See also our Oregon Bird Gallery (a wide range of Oregon birds) and our Tropical Bird Gallery, with some fine tropical bird photographs from our contributors.
Photos by David Assman
Sandhill Cranes, Wilson's Snipe, Red-tailed Hawk eating American Coot, more Sandhill Cranes, White-tailed Kite, White-throated Sparrow and juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, on this page.
Photos by Stefanie Atkinson
Birds in flight: Great Egrets, single Great Egret, Rock Doves, Snowy Egret, Western Gull (November 2006)
Photos by Gene Austin
Page 1: Tundra Swans (3 photos), Spotted Towhee (2 photos), Red-tailed Hawk and Peregrine Falcon (2 photos), Western Bluebird (3 photos), (December 2008).
Page 2: Red-tailed Hawk and Raven (February 2009), Kingfisher, Bewick's Wren (April 2009), Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickadee (May 2009), California Thrasher (June 2009).
Photos by Ken Benjamin
Page 1: Male Northern Shoveler and Blue Heron (February 2006), Anna's Hummingbird, Brown Pelican with gulls, Dark-eyed Junco (January 2007), American Bittern and Goldfinches (2 photos) (May 2007).
Page 2: Varied Thrush, Egret, Common Merganser and goslings (August 2007), Green Heron (November 2007).
Page 3: Allen's Hummingbird, Mockingbird, Double-crested Cormorants, American Robin, Great Egret fishing (March 2008)
Photos (with text) by Len Blumin
Page 1 (February 2006): Surfbird, Red-Tailed Hawk (pair), White-Crowned Sparrow, Ring-Necked Duck, Piping Plover (Florida), White-Tailed Kite, Tri-Colored Heron, Green Heron and Clark's Grebe.
Page 2 (March 2006): Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egrets (3 photos), Piping Plover, Pygmy Nuthatch and Yellow-rumped House Finch.
Page 3 (March 2006): Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Burrowing Owl and Merlin.
Page 4 (April 2006): Wrentit (2 photos), California Gull, Greater Scaup, Double-crested Cormorant and Horned Grebe.
Page 5 (May 2006) Red-Necked Phalarope, California Woodpecker, Bonaparte's Gull, Least Tern, Least Tern (pair) and Black-necked Stilt.
Page 6 (June 2006): Great Horned Owl, Cattle Egret chicks, Song Sparrow, Willet and White-winged Scoter (2 photos).
Page 7 (July 2006): Heermann's Gull (1st summer), Heermann's Gull (adult breeding) , Heermann's Gull (2nd summer), Willet, Lava Gull and Swallow-tailed Gull.
Page 8 (August 2006): Ruddy Duck, American Coot chicks, Violet-Green Swallow (juvenile; adult male), Wilson's Phalarope, Gray Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans in flight and Turkey Vulture.
Page 9 (September 2006): Great Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Ruff (2 photos), first winter Great Black-backed Gull, first winter Herring Gull, a note on gull taxonomy, and California Quail.
Page 10 (October 2006): Raven, Gadwall (2 photos), leucistic Horned Grebe, Brown Pelican, Downy Woodpecker and Lesser Goldfinch.
Page 11 (November 2006): Hooded Mergansers (male), Hooded Merganser (female), Sanderling, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Monarch butterflies(!), Lewis's Woodpecker, juvenile Yellow-billed Loon (3 photos), American Kestrel, Mallard, Long-tailed Duck (2 photos) and Bonaparte's Gull.
Page 12 (December 2006): Violet-green Bufflehead, Black-crowned Night-heron, Western Meadlowlark, Loggerhead Shrike, Sandhill Cranes and White Merganser.
Page 13 Greater Roadrunner, Long-eared Owl, Great Horned Owl and Lark Sparrow (2 photos) (March 2007); Red Knot (2 photos) (April 2007).
Page 14 Black-bellied Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-chinned Sparrow, Avocet, House Wren, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting and Clark's Grebe (May 2007).
Page 15: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Horned Lark, Mystery fledgling (quiz!), Tree Swallow, Black-backed Woodpecker Chick, Sooty (?) Grouse, Yellow-headed Blackbird (June 2007).
Page 16: Osprey, Ruddy Turnstone (August 2007), White-faced Ibis (September 2007), Bonaparte's Gull, Blue-winged Teal and Red Knot with Least Sandpiper (October 2007), Surf Scoter and American Pipit (November 2007).
