Thomas E. Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament
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Point Loma Nazarene University

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Dr. Phillips is an amateur bird watcher.  Here is a list of the birds he has visually identified in free-flying situations (no caged animals).*
*
American bird classifications & species according to The Sibley Guide to Birds (Knopf, 2000).
**European bird classifications & species according to Birds of Europe (Princeton, 1999).
LOONS
  Common Loon

GREBES
  Pied-Billed Grebe
  Western Grebe
  Eared Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe

PELICANIFORMES
  American White Pelican
  Brown Pelican

  Double-Crested Cormorant
  Brant's Cormorant
  Neotropic Cormorant

WADDING BIRDS
 
Great  Egret
  Snowy Egret
  Great Blue Heron
  Little Blue Heron
  Cattle Egret
  Black-Crowned Night Heron
  Green Heron
  Scarlet Ibis
  Greater Flamingo (exotic)
  Chilean Flamingo (exotic)
  Lesser Flamingo (exotic)

SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS
  Canada Goose
  Trumpeter Swan
  Mute Swan
  Ross's Goose
  Snow Goose
  Smew
  Emperor Goose
  Brant
  Barnacle Goose
  Surf Scoter
  Bufflehead Duck
  American Coot
  American Wigeon
  Gadwall
  Lesser Scaup
  Mallard (Wild)
  Mallard (Domestic)
  Northern Shoveler
  Redhead Duck
  Ring-Necked Duck
  Cinnamon Teal
  Blue-winged Teal
  Green-winged Teal
  Common Merganser
  Hooded Merganser
  Red-breasted Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Northern Pintail
  Canvasback
  Common Goldeneye
  Barrow's Goldeneye
  Wood Duck
  Common Shelduck (exotic)
  White faced Whistling Duck (exotic)
  Red-Crested Pochard (exotic)
  Mandarin Duck (exotic)
  Greater White-Fronted Goose
  Swan (Chinese) Goose
  Muscovy Duck
  Bar-Headed Goose (exotic)
  Bahama Pintail (exotic)
  Bronze Winged Duck (exotic)

DIURNAL RAPTORS
  California Condor
  Turkey Vulture
  Black Vulture
  Sharp-shinned Hawk
  Northern Goshawk
  Harris Hawk
  Cooper's Hawk
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Red-Tailed Hawk
  Broad-winged Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Osprey
  American Kestrel
  Swainson's Hawk
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Golden Eagle

UPLAND GAME BIRDS
  Helmeted Guineafowl (exotic)
  Common Peafowl (exotic)
  Blue Grouse
  Wild Turkey
  Gambel's Quail

GRUIFORMES
  Sandhill Crane
  American Coot
  Common Moorhen

SHOREBIRDS
  Semipalmated Sandpiper
  Wilson's Phalarope
  Killdeer

  Black-Necked Stilt
  Whimbrel
  Surfbird
  Spotted Sandpiper
  Least Sandpiper
  Willet
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  American Avocet
  Short-billed Dowitcher
  Sanderling
  Hudsonian Gopwit

GULLS, TERNS, & SKIMMERS
  Least Tern
  Caspian Tern
  Ring-billed Gull
  Herring Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Black-tailed Gull
  Western Gull

ALCIDS
  Atlantic Puffin

PIGEONS & DOVES
  Mourning Dove
  White-Winged Dove
  Ringed Turtle-Dove
  Rock Dove

PARROTS & THEIR ALLIES
  Green Parakeet

CUCKOOS & THEIR ALLIES
  
Roadrunner

OWLS
  Great Horned Owl
  Burrowing Owl
  Barn Owl

GOATSUCKERS & SWIFTS
  White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS
 Anna's Hummingbird
 Allen's Hummingbird
 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
 Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
 Rufous Hummingbird
 Calliope Hummingbird
 Black-Chinned Hummingbird

KINGFISHERS
 Belted Kingfisher 

 WOODPECKERS
  Northern Flicker
  Red-headed Woodpecker
  Red-bellied Woodpecker
  Downy Woodpecker
  Hairy Woodpecker
  Nuttall's Woodpecker
  Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
  Williamson's Sapsucker

Remembering
Extinct
Species


Passenger Pigeon

This species was once one of the most common birds in North America.  Through overhunting and inattention to environmental needs, it became extinct in the early 20th century.


