These pages show some of the birds Judy and I have seen. About half of the 800-plus bird species usually found in the continental U.S. are included here. Our photos are arranged in taxonomy-based groups.

Scroll down and click on a bird group below to go to an index page for that group. Each index page lists the species in that group that we've photographed. A thumbnail photo follows each species name. Click on a species for a larger photo of that bird. In many cases, we present more than one photo of a bird. This is an attempt to show different plumages or perspectives of the same species. If we have over four interesting photos of a species, we've put them in a portfolio. Clicking on a portfolio takes you to a page that presents all our photos for that bird.

Most of our birding has been in Texas and New Mexico. Recently, however, we retired and started traveling across the country. That suggested to us a personal challenge, to see at least 50 species in each of the 50 states. Just getting to all 50 states will be a challenge for us, but what the heck, we're sure to have fun trying. To chart our progress, we've put our current state tallies at the bottom of this page.

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Finches

Orioles & Blackbirds

Cardinalidae

Buntings, Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Tanagers

Sparrows & Towhees

Warblers & Waxwings

Thrashers & Thrushes

Wrens & Friends

Chickadees & Swallows

Crows & Jays

Vireos & Shrikes

Flycatchers

Woodpeckers

Falcons & Kingfishers

Hummingbirds

Nightjars & Owls

Cuckoos & Doves

Terns & Gulls

Shorebirds

Rails & Waders

Hawks & Vultures

Cormorants & Pelicans

Grebes & Loons

Game Birds

Anatidae

Ducks, Swans, Geese


Our State Tallies

State

Species Count

State

Species Count

State

Species Count

State

Species Count

Alabama

-

Indiana

6

Nebraska

-

Rhode Island

-

Alaska

-

Iowa

-

Nevada

-

South Carolina

-

Arizona

162

Kansas

13

New Hampshire

-

South Dakota

31

Arkansas

-

Kentucky

-

New Jersey

-

Tennessee

38

California

138

Louisiana

60

New Mexico

266

Texas

316

Colorado

80

Maine

-

New York

65

Utah

71

Connecticut

-

Maryland

-

North Carolina

-

Vermont

-

Delaware

-

Massachusetts

-

North Dakota

95

Virginia

6

Florida

-

Michigan

-

Ohio

64

Washington

-

Georgia

-

Minnesota

5

Oklahoma

57

West Virginia

-

Hawaii

-

Mississippi

18

Oregon

52

Wisconsin

3

Idaho

90

Missouri

23

Pennsylvania

50

Wyoming

65

Illinois

56

Montana

78


© Copyright 2011-2017 by Jay H. Wilbur, All Rights Reserved.