Birds of North America

Unless otherwise noted, all photography and text on this page © Richard Wolfert, 2004-2017.

Bird & Birding Resources

A Photographic Field Guide to the

  1. Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae)                            1

  2. 407.Wilson's Storm-Petrel

  3. 408.White-faced Storm-Petrel

  4. 409.European Storm-Petrel

  5. 410.Black-bellied Storm-Petrel

  6. 411.Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

  7. 412.Ringed Storm-Petrel

  8. 413.Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel

  9. 414.Leach's Storm-Petrel

  10. 415.Townsend's Storm-Petrel

  11. 416.Ashy Storm-Petrel

  12. 417.Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

  13. 418.Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel

  14. 419.Black Storm-Petrel

  15. 420.Tristram's Storm-Petrel

  16. 421.Least Storm-Petrel


  1. Storks (Ciconiidae)                                            1


  1. 422.Jabiru

  2. 423.Wood Stork


  1. Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)                                  1

  2. 424.Magnificent Frigatebird

  3. 425.Great Frigatebird

  4. 426.Lesser Frigatebird


  1. Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)                        2


  1. 427.Masked Booby

  2. 428.Blue-footed Booby

  3. 429.Brown Booby

  4. 430.Red-footed Booby

  5. 431.Northern Gannet


  1. Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)                     3

  2. 432.Brandt's Cormorant

  3. 433.Double-crested Cormorant

  4. 434.Great Cormorant

  5. 435.Red-faced Cormorant

  6. 436.Pelagic Cormorant


  1. Darters (Anhingidae)                                         1


  1. 437.Anhinga


  1. Pelicans (Pelecanidae)                                      2


  1. 438.American White Pelican

  2. 439.Brown Pelican


  1. Bitterns, Herons, and Allies (Ardeidae)          11


  1. 440.American Bittern

  2. 441.Yellow Bittern

  3. 442.Least Bittern

  4. 443.Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

  5. 444.Great Blue Heron

  6. 445.Gray Heron

  7. 446.Great Egret

  8. 447.Intermediate Egret

  9. 448.Chinese Egret

  10. 449.Little Egret

  11. 450.Western Reef-Heron

  12. 451.Snowy Egret

  13. 452.Little Blue Heron

  14. 453.Tricolored Heron

  15. 454.Reddish Egret

  16. 455.Cattle Egret

  17. 456.Chinese Pond-Heron

  18. 457.Green Heron

  19. 458.Black-crowned Night-Heron

  20. 459.Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


  1. Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)       4


  1. 460.White Ibis

  2. 461.Scarlet Ibis

  3. 462.Glossy Ibis

  4. 463.White-faced Ibis

  5. 464.Roseate Spoonbill


  1. New World Vultures (Cathartidae)                    3


  1. 465.Black Vulture

  2. 466.Turkey Vulture

  3. 467.California Condor


  1. Ospreys (Pandionidae)                                      1


  1. 468.Osprey


  1. Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies (Accipitridae) 16


  1. 469.Hook-billed Kite

  2. 470.Swallow-tailed Kite

  3. 471.White-tailed Kite

  4. 472.Snail Kite

  5. 473.Double-toothed Kite

  6. 474.Mississippi Kite

  7. 475.Bald Eagle

  8. 476.White-tailed Eagle

  9. 477.Steller's Sea-Eagle

  10. 478.Northern Harrier

  11. 479.Sharp-shinned Hawk

  12. 480.Cooper's Hawk

  13. 481.Northern Goshawk

  14. 482.Crane Hawk

  15. 483.Common Black Hawk

  16. 484.Roadside Hawk

  17. 485.Harris's Hawk

  18. 486.White-tailed Hawk

  19. 487.Gray Hawk

  20. 488.Red-shouldered Hawk

  21. 489.Broad-winged Hawk

  22. 490.Short-tailed Hawk

  23. 491.Swainson's Hawk

  24. 492.Zone-tailed Hawk

  25. 493.Red-tailed Hawk

  26. 494.Rough-legged Hawk

  27. 495.Ferruginous Hawk

  28. 496.Golden Eagle


  1. Barn Owls (Tytonidae)


  1. 497.Barn Owl


  1. Typical Owls (Strigidae)                                     7


  1. 498.Flammulated Owl

  2. 499.Oriental Scops-Owl

  3. 500.Western Screech-Owl

  4. 501.Eastern Screech-Owl

  5. 502.Whiskered Screech-Owl

  6. 503.Great Horned Owl

  7. 504.Snowy Owl

  8. 505.Northern Hawk Owl

  9. 506.Northern Pygmy-Owl

  10. 507.Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

  11. 508.Elf Owl

  12. 509.Burrowing Owl

  13. 510.Mottled Owl

  14. 511.Spotted Owl

