Thursday, May 24, 2018

A Birder's Preliminary Life List

My list, 20 years on. The photo shows two pair of Harlequin Ducks. As is typical in the bird world, the males are the more striking. The females need to be fairly drab, to hide on the nest, while the colourful males distract predators and other potential threats.

I will update this list as I identify new species.

Species; Place                               

Avocet, American; Alberta                                 
Barbet, Coppersmith; Thailand                         
Bee-eater, Blue-throated; Thailand                             
Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed; Thailand                                   
Bee-Eater, Green; Thailand                                
Bittern, American; New Brunswick                  
Bittern, Cinnamon; Burma                                 
Blackbird, Brewer’s; Alberta                              
Blackbird, Common; England/Ireland             
Blackbird, Red-winged; Alberta                        
Blackbird, Rusty; Alberta                         
Blackbird, Yellow-headed; Alberta                               
Black-headed Grosbeak; Alberta                                  
Bluebird, Asian Fairy; Thailand                          
Bluebird, Mountain; Alberta                  
Bufflehead;  Alberta                                 
Bulbul, Black-crested; Thailand                         
Bulbul, Block; Thailand                            
Bulbul, Flavescent; Thailand                               
Bulbul, Mountain;  Thailand                               
Bulbul, Red-whiskered; Thailand                                  
Bulbul, Sooty-headed; Thailand                        
Bulbul, Streak-eared; Thailand                          
Bulbul, Yellow-vented; Thailand           
Bullfinch; England/Ireland          
Bunting, Reed; Ireland                 
Bushchat, Grey; Thailand                        
Bushchat, Indochinese; Thailand                                  
Bushchat, Pied; Thailand                         
Bush-Robin, Orange-flanked; Thailand                                   
Buttonquail, Barred; Thailand                           
Buzzard, Common; England/Ireland/Thailand
Buzzard, Turkey; British Columbia       
Canvasback; North America                  
Cardinal; New York
Catbird, Gray; Alberta                             
Chaffinch; England/Ireland                    
Chickadee, Black-capped; North America
Chickadee, Boreal; Alberta, British Columbia
Chickadee, Mountain; Alberta                          
Cisticola, Zitting; Thailand                       
Citrine Wagtail; Burma                            
Coot; England/Ireland                 
Coot, American; Alberta, British Columbia   
Cormorant; England/Ireland/Alberta  
Cormorant, Little; Burma                                   
Cormorant, Double-crested; Alberta                          
Cormorant, Pelagic; British Columbia             
Cormorant,  Indian; Burma                                
Coucal, Greater; Thailand                                   
Coucal, Lesser; Thailand                          
Cowbird Brown-headed; Alberta                                 
Cowbird, Bronzed; North America                  
Crag Martin, Dusky; Thailand                            
Crane, Sandhill; British Columbia                     
Crane, Whooping; Alberta                                 
Creeper, Brown; Alberta                         
Crossbill, White-winged; Alberta                                  
Crow, American; Alberta                        
Crow, Carrion; England/Ireland            
Crow, Hooded; England/Ireland                       
Crow, Northwest; British Columbia                 
Cuckooshrike, Indochinese; Thailand                          
Dove, Collared; England/Ireland                      
Dove, Emerald; Thailand                         
Dove, Little Cuckoo; Thailand                            
Dove, Mourning; North America                      
Dove, Peaceful; Thailand                        
Dove, Red-collared; Thailand                            
Dove, Rock; North America                   
Dove, Spotted; Thailand                         
Dowitcher, Long-Billed; Alberta                        
Drongo, Black; Thailand                          
Drongo, Bronzed; Thailand                                
Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed; Thailand                               
Drongo, Hair-crested; Thailand                        
Drongo, Lesser Racket-Tailed; Thailand                                  
Duck, American Black; North America            
Duck, Lesser Whistling; Thailand                                  
Duck, Ring-necked; New Brunswick                
Duck, Ruddy; British Columbia              
Duck, Tufted; England/Ireland              
Duck, Wood; Alberta                               
Duck, Harlequin; Alberta
Dunnock; Ireland                          
Eagle, Bald; Alberta                                  
Eagle, Golden; British Columbia            
Egret, Cattle; Burma                                 
Egret, Intermediate; Burma                               
Egret, Little; Thailand                               
Eider; England/Ireland                 
Falcon, Peregrine; Alberta                                  
Falcon, Prairie; Alberta                            
Falcon, White-rumped; Thailand                                  