Page 17: Western Gull, Common Loon, Peregrine Falcon, Common Yellowthroat, Black-necked Stilt, Pacific Golden Plover, American Kestrel (October and November 2007).
Page 18: Canvasback, American Bittern (December 2007), Hooded Mergansers, Phainopepla, Nuttall's Woodpecker (2 photos), Western Grebe, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant (January 2008).
Page 19: American Black Oystercatchers, Common Moorhen, Glaucous Gull, Merlin (February 2008), Yellow-billed Magpie (April 2008), Myiarchus Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, Broad-billed Hummingbird (2 photos), California Quail (June 2008), Western Pondhawk dragonfly (July 2008).
Page 20: Snowy Plover (August 2008), Red-necked Phalarope, Surfbird, Grasshopper Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager (September 2008), Whimbrel, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, Lapland Longspur, Northern Shrike (December 2008).
Page 21: Gambel's Quail, Sandhill Crane, Harlequin Duck, Cactus Wren, Say's Phoebe (February 2009), Pacific Golden Plover, White-billed Diver, Northern Rough-winged Swallow (March 2009), Marsh Wren, American Avocets (April 2009)
Page 22: Osprey (two photos), Cape May Warbler, Black-bellied Plover, Blackpoll Warbler (May 2009), Peregrine Falcon chicks, Red-bellied Woodpecker (June 2009), Calliope Hummingbird (2 photos), (August 2009), Yellow-headed Blackbird (September 2009)
Page 23: Greater Scaup pair (January 2010), American Pipit (April 2010), Whiskered Screech Owl, Vermilion Flycatchers (May 2010), Pinyon Jay (September 2010), Northern River Otter (January 2011)
See also Len Blumin's bird identification quiz (July 2007), and Len's Oregon photos taken during Four Days in May (2009).
Photos by Scott Bowers
Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Red-shouldered Hawk on this page.
Photos by Don Bruschera
Page 1: Falcons - Peregrine Falcon, Merlin (2 photos) and Kestrel (April 2007); Allen's Hummingbird, Osprey, Lesser Goldfinch and Western Bluebird (May 2007); Osprey (July 2007).
Page 2: Prairie Falcon, Mountain Bluebird, Great Horned Owl, Golden Eagle (2 photos) and Black-billed Magpie (October 2007), Great White-fronted Geese and Snow Geese (2 photos) and Northern Harrier (2 photos), November 2007.
Page 3: Raptors - Cooper's Hawk (2 photos), Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Great Horned Owl and Osprey (December 2008)
Page 4: Nesting birds - Anna's Hummingbird, Robin, Marsh Wren and Killdeer (April 2009)
Page 5: Birds with chicks - White-headed Woodpecker (2 photos), Kestrel (3 photos), Wilson's Phalarope, Flicker (June 2010)
Photos by Anna Chavez
Nene (4 photos, January 2008) on this page.
Photos by Jerry Clifton
Page 1: Western Gull (3 photos), Pie-billed Grebes (8 photos), (April 2009)
Page 2: Double-crested Cormorant (7 photos) (April 2009)
Page 3: Western Grebe (3 photos), Mallard (4 photos), Black-crowned Night Heron (2 photos) (April 2009)
Page 4: Great Egret, night and day (8 phot0s) (April 2009)
Page 5: Lesser Scaup (2 photos), American White Pelican (2 photos), Snowy Egret (2 photos), Snowy Egret with Canada Goose, Anna's Hummingbird (April 2009)
Page 6: Snowy Egret (2 photos), Double-crested Cormorants (2 photos), Showy Egret (2 photos), Great Blue Heron (4 photos) (June 2009)
Page 7: Pied-billed Grebe, Black-crowned Nigh Heron, Snowy Egret (2 photos) (July 2009)
Photos by Terry Cox
Lawrence's Goldfinch (3 photos), Black Oystercatcher and Sealions/Pelagic Cormorant/Brandt's Cormorant, Yellow-billed Magpie (2 photos), Harry Fuller and Bob Keener; on this page.