  15. 512.Barred Owl

  16. 513.Great Gray Owl

  17. 514.Long-eared Owl

  18. 515.Stygian Owl

  19. 516.Short-eared Owl

  20. 517.Boreal Owl

  21. 518.Northern Saw-whet Owl

  22. 519.Northern Boobook


  1. Trogons (Trogonidae)


  1. 520.Elegant Trogon

  2. 521.Eared Quetzal


  1. Hoopoes (Upupidae)                                          1

  2. 522.Eurasian Hoopoe


  1. Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)                                  4


  1. 523.Ringed Kingfisher

  2. 524.Belted Kingfisher

  3. 525.Amazon Kingfisher

  4. 526.Green Kingfisher


  1. Woodpeckers and Allies (Picidae)                   13


  1. 527.Eurasian Wryneck

  2. 528.Lewis's Woodpecker

  3. 529.Red-headed Woodpecker

  4. 530.Acorn Woodpecker

  5. 531.Gila Woodpecker

  6. 532.Golden-fronted Woodpecker

  7. 533.Red-bellied Woodpecker

  8. 534.Williamson's Sapsucker

  9. 535.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

  10. 536.Red-naped Sapsucker

  11. 537.Red-breasted Sapsucker

  12. 538.Great Spotted Woodpecker

  13. 539.Ladder-backed Woodpecker

  14. 540.Nuttall's Woodpecker

  15. 541.Downy Woodpecker

  16. 542.Hairy Woodpecker

  17. 543.Arizona Woodpecker

  18. 544.Red-cockaded Woodpecker

  19. 545.White-headed Woodpecker

  20. 546.American Three-toed Woodpecker

  21. 547.Black-backed Woodpecker

  22. 548.Northern Flicker

  23. 549.Gilded Flicker

  24. 550.Pileated Woodpecker

  25. 551.Ivory-billed Woodpecker


  1. Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)                6


  1. 552.Collared Forest-Falcon

  2. 553.Crested Caracara

  3. 554.Eurasian Kestrel

  4. 555.American Kestrel

  5. 556.Red-footed Falcon

  6. 557.Merlin

  7. 558.Eurasian Hobby

  8. 559.Aplomado Falcon

  9. 560.Gyrfalcon

  10. 561.Peregrine Falcon

  11. 562.Prairie Falcon


  1. Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)


  1. 563.Rosy-faced Lovebird


  1. Parakeets, Macaws, and Parrots (Psittacidae)  2

  2. 564.Monk Parakeet

  3. 565.Carolina Parakeet

  4. 566.Nanday Parakeet

  5. 567.Green Parakeet

  6. 568.Thick-billed Parrot

  7. 569.White-winged Parakeet

  8. 570.Red-crowned Parrot


THIS IS VOLUME 3

 

"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."                                                                                                                                   Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)


Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?                               Sir David Attenborough


There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.                                        Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949)

Vol. 3

This is Volume 3

Storm Petrels - Parrots

This Photographic Field guide to the Birds of North America is as complete as I can make it at the moment.


Some of the photos are crisp and wonderfully diagnostic. Others are fair to poor but show something that may aid in identification. As better photos are taken they will replace those that are sub-par. Some species may be missing for a variety of reasons: 1) I saw it before I had reasonable photographic capabilities (1980’s). 2) I have shots but they are too poor to include here. 3-) I saw/heard the bird but never got a photo of it. We all know how this works. I usually try to max out at 4 photos per species (when they are available), but several warranted 5 due to age and sex differences, time of year, and lighting.


The numbers next to each bird species (below and to the left) ‘should’ correspond to the number included with each bird photo. If there are errors (due to adding a species somewhere in the middle) the numbers may be wrong. There could also be typos. Please let me know by clicking HERE to email me. Numbers with a GREEN background are already included.


A very large portion of the birds are from NJ where we lived for 30+ years. Increasingly, I will be adding photos from the U.S. south, particularly in and around Georgia, where we spend a good deal of time. Some photos on this, North American List, are from beyond North America.


I hope you find this useful and thank you for your interest.

Rich Wolfert

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