Birding Life List

Our Life List of Birds

A Birder's Life List
How many birds can you identify?

There are lots of birding challenges out there. There's the Big Year, of course, where you try to identify the most birds in a single year. You may have heard of other challenges, like a Big Day, Big Week, or Big Month. Your Life List is the all-time complete list of birds you have identified.

Our Life List Total: 210

Acadian Flycatcher

Acorn Woodpecker

Altamira Oriole

American Avocet

American Black Duck

American Coot

American Crow

American Flamingo

American Goldfinch

American Oystercatcher

American Robin

American Tree Sparrow

American White Ibis

American White Pelican

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Audubon Warbler

Bald Eagle

Baltimore Oriole

Barn Swallow

Barred Owl

Bay-breasted Warbler

Bell's Vireo

Bewick's Wren

Black and White Warbler

Black Phoebe

Black Tern

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-capped Vireo

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crowned Chikadee

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Vulture

Black-necked Stilt

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Sparrow

Blackburnian Warbler

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Heron

Blue Jay

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-winged Teal

Boat-tailed Grackle

Brown Pelican

Brown Thrasher

Brown-headed Cowbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Cactus Wren

Canada Goose

Canyon Towhee

Canyon Wren

Carolina Chikadee

Carolina Wren

Caspian Tern

Cassin's Finch

Cattle Egret

Cedar Waxwing

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chipping Sparrow


Cinnamon Teal

Clay-colored Robin

Clay-colored Thrush

Cliff Swallow

Common Gallinule

Common Grackle

Common Moorhen

Common Pauraque

Common Raven

Common Tern

Common Yellowthroat

Cooper's Hawk

Couch's Kingbird

Crested Caracara

Curved-billed Thrasher

Dark-eyed Junco

Double-crested Cormorant

Dwarf Owl

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Wood Vireo

Eurasian Collared Dove

European Starling

Field Sparrow

Forster's Tern

Fulvous Whistling Duck

Golden-cheeked Warbler

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Gray Catbird

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Great Horned Owl

Great Kiskadee

Great-crester Flycatcher

Great-horned Owl

Great-tailed Grackle

Greater Flamingo

Greater Roadrunner

Green Heron

Green Jay

Green Kingfisher

Green-winged Teal

Grey Hawk

Harris's Sparrow

Hermit Thrush

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Warbler

House Finch

House Sparrow

Inca Dove

Indigo Bunting


Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Lark Bunting

Lark Sparrow

Laughing Gull

Lazuli Bunting

Least Bittern

Lessor Goldfinch

Lincoln's Sparrow

Little Blue Heron

Little Egret

Little-ringed Plover

Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Thrasher

Louisiana Waterthrush

Macgillivray's Warbler


Mexican Jay

Montezuma Quail

Mourning Dove

Nashville Warbler

Neotropic Cormorant

Norther Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula

Northern Shoveler

Northern Waterthrush

Olive-colored Sparrow

Orange-crowned Warbler

Orchard Oriole


Painted Bunting


Pied-billed Grebe

Pileated Woodpecker

Pine Siskin

Pine Warbler

Plain Chachalaca

Purple Gallinule

Purple Martin

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-billed Gull

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Roseate Spoonbill

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruddy Turnstone



Scarlet Tanager

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scott's Oriole

Screech Owl

Scrub Jay

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Slaty-backed Gull

Snowy Egret

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow


Spotted Towhee

Summer Tanager

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Thrush

Tree Swallow

Tri-colored Heron

Tufted Titmouse

Turkey Vulture

Vermillion Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Western Scrub Jay

White Ibis

White-crowned Sparrow

White-eyed Vireo

White-tailed Kite

White-throated Sparrow

White-tipped Dove

White-winged Dove

Whooping Crane

Wild Turkey


Wilson's Plover

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Attracting Birds to your Backyard

I have built several bird houses to provide habitat in my back yard, and have a sort of feeding area with a squirrel proof bird feeder, suet, and bird baths.

Black Headed Grosbeak (Female)
Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

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