When I started this project of writing a blog to tell of Evan's birding tales, I kept the focus largely on him and therefore only included his life list. What I found, however, is that the more birding experiences I have, the more engrossed - my wife might say obsessed - I become with this hobby. After an amazing encounter with the Northern Shrike, an uncommon visitor to Minnesota from the Arctic, I decided I just had to keep my own life list on the site. Little did I know how that list would take off, even surpassing 500 species recently. It's been an exciting ride to say the least.

This list is a constant work in progress - new birds are being added at a decent rate though it slows down as new birds are harder and harder to come by, pictures are added as they become available, and old pictures get upgraded with better ones when they happen. Be sure to check back often because the list is always changing.

1Abert's Towhee
2Acadian Flycatcher
3Acorn Woodpecker
4Alder Flycatcher
5Allen's Hummingbird
6American Avocet
7American Bittern
8American Black Duck
9American Coot
10American Crow
11American Dipper
12American Golden-Plover
13American Goldfinch
14American Kestrel
15American Pipit
16American Redstart
17American Robin
18American Three-toed Woodpecker
19American Tree Sparrow
20American White Pelican
21American Wigeon
22American Woodcock
23Anna's Hummingbird
24Arctic Tern
25Arizona Woodpecker
26Ash-throated Flycatcher
27Baird's Sandpiper
28Baird's Sparrow
29Bald Eagle
30Baltimore Oriole
31Band-tailed Pigeon
32Bank Swallow
33Barn Owl
34Barn Swallow
35Barred Owl
36Barrow's Goldeneye
37Bay-breasted Warbler
38Bell's Sparrow
39Bell's Vireo
40Belted Kingfisher
41Bendire's Thrasher
42Bewick's Wren
43Black Oystercatcher
44Black Phoebe
45Black Scoter
46Black Tern
47Black Turnstone
48Black Vulture
49Black-and-white Warbler
50Black-backed Woodpecker
51Black-bellied Plover
52Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
53Black-billed Cuckoo
54Black-billed Magpie
55Black-capped Chickadee
56Black-chinned Hummingbird
57Black-crowned Night-Heron
58Black-headed Grosbeak
59Black-legged Kittiwake
60Black-necked Stilt
61Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
62Black-throated Blue Warbler
63Black-throated Gray Warbler
64Black-throated Green Warbler
65Black-throated Sparrow
66Blackburnian Warbler
67Blackpoll Warbler
68Blue Grosbeak
69Blue Jay
70Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
71Blue-headed Vireo
72Blue-throated Mountain-gem
73Blue-winged Teal
74Blue-winged Warbler
76Bohemian Waxwing
77Bonaparte's Gull
78Boreal Chickadee
79Boreal Owl
81Brandt's Cormorant
83Brewer's Blackbird
84Brewer's Sparrow
85Bridled Titmouse
86Broad-billed Hummingbird
87Broad-tailed Hummingbird
88Broad-winged Hawk
89Bronzed Cowbird
90Brown Creeper
91Brown Pelican
92Brown Thrasher
93Brown-crested Flycatcher
94Brown-headed Cowbird
95Buff-breasted Flycatcher
96Buff-breasted Sandpiper
98Bullock's Oriole
99Burrowing Owl
101Cackling Goose
102Cactus Wren
103California Condor
104California Gnatcatcher
105California Gull
106California Quail
107California Scrub-Jay
108California Thrasher
109California Towhee
110Calliope Hummingbird
111Canada Goose
112Canada Jay
113Canada Warbler
115Canyon Towhee
116Canyon Wren
117Cape May Warbler
118Carolina Wren
119Caspian Tern
120Cassin's Finch
121Cassin's Kingbird
122Cassin's Sparrow
123Cassin's Vireo
124Cattle Egret
125Cedar Waxwing
126Cerulean Warbler
127Chestnut-backed Chickadee
128Chestnut-collared Longspur
129Chestnut-sided Warbler
130Chihuahuan Raven
131Chimney Swift
132Chipping Sparrow
134Cinnamon Teal
135Clark's Grebe
136Clark's Nutcracker
137Clay-colored Sparrow
138Cliff Swallow
139Common Eider
140Common Gallinule
141Common Goldeneye
142Common Grackle
