Bird

Photography
SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR A LIST AND LINKS TO A PHOTO OF A SPECIFIC BIRDorCLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE BIRD PHOTOS BY CATEGORY.
Note: Over the years the focus of my website has shifted more towards climbing trip reports, so I stopped actively updating my photography section around 2015 or so. But, there are still several great photos here, so enjoy!

In 2006, my dad bought me a Canon Telephoto EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, on the conditions that I "take a few bird photos so we can document the birds around where we live." After a few minutes stalking a friendly robin around our backyard, I was hooked.

Most of the birds I have photographed are from western North American birds from Washington and British Columbia, where I lived until 2019. As of June 2019, I live in Colorado, so it is possible I will begin to add more photos of new local birds to my photo lists, as I have time and opportunity to do bird photography. I've also traveled extensively around the western United States, always with my camera in tow. I've organized my bird photos into 4 categories on 4 different pages:

In Spring 2008, I embarked on an amazing Birding Roadtrip (click link) through several birding hotspots across the country, and photographed nearly 400 different species of birds from across the country. The birding roadtrip is organized into pages based on the 10 birding hotspots I stopped at.

In order to assist in navigating the bird photos I have on my website, I have created a Master list (below) that lists and links to all of the bird photos on my website.

My favorite bird: Painted Bunting. Photographed at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina, Steph Abegg, 2008.
Cool poster I made displaying the approximately 800 species of North American birds
A couple of bird posters I have made to showcase the birds in my neck of the woods. I have the Rocky Mountain National Park one hanging on my wall and my parents (who live in the North Cascades foothills) have the North Cascades one hanging on their wall.

Master List of Bird Photos

The following list is an alphabetical list of all birds I have photos for on my website. 

For each bird, there is a link(s) to the page(s) that has the photo. If the photo of the bird was taken on my birding roadtrip around the country (during which I photographed 359 different species), then it is link is to my birding roadtrip page for that particular state. If the photo was taken at another time, then the photo is posted on my songbirds, waterbirds, birds of prey & near passerines, or hummingbirds & woodpeckers page, as appropriate. 

Disclaimer: With bird photography, by first goal is to just document the bird sighting, and after I've done that my goal becomes getting a good photo of the bird. So my bird photos range from "I've seen that bird" photos to "I'd hang that on my wall" photos.

