Lynn E. Barber's Birding Site

The 2003 Bird List

May-June 2014 Bird Art Display
Paintings 2009-2010 (June)
Paintings July 2010-2011
Paintings of Birds (2013)
A bit about me
Big Year 2003
Day by Day 2003
"My" Rufous Hummingbird (2001-2004)
Rufous Hummingbird (2004-2005)
Rufous Hummingbird (2005 - 2006)
Rufous Hummingbird (2006 - 2007)
Rufous Hummingbird (2007 - 2008)
Rufous Hummingbird (2008 - 2009)
Rufous Hummingbird (2009 - 2010)
Anna's Hummingbird-yard 2005
2005 Texas Big Year--Day by Day
2005 Pictures (Jan-Mar)
2005 Pictures (Apr-Jun)
2005 Pictures (July-Sept.)
2005 Pictures (Oct.-Dec.)
2005 Birds Seen--TBRC Texas Species List
2006 Birds Seen in Texas (not a big year)
2006 Pictures
2007 Birds Seen in Texas (not a big year)
2007 pictures
ABA BIG Year 2008
2008 - The ABA List
2008 Day-by-Day New Birds
2008 Summary Narrative
What my ABA big year has done for my ABA "life list"
2008 January Photos
2008 February Photos
2008 March Photos
2008 April Photos
2008 May Photos
2008 June Photos
2008 July Photos
2008 August Photos
2008 September Photos
2008 October Photos
2008 November Photos
2008 December Photos
2009 (not a big year)
2009 Photo page
2009 Birds Seen (taxonomic order)
2010 Birds Seen (definitely not a big year)
2010 Bird Photos
2011 Birds Seen - Texas and beyond...
2012 - South Dakota
2012 - South Dakota - Day by Day
2012 - Where I birded, day by day
2012 - Photos of Some of the Birds Seen in SD - Jan-Mar
2012 - Photos of Some Birds Seen in SD - Apr-Jun
2012 Photos of Some Birds Seen in SD - July-Dec.
2013 South Dakota - Pennington County - Big Years "A" and "B"
2013 BIG YEAR B - Pennington Co. - Day-by-Day- begins July 1
2013 BIG YEAR A - Pennington Co. Day-by-day - begins January 1
2013 - Big Year C (Sept 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014)
2013 - where I birded (goes into 2014 for big year B)
2013 - photos, South Dakota
Honduras - February 2013
2014 Birds Seen in SD (Pennington Co.)
2014 - day by day
2014 - 2015 - Alaska!
2016 AK bird checklist
2016 Day-by-day AK BIG YEAR
2016 Where I birded
2017 - Birds Seen in AK (NOT a big year)
The List to date -- arranged roughly taxonomically
(this list includes 2 species not strictly "countable"--the Greater Prairie-Chicken,
and the Aplomado Falcon)

Bird List as of 12/31/03 (485 "countable" species)



Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Red-throated Loon

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Cory’s Shearwater

Audubon’s Shearwater

Leach’s Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Masked Booby

Northern Gannet

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant


Magnificent Frigatebird

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Wood Stork

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Tundra Swan

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ross’ Goose

Canada Goose

Muscovy Duck

Wood Duck

Green-winged Teal

Mottled Duck


Northern Pintail

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler


American Wigeon



Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Common Goldeneye


Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Hook-billed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

White-tailed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Common Black-Hawk

Harris’ Hawk

Gray Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Golden Eagle

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel


Aplomado Falcon

Prairie Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Plain Chachalaca

Ring-necked Pheasant

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Wild Turkey

Montezuma Quail

Northern Bobwhite

Scaled Quail

Gambel’s Quail

Yellow Rail

Black Rail

Clapper Rail

King Rail

Virginia Rail


Purple Gallinule

Common Moorhen

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Whooping Crane

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Snowy Plover

Wilson’s Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Piping Plover


Mountain Plover

American Oystercatcher

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper


Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper


Long-billed Curlew

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot


Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper


Stilt Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

American Woodcock

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Jaeger sp.

Laughing Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Herring Gull

Thayer’s Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Glaucous Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Common Tern

Forster’s Tern
Least Tern

Bridled Tern

Sooty Tern

Black Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Dove

Red-billed Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Monk Parakeet

Green Parakeet

Red-crowned Parrot

Black-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner

Groove-billed Ani

Barn Owl

Flammulated Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Western Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Elf Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl

Barred Owl

Short-eared Owl

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk


Common Poorwill



Chimney Swift

White-throated Swift

Green Violet-Ear

Broad-billed Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Magnificent Hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird

Ringed Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Lewis’ Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Greater Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch’s Kingbird

Cassin’s Kingbird

Thick-billed Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Barn Swallow

Steller’s Jay

Blue Jay

Green Jay

Brown Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Mexican Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Chihuahuan Raven

Common Raven

Carolina Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

Juniper Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse



Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Cactus Wren

Rock Wren

Canyon Wren (2/15)

Carolina Wren

Bewick’s Wren

House Wren

Winter Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Eastern Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

Clay-colored Robin

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Sage Thrasher

Blue Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

American Pipit

Sprague’s Pipit

Cedar Waxwing


Northern Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

European Starling

White-eyed Vireo

Bell’s Vireo

Black-capped Vireo

Gray Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Plumbeous Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Hutton’s Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Virginia’s Warbler

Colima Warbler

Lucy’s Warbler

Northern Parula

Tropical Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Golden-cheeked Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Grace’s Warbler

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Palm Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Prothonotary Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler


Northern Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Kentucky Warbler

Mourning Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Canada Warbler

Painted Redstart

Golden-crowned Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Hepatic Tanager

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Western Tanager

Northern Cardinal


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Varied  Bunting

Painted Bunting


Olive Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Canyon Towhee

White-collared Seedeater

Bachman’s Sparrow

Botteri’s Sparrow

Cassin’s Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Brewer’s Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sage Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Henslow’s Sparrow

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Harris’ Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

McCown’s Longspur

Lapland Longspur

Smith’s Longspur

Chestnut-collared Longspur


Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Common Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Audubon’s Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Scott’s Oriole (2/16)

Cassin’s Finch

House Finch

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill

Pine Siskin

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Canada Geese, near Lake Marvin, November

I hope to add information on where I saw my first of each of these species.