Out of interest in maintaining a "life list", i decided to assemble a gallery listing the bird species of North America i have photographed. So, on display is a collection of images copied from other galleries of mine (wild photographs only). 1 image selected per species. Not all of the images are the best quality, but such is the nature of pursuing nature photography. As i capture "better" shots, i may swap some images out...and certainly i will add any new species.
Currently there are 485 species listed in total. In 2012 i managed to add 72 new species. 37 so far for 2013.
January: (2) Black-backed Woodpecker, Townsend's Solitaire.
April: (1) Seaside Sparrow. (King Rail observed but still not photographed!)
May: (22): Cassin's Finch, Clark's Nutcracker, Dusky Flycatcher, Green-tailed Towhee, Mississippi Kite, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Pinyon Jay, Rock Wren, Western Wood Peewee, American Dipper, Black-headed Grosbeak, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Kirtland's Warbler, Swainson's Hawk, Lark Bunting, Brewer's Sparrow, Sprague's Pipit, Greater Sage Grouse, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Baird's Sparrow, Black-billed Magpie (Greater Prairie Chicken heard but not photographed).
August: (1) Henslow's Sparrow
September: (1) Parasitic Jaeger (Sabine's Gull observed again @ 60x on scope....but still no photo as too far out).
October: (8) Brown Booby, Cory's Shearwater, Nanday Parakeet, Monk Parakeet, Short-tailed Hawk, Common Myna, Purple Swamphen, Magnificent Frigatebird.
November: (2) Ross's Gull, Red Phalarope.