Fantail, Pied; Thailand                             
Fantail, White-throated; Thailand                                
Fantail, Yellow-bellied; Thailand                                   
Finch, Blue; England/Ireland                  
Finch, Cassin’s; British Columbia                       
Finch, House; British Columbia             
Finch, Purple; British Columbia             
Flameback, Common; Thailand                        
Flicker, Northern; Alberta                                  
Flowerpecker, Scarlet-backed; Thailand                                
Flycatcher,   Little Pied; Burma                          
Flycatcher, Blue; Thailand                                   
Flycatcher, Least; Alberta                                   
Flycatcher, Slaty-backed; Thailand                              
Flycatcher, Snowy-browed; Burma                             
Flycatcher-Shrike, Bar-winged; Thailand                               
Forktail, Slaty-backed; Thailand                                   
Forktail, White-crowned; Thailand                              
Fox Sparrow; British Columbia              
Francolin, Chinese; Thailand                              
Fulvetta, Grey-cheeked; Thailand                                
Fulvetta, Rufous-winged; Thailand                              
Gadwall; Alberta                           
Godwit, Black-tailed; England/Ireland            
Godwit, Marbled; Alberta                                  
Goldeneye, Barrow’s; North America            
Goldeneye, Common; Alberta                           
Goldfinch, American; Alberta                            
Goose, Canada; North America            
Goose, Greater White-fronted; British Columbia                
Goose, Snow; North America                
Grackle, Common; Alberta                                 
Grebe, Eared; Alberta                              
Grebe, Little; Thailand                              
Grebe, Pied-billed; Alberta/Ireland                  
Grebe, Red-necked; Alberta                              
Grebe, Red-throated; Alberta                           
Grebe, Western; Alberta                         
Greenfinch; England/Ireland                 
Grosbeak, Evening; Alberta, New Brunswick
Grosbeak, Yellow; Alberta                                  
Grouse, Ruffed; Alberta                          
Grouse, Sage; North America                
Grouse, Sharp-tailed; Alberta                            
Grouse, Spruce; British Columbia                     
Gull, Brown-headed; Burma                              
Gull, Black-headed; England/Ireland               
Gull, Bonaparte’s; Alberta
Gull, Common (Mew Gull); Ireland                              
Gull, Franklin; Alberta                              
Gull, Herring; North America
Gull, Lesser Black-backed; Ireland                                
Gull, Ring-billed; Alberta                         
Gull, Western; British Columbia            
Gyrfalcon; Alberta                        
Harrier, Northern; Alberta                                 
Hawk, Ferruginous; Alberta                               
Hawk, Red-tailed; Alberta                                  
Hawk, Swainson’s; Alberta                                
Hawk-Eagle, Changeable; Thailand                              
Heron, Great Blue; Alberta                                 
Heron, Grey; England/Ireland               
Heron, Indian Pond; Burma                               
Heron, Little ; Thailand                             
Hobby, Eurasian; Thailand                                 
Honey-buzzard, Oriental; Thailand                             
Hummingbird, Black-chinned; British Columbia                  
Hummingbird, Calliope; British Columbia                  
Hummingbird, Rufous; British Columbia                    
Ibis, White-faced; Alberta                                   
Jacana, Bronze-winged; Thailand                                 
Jackdaw; England/Ireland                      
Jay, Eurasian; England/Ireland              
Jay, Blue; Alberta                          
Jay, Canada; Alberta                                
Jay, Stellar’s ; British Columbia              
Junco, Darkeyed; Alberta                                   
Junglefowl, Red; Thailand                                 
Kestrel; England/Ireland             
Kestrel, American; Alberta                                 
Killdeer; Alberta                             
Kingbird, Eastern; Alberta                                  
Kingbird, Western; Alberta                                
Kingfisher, Belted; Alberta                                 
Kingfisher, Black-capped; Thailand                              
Kingfisher, Blyth’s; Thailand                               
Kingfisher, White-throated; Thailand                          
Kite, Black; Burma                         
Lapwing; England/Ireland                      
Lapwing, Red-wattled; Thailand                                   
Lapwing, River; Burma                            
Lark, Horned; Alberta
Laughing-thrush, Chestnut-crowned; Thailand
Loon, Common; Alberta                          
Magpie Robin, Oriental; Thailand                                 
Magpie, Black-billed; Alberta                             
Magpie, Red-billed Blue; Burma                        
Malkoha, Green-billed; Thailand                                  
Mallard; North America              
Martin, Common; Ireland
