Birding

We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.

Conservation

While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Photo Lifelist

This is the Birdfreak Team’s photo lifelist. We have ordered the birds as they are in the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America (and alphabetically within groups of birds if possible).

A photo lifelist is pretty much the same as a regular life list except the bird must be clearly photographed. The photo doesn’t have to be great, just diagnostic (although better photos are always the goal).

For each bird, click on the link to view a picture of the bird (try it out on this Cerulean Warbler)

As of January 10, 2012 – 255 Species

  1. American Black Duck
  2. Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  3. Blue-winged Teal
  4. Bufflehead
  5. Common Eider
  6. Common Goldeneye
  7. Common Merganser
  8. Hooded Merganser
  9. Lesser Scaup
  10. Mallard
  11. Northern Shoveler
  12. Redhead
  13. Ring-necked Duck
  14. Ruddy Duck
  15. Surf Scoter
  16. White-winged Scoter
  17. Wood Duck
  18. Canada Goose
  19. Cackling Goose
  20. Trumpeter Swan
  21. American Coot
  22. Common Moorhen
  23. Horned Grebe
  24. Pied-billed Grebe
  25. Common Loon
  26. Double-crested Cormorant
  27. Neotropic Cormorant
  28. Anhinga
  29. American White Pelican
  30. Brown Pelican
  31. Bonaparte’s Gull
  32. Greater Black-backed Gull
  33. Herring Gull
  34. Laughing Gull
  35. Ring-billed Gull
  36. Arctic Tern
  37. Black Tern
  38. Caspian Tern
  39. Common Tern
  40. Forster’s Tern
  41. Royal Tern
  42. Sandwich Tern
  43. American Kestrel
  44. Bald Eagle
  45. Cooper’s Hawk
  46. Crested Caracara
  47. Harris’s Hawk
  48. Merlin
  49. Mississippi Kite
  50. Northern Harrier
  51. Osprey
  52. Peregrine Falcon
  53. Red-tailed Hawk
  54. Rough-legged Hawk
  55. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  56. Turkey Vulture
  57. Barred Owl
  58. Great Horned Owl
  59. Snowy Owl
  60. Ruffed Grouse
  61. Ring-necked Pheasant
  62. Greater Roadrunner
  63. Plain Chachalaca
  64. Wild Turkey
  65. White Ibis
  66. Roseate Spoonbill
  67. Great Blue Heron
  68. Sandhill Crane
  69. Whooping Crane
  70. Great Egret
  71. Snowy Egret
  72. Little Blue Heron
  73. Tricolored Heron
  74. Reddish Egret
  75. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  76. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  77. Green Heron
  78. American Bittern
  79. Sora
  80. Killdeer
  81. Black-bellied Plover
  82. Semipalmated Plover
  83. Piping Plover
  84. Black-necked Stilt
  85. American Oystercatcher
  86. Sanderling
  87. Dunlin
  88. Red Knot
  89. Ruddy Turnstone
  90. Spotted Sandpiper
  91. Solitary Sandpiper
  92. Lesser Yellowlegs
  93. Wilson’s Snipe
  94. Short-billed Dowitcher
  95. Willet
  96. Hudsonian Godwit
  97. Whimbrel
  98. Wilson’s Phalarope
  99. Rock Pigeon
  100. Mourning Dove
  101. Black-billed Cuckoo
  102. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  103. Common Nighthawk
  104. Common Pauraque
  105. Chimney Swift
  106. Belted Kingfisher
  107. Green Kingfisher
  108. Red-headed Woodpecker
  109. Acorn Woodpecker
  110. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  111. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  112. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  113. Downy Woodpecker
  114. Hairy Woodpecker
  115. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  116. Northern Flicker
  117. Pileated Woodpecker
  118. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  119. Green-breasted Mango