143Common Ground Dove
144Common Loon
145Common Merganser
146Common Murre
147Common Nighthawk
148Common Poorwill
149Common Raven
150Common Redpoll
151Common Tern
152Common Yellowthroat
153Cooper's Hawk
154Cordilleran Flycatcher
155Costa's Hummingbird
156Crested Caracara
157Crissal Thrasher
158Curlew Sandpiper
159Curve-billed Thrasher
160Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
162Double-crested Cormorant
163Downy Woodpecker
165Dusky Flycatcher
166Dusky-capped Flycatcher
167Eared Grebe
168Eastern Bluebird
169Eastern Kingbird
170Eastern Meadowlark
171Eastern Phoebe
172Eastern Screech-Owl
173Eastern Towhee
174Eastern Whip-poor-will
175Eastern Wood-Pewee
176Elegant Trogon
177Elf Owl
178Eurasian Collared Dove
179Eurasian Tree Sparrow
180Eurasian Wigeon
181European Starling
182Evening Grosbeak
183Fan-tailed Warbler
184Ferruginous Hawk
185Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
186Field Sparrow
187Flammulated Owl
188Forster's Tern
189Fox Sparrow
190Franklin's Gull
192Gambel's Quail
194Gila Woodpecker
195Gilded Flicker
196Glaucous Gull
197Glaucous-winged Gull
198Glossy Ibis
199Golden Eagle
200Golden-crowned Kinglet
201Golden-crowned Sparrow
202Golden-winged Warbler
203Grace's Warbler
204Grasshopper Sparrow
205Gray Catbird
206Gray Flycatcher
207Gray Hawk
208Gray Partridge
209Gray Vireo
210Gray-cheeked Thrush
211Great Black-backed Gull
212Great Blue Heron
213Great Crested Flycatcher
214Great Egret
215Great Gray Owl
216Great Horned Owl
217Great Kiskadee
218Great-tailed Grackle
219Greater Pewee
220Greater Prairie Chicken
221Greater Roadrunner
222Greater Sage-Grouse
223Greater Scaup
224Greater White-fronted Goose
225Greater Yellowlegs
226Green Heron
227Green-tailed Towhee
228Green-winged Teal
230Hairy Woodpecker
231Hammond's Flycatcher
232Harlequin Duck
233Harris's Hawk
234Harris's Sparrow
235Heermann's Gull
236Henslow's Sparrow
237Hepatic Tanager
238Hermit Thrush
239Herring Gull
240Hoary Redpoll
241Hooded Merganser
242Hooded Oriole
243Hooded Warbler
244Horned Grebe
245Horned Lark
246House Finch
247House Sparrow
248House Wren
249Hudsonian Godwit
250Hutton's Vireo
251Iceland Gull (Thayer's)
252Inca Dove
253Indigo Bunting
254Ivory Gull
255Juniper Titmouse
256Kentucky Warbler
258King Eider
259King Rail
260Kirtland's Warbler
261Ladder-backed Woodpecker
262Lapland Longspur
263Lark Bunting
264Lark Sparrow
265Lawrence's Goldfinch
266Lazuli Bunting
267Least Bittern
268Least Flycatcher
269Least Sandpiper
270Least Tern
271LeConte's Sparrow
272LeConte's Thrasher
273Lesser Black-backed Gull
274Lesser Goldfinch
275Lesser Scaup
276Lesser Yellowlegs
277Lewis's Woodpecker
278Lincoln's Sparrow
279Little Blue Heron
280Loggerhead Shrike
281Long-billed Curlew
282Long-billed Dowitcher
283Long-eared Owl
284Long-tailed Duck
285Louisiana Waterthrush
286Lucifer Hummingbird
287Lucy's Warbler
288MacGillivray's Warbler
289Magnolia Warbler
291Marbled Godwit
292Marsh Wren
293McCown's Longspur
295Mew Gull
296Mexican Chickadee
297Mexican Jay
298Mississippi Kite
299Montezuma Quail
300Mountain Bluebird
301Mountain Chickadee
302Mountain Plover
303Mourning Dove
304Mourning Warbler
305Mute Swan
306Nashville Warbler
307Nelson's Sparrow
308Neotropic Cormorant
309Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
310Northern Cardinal
311Northern Flicker - Yellow-Shafted
312Northern Goshawk
313Northern Harrier
314Northern Hawk Owl
315Northern Mockingbird
316Northern Parula
317Northern Pintail
318Northern Pygmy-Owl
319Northern Rough-winged Swallow
320Northern Saw-whet Owl
321Northern Shoveler
322Northern Shrike
323Northern Waterthrush
324Nothern Bobwhite
325Nuttall's Woodpecker
326Oak Titmouse
327Olive Warbler
328Olive-sided Flycatcher
329Orange-crowned Warbler
330Orchard Oriole
333Pacific Loon
334Pacific Wren