Martin, Plain; Thailand                            
Martin, Purple; Alberta                           
Martin, Sand; Thailand                            
Meadowlark, Western; Alberta                        
Merganser, Common; North America            
Merganser, Hooded; Alberta                             
Merganser, Red-breasted; Alberta                              
Merlin; Alberta                              
Minivet, Scarlet; Thailand           
Moorhen, Common; Thailand/England/Ireland
Munia , Scaley-breasted; Thailand                               
Munia, Black-headed; Thailand                        
Munia, Chestnut-tailed; Thailand                                 
Munia, White-rumped; Thailand                                  
Myna, Common; Thailand                                  
Myna, Golden-crested; Thailand                                  
Myna, Hill; Thailand                                 
Myna, White Vented; Thailand                         
Night-heron, Black-crowned; Alberta                         
Nutcracker, Clark’s; North America                
Nuthatch, Chestnut-bellied; Thailand                          
Nuthatch, Red-breasted; Alberta                                 
Nuthatch, White-breasted; Alberta                             
Openbill, Asian; Thailand                        
Oriole, Baltimore; Alberta                                  
Owl, Brown Wood; Thailand                             
Owl, Barn; Thailand, Alberta                             
Owl, Great Horned; North America                 
Owl, Horned; Alberta                              
Owl, Long-eared; Ireland                        
Owl, Oriental Scops; Thailand
Owl, Pygmy; Alberta                                
Owl, Short-eared; Alberta                                  
Owl, Northern Pygmy; North America                       
Owlet , Asian Barred; Thailand                          
Partridge, Gray; UK/Ireland                               
Partridge, Rufous-throated; Thailand                         
Peacock; Alberta                           
Pelican, American White; Alberta                                
Pewee, Western Wood; Alberta                                   
Phalarope, Red-necked; Alberta                                   
Phalarope, Wilson’s; Alberta                             
Pheasant, Common; England/Ireland/Alberta         
Pheasant, Ring-necked; North America                      
Phoebe, Eastern; New Brunswick
Pigeon, Feral; Ireland/England/Canada          
Pigeon, Wood; England/Ireland           
Pintail, Northern; Alberta                                   
Pipit, Paddyfield; Thailand
Pipit, Meadow; Ireland                
Plover, Black-bellied; Alberta                            
Plover, Semipalmated; Alberta 
Pochard, Common; Ireland                    
Pond Heron, Chinese; Thailand                         
Prinia, Grey-Breasted; Thailand                        
Prinia, Plain; Thailand                              
Prinia, Yellow-bellied; Thailand                         
Quail, California; British Columbia                   
Quail, Franklin’s; North America                      
Raven, Common; Alberta                                   
Redhead; Alberta                          
Redpoll, Common; Alberta                                 
Redshank; Burma                          
Red-throated Flycatcher; Thailand                              
Robin; England/Ireland               
Robin, American; Alberta                                   
Robin, White-tailed; Thailand                            
Rock Thrush, Chestnut-bellied; Thailand                                
Roller, Indian; Thailand                           
Rook; England/Ireland                 
Rosy-Finch, Grey-crowned; British Columbia                      
Sanderling; Alberta                                   
Sandpiper, Baird’s; Alberta                                
Sandpiper, Common; England/Ireland                       
Sandpiper, Green; England/Ireland                 
Sandpiper, Pectoral; Alberta                             
Sandpiper, Semipalmated; Alberta                              
Sandpiper, Solitary; Alberta                               
Sandpiper, Spotted; Alberta                              
Sandpiper, Stilt; Alberta                          
Sandpiper, Western; British Columbia            
Sapsucker, Red-naped; Alberta                        
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied; Alberta                               
Scaup, Greater; British Columbia                     
Scaup, Lesser; Alberta                             
Scimitar Babbler, White-browed; Thailand                           
Scoter, Surf; British Columbia                
Serpent-Eagle, Crested; Thailand          
Shag, European; Ireland             
Shama, White-rumped; Thailand                                 
Shearwater, Flesh-Footed; British Columbia 
Shearwater, New Zealand; British Columbia             
Shearwater, Sooty; British Columbia               
Shelduck, Common; England/Ireland             
Shelduck, Ruddy; Burma                        
Shortwing, White-browed; Thailand                           
Shoveler; England/Ireland                      
Shoveler, Northern; Alberta                              
Shrike, Brown; Thailand                          
Shrike, Burmese; Thailand                                  
Shrike, Long-tailed; Thailand                             