Carolina Parakeet

This bird was the only true parakeet indigenous to North America.  Habitat destruction lead to its extinction.


Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

This bird once graced the forests of the southeastern United States.  It has nearly disappeared from the US (with the exception of a single sighting in AR).  Its chances of survival at this point are extremely slight, but perhaps we can bring it back from the brink.

Make a commitment to wildlife preservation by joining me in membership in any (or all) of these organizations.

Audubon Society

World Wildlife Federation

Nature Conservatory

Sierra Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

247 birds total

 TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
  Buff-breasted Flycatcher
  Ash-Throated Flycatcher
  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  Western Wood Peewee
  Black Phoebe
  Say's Phoebe
  Gray Flycatcher
  Dusty Flycatcher
  Eastern Kingbird
  Western Kingbird

 JAYS, CROWS & ALLIES
  American Crow
  Blue Jay
  Gray Jay
  Western Scrub Jay
  Steller's Jay
  Mountain Jay
  Black-billed Magpie
  Clark's Nutcracker
  Common Raven

 LARKS
  Horned Lark

 SWALLOWS
  Barn Swallow
  Tree Swallow
  Violet-Green Swallow
  Northern-Roughed Winged Swallow

 CHICKADEES & ALLIES
  Black-capped Chickadee
  Carolina Chickadee
  Mountain Chickadee
  Tufted Titmouse
  Juniper Titmouse

 NUTHATCHES & CREEPERS
  Pygmy Nuthatch
  White-breasted Nuthatch

 WRENS
  House Wren
  Canyon Wren
  Marsh Wren
  Cactus Wren

 WARBLERS, THRUSHES & ALLIES
  American Dipper
  Western Bluebird
  Mountain Bluebird

  American Robin
  Hermit Thrush
  Yellow Warbler
  Yellow-Rumped Warbler
   Yellow-Throated Warbler

 MIMIDS
  Gray Catbird
  Northern Mockingbird

 STARLINGS & MYNAS
   European Starling

 SILKY-FLYCATCHERS & BULBULS
  Phainopepla

 WOOD-WARBLERS
  Wilson's Warbler

 TANAGERS, CARDINALS & ALLIES
  Western Tanager
  Summer Tanager
  Black-Headed Grosbeak
  Northern Cardinal
  Indigo Bunting

 EMBERIZINE SPARROWS & ALLIES
  California Towhee
  Canyon Towhee
  Spotted Towhee
  Song Sparrow
  Sage Sparrow
  Lark Bunting
  Dark-eyed Junco
  White-crowned Sparrow
  Savannah Sparrow

 ICTERIDS
  Western Meadowlark
  Eastern Meadowlark
  Brown-headed Cowbird
  Brewer's Blackbird
  Rusty Blackbird
  Red-winged Blackbird
  Yellow-headed Blackbird
  Common Grackle
  Great-tailed Grackle
  Bullock's Oriole
  Hooded Oriole

 FINCHES & OLD WORLD SPARROWS
  Brown-capped Rosy Finch
  House Finch
  Cassin's Finch
  American Gold Finch
  House Sparrow
  Common Redpoll

 EUROPEAN, AFRICAN & HOLY LAND BIRDS (when distinctively named compared to North American birds)**
  Blackbird
  Black-Headed Gull
  Black Tern
  Brown-Necked Raven
  Coot
  Demoiselle Crane
  Dalmatian Pelican
  Fan-Tailed Raven
  Fulmar
  Grey Heron
  Hooded Crow
  Hooded Wheatear
  Hoopoe
  House Martin
  Laughing Dove
  Lesser Pied Kingfisher
  Little Egret
  Magpie
  Mediterranean Gull
  Palestinian Sunbird
  Palm Dove
  Pied Kingfisher
  Pygmy Cormorant
  Red-Rumped Swallow
  Red-Headed Swallow
  Reef Egret
  Rock Martin
  Rose-Colored Starling
  Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  Rueppel's Warbler
  Sand Martin
  Sinai Rosefinch
  Slender-Billed Gull
  Smyrna Kingfisher
  Swift
  Shoebill
  Syrian Woodpecker
  Tristram's Starling
  Turtle Dove
  White Stork
  White-Crowned Wheatear
  White-Throated Kingfisher
  White Wagtail
   Wood Pigeon
   Yellow Billed Stork

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