335Pacific-slope Flycatcher
336Painted Bunting
337Painted Redstart
338Palm Warbler
339Parasitic Jaeger
340Pectoral Sandpiper
341Pelagic Cormorant
342Peregrine Falcon
344Philadelphia Vireo
345Pied-billed Grebe
346Pigeon Guillemot
347Pileated Woodpecker
348Pine Grosbeak
349Pine Siskin
350Pine Warbler
351Pinyon Jay
352Piping Plover
353Plumbeous Vireo
354Prairie Falcon
355Prairie Warbler
356Prothonotary Warbler
357Purple Finch
358Purple Martin
359Pygmy Nuthatch
361Red Crossbill
362Red Knot
363Red-bellied Woodpecker
364Red-breasted Merganser
365Red-breasted Nuthatch
366Red-eyed Vireo
367Red-faced Warbler
368Red-headed Woodpecker
369Red-naped Sapsucker
370Red-necked Grebe
371Red-necked Phalarope
372Red-shouldered Hawk
373Red-tailed Hawk
374Red-throated Loon
375Red-winged Blackbird
376Reddish Egret
378Ridgway's Rail
379Ring-billed Gull
380Ring-necked Duck
381Ring-necked Pheasant
382Rivoli's Hummingbird
383Rock Pigeon
384Rock Wren
385Rose-breasted Grosbeak
386Roseate Spoonbill
387Ross's Goose
388Rosy-faced Lovebird
389Rough-legged Hawk
390Ruby-crowned Kinglet
391Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
392Ruddy Duck
393Ruddy Ground Dove
394Ruddy Turnstone
395Ruffed Grouse
396Rufous Hummingbird
397Rufous-backed Robin
398Rufous-capped Warbler
399Rufous-crowned Sparrow
400Rufous-winged Sparrow
401Rusty Blackbird
402Sabine's Gull
403Sage Thrasher
404Sagebrush Sparrow
406Sandhill Crane
407Savannah Sparrow
408Say's Phoebe
409Scaled Quail
410Scarlet Tanager
411Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
412Scott's Oriole
413Sedge Wren
414Semipalmated Plover
415Semipalmated Sandpiper
416Sharp-shinned Hawk
417Sharp-tailed Grouse
418Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
419Short-billed Dowitcher
420Short-eared Owl
421Slate-throated Redstart
422Smith's Longspur
423Snow Bunting
424Snow Goose
425Snowy Egret
426Snowy Owl
427Snowy Plover
428Solitary Sandpiper
429Song Sparrow
431Spotted Owl
432Spotted Sandpiper
433Spotted Towhee
434Sprague's Pipit
435Spruce Grouse
436Steller's Jay
437Stilt Sandpiper
438Summer Tanager
439Surf Scoter
441Swainson's Hawk
442Swainson's Thrush
443Swamp Sparrow
444Tennessee Warbler
445Townsend's Solitaire
446Townsend's Warbler
447Tree Swallow
448Tricolored Blackbird
449Tricolored Heron
450Tropical Kingbird
451Trumpeter Swan
452Tufted Duck
453Tufted Titmouse
454Tundra Swan
455Turkey Vulture
456Upland Sandpiper
457Varied Thrush
460Vermilion Flycatcher
461Vesper Sparrow
462Violet-crowned Hummingbird
463Violet-green Swallow
464Virginia Rail
465Virginia's Warbler
466Wandering Tattler
467Warbling Vireo
468Western Bluebird
469Western Grebe
470Western Gull
471Western Kingbird
472Western Meadowlark
473Western Sandpiper
474Western Screech-Owl
475Western Tanager
476Western Wood-Pewee
478Whiskered Screech-Owl
479White-breasted Nuthatch
480White-crowned Sparrow
481White-eyed Vireo
482White-faced Ibis
483White-rumped Sandpiper
484White-tailed Kite
485White-throated Sparrow
486White-throated Swift
487White-throated Thrush
488White-winged Crossbill
489White-winged Dove
490White-winged Scoter
491Whooping Crane
492Wild Turkey
494Williamson's Sapsucker
495Willow Flycatcher
496Wilson's Phalarope
497Wilson's Snipe
498Wilson's Warbler
499Winter Wren
500Wood Duck
501Wood Stork
502Wood Thrush
503Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
505Yellow Rail
506Yellow Warbler
507Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
508Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
509Yellow-billed Cuckoo
510Yellow-billed Loon
511Yellow-billed Magpie
512Yellow-breasted Chat
513Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
514Yellow-eyed Junco
515Yellow-headed Blackbird
516Yellow-rumped Warbler
517Yellow-throated Vireo
518Yellow-throated Warbler
519Zone-tailed Hawk