  120. Tree Swallow
  121. Barn Swallow
  122. Bank Swallow
  123. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  124. Eastern Kingbird
  125. Western Kingbird
  126. Eastern Wood Pewee
  127. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  128. Eastern Phoebe
  129. Great Crested Flycatcher
  130. Least Flycatcher
  131. Acadian Flycatcher
  132. Willow Flycatcher
  133. Great Kiskadee
  134. American Robin
  135. Clay-colored Robin
  136. Eastern Bluebird
  137. Hermit Thrush
  138. Veery
  139. Swainson’s Thrush
  140. Wood Thrush
  141. Brown Thrasher
  142. Long-tailed Thrasher
  143. Gray Catbird
  144. Northern Mockingbird
  145. Blue Mockingbird
  146. Northern Shrike
  147. Cedar Waxwing
  148. Horned Lark
  149. American Pipit
  150. Blue Jay
  151. Steller’s Jay
  152. Green Jay
  153. Western Scrub-Jay
  154. Mexican Jay
  155. Black-billed Magpie
  156. American Crow
  157. Fish Crow
  158. Common Raven
  159. Black-capped Chickadee
  160. Carolina Chickadee
  161. Tufted Titmouse
  162. White-breasted Nuthatch
  163. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  164. Brown Creeper
  165. Cactus Wren
  166. Carolina Wren
  167. House Wren
  168. Marsh Wren
  169. Sedge Wren
  170. Winter Wren
  171. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  172. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  173. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  174. Bell’s Vireo
  175. Blue-headed Vireo
  176. Red-eyed Vireo
  177. White-eyed Vireo
  178. Yellow-throated Vireo
  179. American Redstart
  180. Bay-breasted Warbler
  181. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  182. Black-throated Green Warbler
  183. Black-and-white Warbler
  184. Blackpoll Warbler
  185. Blue-winged Warbler
  186. Cape May Warbler
  187. Cerulean Warbler
  188. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  189. Common Yellowthroat
  190. Golden Winged Warbler
  191. Hooded Warbler
  192. Kentucky Warbler
  193. Louisiana Waterthrush
  194. Magnolia Warbler
  195. Nashville Warbler
  196. Northern Parula
  197. Northern Waterthrush
  198. Ovenbird
  199. Palm Warbler
  200. Pine Warbler
  201. Prothonotary Warbler
  202. Tennessee Warbler
  203. Wilson’s Warbler
  204. Yellow Warbler
  205. Yellow-breasted Chat
  206. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  207. Yellow-throated Warbler
  208. Scarlet Tanager
  209. European Starling
  210. Red-winged Blackbird
  211. Yellow-headed Blackbird
  212. Western Meadowlark
  213. Eastern Meadowlark
  214. Bobolink
  215. Dickcissel
  216. Common Grackle
  217. Groove-billed Ani
  218. Brown-headed Cowbird
  219. Rusty Blackbird
  220. Baltimore Oriole
  221. Orchard Oriole
  222. Scott’s Oriole
  223. Altamira Oriole
  224. Song Sparrow
  225. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  226. Swamp Sparrow
  227. Fox Sparrow
  228. Chipping Sparrow
  229. American Tree Sparrow
  230. Field Sparrow
  231. Lark Sparrow
  232. Savannah Sparrow
  233. Vesper Sparrow
  234. Henslow’s Sparrow
  235. Grasshopper Sparrow
  236. White-throated Sparrow
  237. White-crowned Sparrow
  238. Harris’s Sparrow
  239. Dark-eyed Junco
  240. Snow Bunting
  241. House Finch
  242. Purple Finch
  243. White-winged Crossbill
  244. American Goldfinch
  245. Pine Siskin
  246. Lesser Goldfinch
  247. Northern Cardinal
  248. Indigo Bunting
  249. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  250. Black-headed Grosbeak
  251. Crimson-collared Grosbeak
  252. Eastern Towhee
  253. Spotted Towhee
  254. Common Redpoll
  255. House Sparrow