Photos by Nancy DeStefanis
Sandhill Crane trip, January 14, 2007 and
Woodbridge Road, San Joaquin County - on this page (January 2007)
Photos by Patti Domm
Great Horned Owl owlets (2 photos) - on this page (April 2007)
Photos by Tom Duane
White-crowned Sparrow, Allen's Hummingbird (male), Golden-crowned Sparrow, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk in flight (March 2006), Bushtits (January 2008) on this page.
Photos by Dan Elster
Rufous Hummingbird (2 photos), female Black-headed Grosbeak on this page (September 2006)
Photos by Jules Evans
Spotted Owl (2 photos) on this page (May 2007)
Photos by Mary Ann Flett
Yellow-headed Blackbirds with Tricolored Blackbirds (2 photos) on this page (February 2007).
Photos by Ray and Roz Hodson
Whooping Cranes, Black-bellied Tree Ducks and White-tailed Deer/Whooping Crane/Sandhill Crane (Spring 2007) on this page.
Photo by Heather Keane
Burrowing Owl posing with Golden Gate Bridge (October 2006)
Kestrels nesting in Bernal Heights, San Francisco; 4 photos plus text by Lawrence Rhodes and one photo by Jim Herd (July 2006).
Photos by Dr. Tom Kuhn
Page 1: Birds enjoying running water: Varied Thrush (2 photos), White-crowned Sparrow and Chestnut-backed Chickadee (December 2006); Townsend's Warbler, Common Raven/Red-tailed Hawk, Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk (2 photos) (January 2007)
Page 2: Black-necked Stilt,
Western Meadowlark and Killdeer and Wintering Sandhill cranes (January 2007), Allen's Hummingbird and Yellow-rumped Warblers (February 2007), Raccoons, Pygmy Nuthatch (August 2007), Chestnut-backed Chicadee (January 2008).
Page 3: Cedar Waxwings (May 2008), Red Crossbills, Anna's Hummingbird (February 2009)
Page 4: Anna's Hummingbird (10 photos) (April 2009)
Also see Tom Kuhn's own gallery
Photos by Calvin Lou
Page 1: Waterfowl to Shorebirds, covering: Ross's Goose and Snow Goose, male Mountain Quail, American Bittern, Clapper Rail, Sora Rail, Baird's Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, Red Phalarope and Wilson's Phalarope (March 2006).
Page 2: Gulls to Owls, covering: Franklin's Gull, Least Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Roadrunner and Barn Owl (March 2006).
Page 3: Flycatchers to Songbirds, covering: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Magpie, Steller's Jay, Wrentit, Sage Thrasher, Yellow-breasted Chat, Clay-colored Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow and Tricolored Blackbird (March 2006).
Page 4: Lark Bunting (September 2006); Burrowing Owl, White-winged Dove, American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Common Moorhen, Blackpoll Warbler and Green-tailed Towhee (September/October 2006).
Page 5: Rough-legged Hawk, Mountain Bluebird (March 2007), Northern Shrike (Feb 2007), Saw-Whet Owl (March 2007), Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher(Feb 2007), American Redstart,
Sage Sparrow (April 2007).
Photos by Andrew Mascarenhas
Albino Song Sparrow on this page (February 2007).
Photos by Sonny Mencher
Wandering Tattler, Pigeon Guillemots and Red-shouldered Hawk (July 2006) and Bittern, Creeeper and Red-shouldered Hawk (October 2006) on this page.
Photos by George Peterson
Snowy Plover and American Kestrel (February 2008) on this page.
Photos by Grace Ruth
Page 1: Hooded Merganser, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird (February 2008), Green Heron (2 photos), Common Merganser (March 2008)
Page 2: Brown Creeper, Anna's Hummingbird (3 photos) - December 2008, Hooded Merganser (February 2009)
Page 3 : Downy Woodpecker (5 photos) (May 2009), Yellow Warbler, Bullock's Oriole (2 photos), Bullock's Oriole nest (June 2009)
Page 4: Tree Swallows (3 photos), Dusky Flycatcher (2 photos), Chipping Sparrow, Lewis's Woodpecker, Wilson's Snipe, House Wren, Purple Finch, Brown-headed Cowbird and Tree Swallow (June 2009)
Photos by Gary Shaffer
Anna's Hummingbird, Marsh Wren, Rough-legged Hawk, White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (February 2009) on this page.
Photos by Stephen Shankland
Sanderlings (3 photos), Willet and Marbled Godwit, Marbled Godwit close up, Sanderlings feeding, Wild Turkeys, White-tailed Kite - on this page.