Category
Bird 
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Key (Category):             Songbirds             Waterbirds            Birds of Prey & Near Passerines              Hummingbirds & Woodpeckers
Key (Birding Roadtrip): AL = Alabama       AZ = Arizona,         BC = British Columbia,         Great Lakes = Great Lakes area (Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin),       ND = North Dakota,       NJ = New Jersey,         NM = New Mexico,         OR = Oregon,        SC = South Carolina,        TX = Texas,        WY = Wyoming
A
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
ANHINGA
--
--
Waterbird
AVOCET
American
TX, ND, OR
Near Passerine
ANI
Groove-billed
--
B
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
BITTERN
American
--
Songbird
BLACKBIRD
Brewer'sRed-wingedYellow-headed
Songbird
BLUEBIRD
EasternMountainWestern
Songbird
BOBOLINK
--
--
AL, ND, OR
Near Passerine
BOBWHITE
Masked
--
Waterbird
BOOBY
Masked
--
Waterbird
BUFFLEHEAD
--
Songbird
BUNTING
IndigoLazuliPainted
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Songbird
BUSHTIT
--
--
C
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
CANVASBACK
--
--
Near Passerine
CARACARA
Crested
--
Songbird
CARDINAL
Northern
Songbird
CATBIRD
Gray
Near Passerine
CHACHALACA
Plain
--
Songbird
CHAT
Yellow-breasted
TX, NJ, ND, OR
Songbird
CHICKADEE
Black-cappedCarolinaChestnut-backedMountain
Near Passerine
CHICKEN/ROOSTER
--
Waterbird
COOT
American
Waterbird
CORMORANT
Double-crestedNeotropicPelagic
Songbird
COWBIRD
BronzedBrown-headed
Waterbird
CRANE
Sandhill
Songbird
CREEPER
Brown
Songbird
CROSSBILL
Red
--
Songbird
CROW
AmericanFishNorthwestern
Near Passerine
CUCKOO
Black-billedYellow-billed
----
Waterbird
CURLEW
Long-billed
TX, OR, WY
D
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Songbird
DICKCISSEL
--
--
Songbird
DIPPER
American
--
Near Passerine
DOVE
Eurasian CollaredIncaMourningRock (brown)Rock (checkered)Rock (dark)Rock (natural)Rock (pied)WhiteWhite-tippedWhite-winged
Waterbird
DOWITCHER
Long-billedShort-billed
Waterbird
DUCK
Black-bellied WhistlingHarlequinLong-tailed (Oldsquaw)Ring-neckedRuddyWoodUnidentified
Waterbird
DUNLIN
--
E
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Bird of Prey
EAGLE
BaldGolden
Waterbird
EGRET
CattleGreatReddishSnowy
F
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Bird of Prey
FALCON
Peregrine
Songbird
FINCH
Cassin'sHouseHouse (yellow varient)PurpleRosy (black)
Woodpecker
FLICKER
GildedNorthern
Songbird
FLYCATCHER
AcadianAlderAsh-throatedBrown-crestedFork-tailedGrayGreat CrestedLeastOlive-sidedPacific-slopeScissor-tailedVermillionWillowUnidentified
G
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
GADWALL
--
ND, OR, BC
Waterbird
GALLINULE
Purple
--
Songbird
GNATCATCHER
Black-cappedBlue-gray
Waterbird
GOTWIT
Marbled
--
Waterbird
GOLDENEYE
Barrow'sCommon
----
Songbird
GOLDFINCH
AmericanLesser
Waterbird
GOOSE
CanadaDomesticSnow
SC, NJ, Great Lakes, ND, OR, BC----
Bird of Prey
GOSHAWK
Northern
--
Songbird
GRACKLE
Boat-tailedCommonGreat-tailed
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Waterbird
GREBE
EaredHornedLeastPied-billedRed-neckedWestern
Songbird
GROSBEAK
Black-headedBlueEveningRose-breastedHybrid Black x Yellow
Near Passerine
GROUSE
BlueSharp-tailed
--ND
Waterbird
GUILLEMOT
Pigeon
Waterbird
GULL
Franklin'sLaughingRing-billedSome kind
H
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Bird of Prey
HARRIER
Northern
Bird of Prey
HAWK
Broad-wingedCooper'sGrayHarris'sRed-shoulderedRed-tailedRough-leggedSharp-shinnedSwainson's
Waterbird
HERON
Black-crowned NightGreat BlueGreenLittle BlueTricolored
Hummingbird
HUMMINGBIRD
Anna'sBlack-chinnedBroad-billedBroad-tailedCalliopeCosta'sMagnificentRuby-throatedRufousViolet-crownedUnidentified
I
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
IBIS
GlossyWhiteWhite-faced
J
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Songbird
JAY
BlueGrayGreenMexicanStellarWestern Scrub
Songbird
JUNCO
Gray-headed Dark-eyedOregon Dark-eyedPink-sided Dark-eyedSlate-colored Dark-eyed
K
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Bird of Prey
KESTREL
American
AZ, ND, WY, OR
Waterbird
KILLDEER
--
Songbird
KINGBIRD
Cassin's Couch'sEasternWestern
Near Passerine
KINGFISHER
Belted
--
Songbird
KINGLET
Gold-crownedRuby-crowned
Songbird
KISKADEE
Great
--
Waterbird
KNOT
Red
--
L
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Songbird
LARK
Horned
Waterbird
LOON
Common
Near Passerine
LORIKEET
Rainbow
--
M
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Songbird
MAGPIE
Black-billed
Waterbird
MALLARD
MallardDomestic
Songbird
MARTIN
Purple
--
Songbird
MEADOWLARK
EasternWestern 
Waterbird
MERGANSER
CommonHoodedRed-breasted
Songbird
MOCKINGBIRD
Northern
Waterbird
MOORHEN
Common
--
Waterbird
MUSCOVY
Domestic
--
N
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Near Passerine
NIGHTHALK
Common
--
Songbird
NUTCRACKER
Clark's
--
Songbird
NUTHATCH
PygmyRed-breastedWhite-breasted
O
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
OLDSQUAW
--
--
Songbird
ORIOLE
AltamiraBaltimoreBullock'sHoodedOrchardScott's
----songbirds page------
Bird of Prey
OSPREY
--
TX, SC, NJ, WY
Songbird
OVENBIRD
--
--
Bird of Prey
OWL
BarnBarredEastern ScreechGreat-hornedNorthern Saw-whetShort-earedSnowy
Waterbird
OYSTERCATCHER
AmericanBlack
P
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Near Passerine
PARROT
Lilac-crowned
--
Songbird
PARULA
Northern
--
Waterbird
PELICAN
American WhiteBrown
Songbird
PHAINOPEPLA
--
--
Waterbird
PHALAROPE
Wilson's
Near Passerine
PHEASANT
Ring-necked
Songbird
PHOEBE
BlackEasternSay's
Near Passerine
PIGEON
Band-tailedFeral (brown)Feral (checkered)Feral (dark)Feral (natural)Feral (pied)
Waterbird
PINTAIL
Northern
Songbird
PIPIT
Sprague's
--
Waterbird
PLOVER
Black-belliedPipingSemipalmatedSnowyWilson's
Near Passerine
PTARMIGAN
White-tailed
--
Waterbird
PUFFIN
Tufted
--
Songbird
PYRRHULOXIA
--
--
Q
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Near Passerine
QUAIL
CaliforniaGambel'sScaled
R
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Songbird
RAVEN
Common
OR, WY, BC
Waterbird
REDHEAD
--
--
Songbird
REDPOLL
Common
--
Songbird
REDSTART
AmericanPainted
Near Passerine
ROADRUNNER
Greater
Songbird
ROBIN
AmericanClay-colored
S
Bird
Species
Link: Category Page
Link: Birding Roadtrip
Waterbird
SANDERLING
--
TX, AL, SC, NJ, ND
Waterbird
SANDPIPER
LeastPurpleSemipalmatedSolitarySpottedWhite-rumped
Woodpecker
SAPSUCKER
Red-breastedRed-naped
--AZ, WY
Waterbird
SCAUP
GreaterLesser
--ND, OR
Waterbird
SCOTER
BlackSurf