Shrike, Northern; Alberta                                   
Sibia, Dark-backed; Thailand                             
Sibia, Rufous-backed; Thailand                         
Sisken, Eurasian; Ireland                         
Sisken, Pine; Alberta
Snipe, Common; North America                       
Sora; Alberta                                 
Sparrow, American Tree; North America                  
Sparrow, Black-chinned; North America                   
Sparrow, Brewer’s; Alberta                               
Sparrow, Chipping ; Alberta                               
Sparrow, Clay-coloured; Alberta                                  
Sparrow, Eurasian Tree; Thailand                                
Sparrow, Gold-crowned; British Columbia                
Sparrow, House; North America, Burma       
Sparrow, LeConte’s; Alberta                              
Sparrow, Plain-backed; Thailand                                 
Sparrow, Savannah; Alberta                             
Sparrow, Song; Alberta               
Sparrow, Tree; Thailand                         
Sparrow, Vesper; Alberta                                   
Sparrow, White-crowned; Alberta
Sparrow, White-throated; Alberta                              
Spiderhunter, Little; Thailand                            
Starling, Black-collared; Thailand                                 
Starling, Chestnut-tailed; Thailand                               
Starling, European; Alberta                                
Stilt, Black-necked; Alberta                                
Stilt, Black-winged; Thailand                              
Stonechat, Common; Thailand, Ireland                      
Sunbird, Mrs. Gould’s; Thailand                                   
Sunbird, Olive-backed; Thailand                                  
Sunbird, Crimson; Thailand                                
Sunbird, Green-tailed; Thailand            
Sunbird, Purple; Thailand                                   
Sunbird, Ruby-cheeked; Thailand                                
Swallow; England/Ireland                      
Swallow, Bank; Alberta                           
Swallow, Barn; Alberta, Thailand                     
Swallow, Cliff; Alberta                             
Swallow, Red-rumped; Thailand                                  
Swallow, Tree; Alberta
Swallow, Violet Green; British Columbia                    
Swan, Mute; England/Ireland/ New Brunswick
Swan, Trumpeter; Alberta                      
Swan, Tundra; Alberta                            
Swift, Asian Palm; Thailand                                
Swift, House; Thailand                             
Tailorbird, Common; Thailand                          
Tanager, Western; Alberta                                 
Teal, Blue-winged; North America                   
Teal, Cinnamon; Alberta                         
Teal, Green-winged; Alberta                              
Tern, Black; Alberta                                  
Tern, Common; Alberta/Thailand                    
Tern, Forster’s; Alberta                           
Thrush, Blue Whistling; Thailand                                  
Thrush, Dusky; Thailand                         
Thrush, Hermit; British Columbia                     
Thrush, Mistle; England/Ireland            
Thrush, Varied; Alberta                           
Thrush, Wood; North America              
Tit, Blue; England/Ireland                       
Tit, Coal; England/Ireland           
Tit, Crested; England/Ireland     
Tit, Great; England/Ireland                     
Tit, Long-Tailed; England/Ireland                     
Tit, Yellow-cheeked; Thailand                            
Towhee, Spotted; British Columbia                 
Treepie, Grey; Thailand                           
Treepie, Racket-tailed; Thailand           
Treepie, Rufous; Thailand
Vulture, Turkey; British Columbia 
Vulture, Common; England                    
Wagtail, Gray; Thailand                           
Wagtail, Pied; England/Ireland             
Wagtail, White; Thailand                        
Wagtail, Yellow; Thailand                                   
Warbler, Blyth’s Leaf; Thailand                         
Warbler, Radde’s; Thailand                                
Warbler, Tennessee; Alberta                             
Warbler, Two-barred; Thailand                        
Warbler, Willow; Ireland   
Warbler, Wilson's; Alberta
Warbler, Yellow; New Brunswick                     
Warbler, Yellow-browed; Thailand
Warbler, Yellow-rumped; Alberta                    
Waterhen, White-breasted; Thailand             
Waxwing, Bohemian; Alberta                            
Waxwing, Cedar; New Brunswick                    
Weaver, Baya; Thailand                          
Wigeon, American; Alberta                                
Wigeon, Eurasian; Alberta                                 
Willett; Alberta, British Columbia                     
Woodpecker, Black-backed; Alberta                           
Woodpecker, Downy; Alberta                          
Woodpecker, Hairy; Alberta                              
Woodpecker, Lewis’s; British Columbia                     
Woodpecker, Pileated; Alberta                         
Wren, House; Alberta                  
Wren, Marsh; British Columbia             
Wren, Winter; Alberta                             
Wryneck, Eurasian; Thailand                             
Yellowlegs, Greater; Alberta                              
Yellowlegs, Lesser; Alberta