Photos by Larry Shushan
Page 1: Pie-billed Grebe, Common Goldeneyes,
Ring-billed Gull, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe (February 2008).
Page 2: Common Mynah (2 photos), Zebra Dove, Spotted Dove, Northern Cardinal (March 2008).
Page 3: Black-crowned Night-heron (2 photos), Canvasback, Clark's Grebe, Eared Grebe (March 2008).
Page 4: Mallards, Double-crested Cormorants, Snowy Egret (2 photos) (March 2008)
Page 5: Clark's Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Male Bufflehead, Tufted Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye (2 photos), Common Goldeneye, White Pelican (March 2008)
Page 6: Cliff Swallows (September 2008), Common Goldeneyes, Common Goldeneye male, Barrow's Goldeneye male,
Barrow's Goldeneye female (January 2009), Barrow's Goldeneye and Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye male (2 photos) (February 2009), Black Phoebe, Common Murre (2 photos), Snowy Egrets and Great Egret (June 2009).
Photos by Yani Sinanoglou
Clark's Nutcracker (May 2007) on this page.
Photos by Susan Tait
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (3 photos, plus text; July 2006)
Photos by Julia Talcott-Fuller
Page 1: Double-crested Cormorant, Sanderlings, Long-billed Curlew (2 photos), Western Grebes, Say's Phoebe, Brown Pelicans and Golden Plover.
Page 2: Feral parrots (4 photos) ( March 2007) / California Quail, Parrot (November 2007)
Page 3: Dipper (5 photos) (January 2008)
See also Julia's photographic portfolio and her profile page at iStockPhoto.
Photos by Louise Won
Page 1 (March 2007): Burrowing Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Clapper Rail, Clark's Grebe, Common Merganser, Barn Owl, Horned Lark, Hooded Oriole, American Avocet and Merlin.
Page 2 (April 2007): Male Gadwall, Common Loon, American Avocet, Brown Creeper, Male Wood Duck, Western Kingbird, Whimbrel and Dunlin, Surf Scoter, Olive-sided Flycatcher and Hermit Thrush.
Page 3: Snowy Egret (2 photos),
Spotted Towhee (April 2007), White-tailed Kite, Red-shouldered Hawks (May 2007) and Red-throated Loon (December 2008).
Page 4: Juvenile White-tailed Kites (7 photos) (July 2009).
Page 5: Juvenile Bald Eagle, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-headed Grosbeak (2 photos), Bohemian Waxwing (2 photos), Bullock's Oriole, Bushtit (3 photos) (June 2010).
Page 6: Calliope Hummingbird, Dark-eyed Oregon Junco, Dusky Flycatcher (2 photos), Green Heron (2 photos), Green-tailed Towhee (2 photos), House Wren, MacGillivray's Warbler (June 2010).
Page 7: Oak Titmouse, Red-breasted Sapsucker (2 photos), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Townsend's Solitaire, Tree Swallow, Vester Sparrow, Western Grebes, Western Kingbird (June 2010).
Page 8: Western Tanager (2 photos), White-breasted Nuthatch, White-headed Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-headed Blackbird (2 photos), Yellow Warbler (2 photos).
Photos by May and Godwin Woon
Page 1 (October 2006): American Bittern, Wood Duck, Red-necked Phalarope, male California Quail, Common Raven, male Ring-necked Duck, female Ring-necked Duck and adult Western Gull.
Page 2 (November 2006): Juveniles - American Goldfinch, Clark's Grebe, Cliff Swallow, Black-crowned Night-heron, Dark-eyed Junco; adults - California Towhee, House Finch male, Fox Sparrow; juveniles -Western Gull, three Blue Herons.
Page 3 (December 2006): Willets, Pintail drake, immature Brown Pelican, Willet on the wing, Cinnamon Teal; then five photos taken in Golden Gate Park's Strybing Arboretum: Red-breasted Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, California Quail pair, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
Page 4 (December 2006): Western Bluebirds, Bushtit, American White Pelican and Townsend's Warbler (2 photos).
Page 5 (December 2006): Eurasian Collared-doves, Common Yellowthroat, House Finches /American
Goldfinches /Pine Siskins, Nutmeg Mannikin, Bewick's Wren, Western Scrub-jay, Ring-necked Duck / Horned
Grebe, immature Brown Pelican, Blue Heron.
