • Red-eyed vireo
  • Caspian tern
  • House finch 
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher
  • Baltimore oriole
  • Barn swallow
  • Merlin
  • White-crowned sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Magnolia warbler
  • Black-and-white warbler
  • Swainson’s thrush
  • Cape may warbler
  • Common yellowthroat
  • Wood thrush
  • Lincoln’s sparrow
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird
  • Great crested flycatcher
  • Ruddy turnstone
  • Dunlin
  • Northern rough-winged swallow
  • Eastern wood-pewee
  • House wren
  • Semipalmated sandpiper
  • Least sandpiper
  • Yellow-crowned night-heron RARE
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker
  • Pied-billed grebe
  • Snow bunting
  • Winter wren
  • American pipit
  • Common Redpoll
  • Bobolink
  • Black-bellied plover
  • Alder flycatcher
  • Northern mockingbird
  • Cliff swallow
  • Green heron
  • Lesser yellowlegs 
  • Sanderling
  • Sandhill crane
  • Ovenbird
  • Sharp-shinned hawk
  • Green-winged teal
  • Greater yellowlegs 
  • Black vulture
  • Surf scoter
  • Orange-crowned warbler
  • Orchard oriole
  • Herring gull
  • Northern waterthrush
  • Great egret
  • Eastern bluebird
  • American kestrel
  • Baird’s sandpiper 
  • Semipalmated plover
  • Least bittern
  • Wilson’s warbler
  • Red-breasted nuthatch
  • Eastern screech owl
  • Common loon
  • Black scoter

Birds of 2015

  •  Evening grosbeak
  • Short-eared owl
  • Fox sparrow
  • Great horned owl
  • Iceland gull
  • Blackpoll warbler
  • Snowy egret RARE
  • American white pelican RARE
  • Purple Finch
  •  Northern harrier
  • Ring-necked pheasant
  • Rusty blackbird
  • Glossy Ibis RARE
  • Pine warbler
  • Virginia rail
  • Wilson’s plover RARE
  • Chimney swift
  • Tufted Titmouse
  •  Horned lark
  • Glaucous gull
  • Blue-winged teal
  • Kentucky warbler RARE
  • Purple martin
  • Swamp sparrow
  • Piping plover – RARE
  • Black-billed cuckoo

Birds of 2016

  • Snow Goose
  • Upland sandpiper
  • Common raven
  • Least flycatcher
  • Sora
  • Common Plover RARE
  • Northern shrike
  • Whimbrel
  • Harlequin duck
  • Whip-poor-will
  • Marsh wren
  • Ross’s Goose
  • Wilson’s snipe
  • Lapland longspur
  • Wilson’s phalarope
  • Black-Bellied whistling duck RARE
  • Brant NEW

Total: 215 different bird species.

Types of Birds I’d like to see/photograph this year:

  • Red-headed woodpecker
  • Red throated Loon
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Northern Saw-Whet Owl
  • American Bittern
  • American Woodcock
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Adult Male King Eider
  • A huge flock of migrating birds
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Black Rail
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