ABA Life List

In Taxonomic Order

Snow Goose

Barnacle Goose

Cackling Goose

Canada Goose


Tundra Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Mute Swan

Black-bellied Whistling-duck

Wood Duck


Mottled Duck

American Black Duck


Green-winged Teal

American Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Blue-winged Teal



Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Common Eider

King Eider

Black Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Surf Scoter

Harlequin Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye


Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Ruffed Grouse

Sooty Grouse

California Quail

Northern Bobwhite

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Eared Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

Western Grebe

Cory’s Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Manx Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater

Wilson’s Storm Petrel

Leach’s Storm Petrel

Magnificent Frigatebird

Brown Booby

Masked Booby

Northern Gannet

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican


Great Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Green Heron

Tricolored Heron

Little Blue Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

Great Blue Heron

Wood Stork

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture


White-tailed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Northern Harrier

Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel


Prairie Falcon

Peregrine Falcon


Clapper Rail

Virginia Rail


Purple Gallinule

Common Moorhen

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Piping Plover

Wilson’s Plover

Semipalmated Plover


Black Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

American Avocet

Black-necked Stilt


Lesser Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper


Long-billed Curlew

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Purple Sandpiper

Red Knot



Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Stilt Sandpiper

Wilson’s Snipe

American Woodcock

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Heermann’s Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Laughing Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Little Gull

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Herring Gull

Glaucous Gull

Iceland Gull

Western Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sandwich Tern

Royal Tern

Caspian Tern

Roseate Tern

Forster’s Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Common Tern

Least Tern

Black Tern

Bridled Tern

Sooty Tern

Brown Noddy

Black Skimmer

Parasitic Jaeger


Common Murre

Thick-billed Murre


Black Guillemot

Pigeon Guillemot

Cassin’s Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

Atlantic Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Band-tailed Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove

White-winged Dove

Common Ground Dove

Monk Parakeet

Black-hooded Parakeet

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Barn Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Great-horned Owl

Barred Owl

Snowy Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Common Nighthawk

Eastern Whip-poor-will


Chimney Swift

Vaux’s Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Acadian Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Eastern Pheobe

Great-crested Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

Northern Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Black-whiskered Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

Steller’s Jay

Gray Jay

Clark’s Nutcracker

Western Scrub Jay

Black-billed Magpie

American Crow

Fish Crow

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Purple Martin

Bank Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Barn Swallow

Tufted Titmouse

Black-capped Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Brown Creeper

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

House Wren

Pacific Wren

Winter Wren

Carolina Wren

Rock Wren

Marsh Wren

American Dipper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Northern Wheatear

Eastern Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend’s Solitaire

Wood Thrush


Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Varied Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

European Starling

American Pipit

Bohemian Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Prothonotary Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parole

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Canada Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-throated-blue Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-throated-Green Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler


Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Western Tanager

Eastern Towhee

American Tree Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Brewer’s Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Nelson’s sharp-tailed Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Lapland Longspur

Snow Bunting

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Northern Cardinal


Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Lazuli Bunting


Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Purple Finch

House Finch

Red Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch

Common Redpoll

House Sparrow

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