Page 6 (January 2007): Black-necked Stilt, Blue-winged Teal/Cinnamon Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White Pelicans fishing, 2 Shoveler /2 Greater yellowlegs /1
female Cinnamon teal sleeping /1 American Avocet, Marsh Wren, Cinnamon Teal pair, Pintail pair, Common Yellowthroat, Wood Duck pair, Harry Fuller on an Audubon field trip at Merrie Way.
Page 7: California Towhee, Clark's Grebe (pair) (Feb/Mar 2007); Bonaparte's Gull, Short-billed
Dowitchers / Caspian Tern /
Glaucous-winged Gull /Western Gull, Herring Gull / Caspian Tern / Dunlin / Marbled Godwit/ Western Sandpiper, Dunlin / Western Sandpiper / Western
Gull (immature) / Marbled Godwit / Glaucous-winged Gull / Caspian Tern / Bonaparte's Gull (April 2007) / Great-tailed Grackle (May 2007).
Page 8: Pied-billed Grebe with chicks, Pied-billed Grebe chick, Blue Heron with juveniles, Mallard with ducklings, Brewer's Blackbird hatchling (May 2007) / Elegant Terms, Cedar Waxwings (2 photos), Brown Pelicans and Western Seagull, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Pelicans, Western Gulls and Heermann's Gulls / Red-tailed Hawk (August 2007).
Page 9: Lesser Goldfinch, Clark chicks, White-throated Sparrow, Oregon Junco, Western Tanager (2 photos), Townsend's Warbler, Marbled Godwits fighting, Lincoln's Sparrow, Californian Towhee and Yellow Warbler (October 2007).
Page 10: Red-shafted Flicker, Long-billed Curlew, Black-bellied Plover and Greater Yellowleg, Lapland Longspur, Marbled Godwits and Willet, Bushtits (2 photos), (November 2007).
Page 11: Pintails & Canvasback, Cinnamon Teal pair, Pintail & Cinnamon Teal, Shoveler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Goldeneye, Bushtit (December 2007), Horned Grebe, Townsend's Warbler (January 2008).
Page 12: Eurasian Collared Dove, Black Phoebe, Buffleheads, Surfbird, Say's Phoebe (February 2008)
Page 13: Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robins, Black-crowned Night-heron, Hooded Oriole, (2 photos, female and male),
House Finch, Western Screech-owl, Burrowing Owl, Acorn Woodpecker, Mourning Dove (2 photos) (March 2008)
Photos by Larry Wright
White-headed Woodpecker (2 photos) July 2009 on this page.
Photos by Danell Zeavin and Ron Stovitz
Page 1: Brown Pelican, Hooded Merganser (February 2008); Alaskan photos: Black-legged Kittiwakes, Bald Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Steller's Jay (3 photos), Willow Ptarmigan, Northern Pintail, Canada Goose, Greater Yellow-legs, one-winged Bald Eagle (September 2008).
Page 2: White Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Egret (December 2008), Wood Duck, Canada Geese chicks, Scrub Jay and Mallard (May 2009)
Photos by Mark Eaton
Mark Eaton's photo journal of uncommon Pacific Coast birds.
Hooded Warbler, Lawrence's Goldfinch and female Hairy Woodpecker, June 2006.
Nature Trip "Nests and Chicks of 2006" (large photos, not quick to load):
San Francisco Bay Area
South West Deserts
Dan Elster's web site of wildlife photography:
Jim Gault's photography web site:
Patrick R. Houston: 4 December 2005, Palo Alto
It was a mild sunny day when fifteen birders took to the field at Palo Alto Baylands and nearby Charleston Slough. The habitat was a mix of grasslands, freshwater marsh and saltwater estuary. There were American White Pelicans, White-tailed Kite, Loggerhead Shrike and a host of shorebirds and wintering ducks. Here (Patrick R. Houston's Flickr site) are a few photos from that trip. Sorry the shrike wouldn't hold still for a photo.
Photos include: Least Sandpipers, American Avocet, male Shoveler, male Green-Winged Teal, male Cinnamon Teal.
Patch: Seven months in the life of an urban Red-Tailed Hawk
Dr. Tom Kuhn
Birding photos from Dr. Tom Kuhn's visit to Ashland, Oregon, in July, 2010