"Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best." ~ Henry Van Dyke

"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."
~ Douglas Adams

My organization of these birds is intentionally not entirely taxonomic. I am organizing to help see the differences in similar looking, sometimes confused birds.

Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Galleries 39
641 photos
Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Loons and Grebes

Galleries 9
163 photos
Loons and Grebes

Coots and Rails

Galleries 5
63 photos
Coots and Rails

Pelicans, Cormorants, and Herons

Galleries 16
731 photos
Pelicans, Cormorants, and Herons

Plovers, Stilits, Avocents, and Sandpipers

Galleries 29
520 photos
Plovers, Stilits, Avocents, and Sandpipers

Gulls, Terns, and Jaegers

Galleries 19
439 photos
Gulls, Terns, and Jaegers

Shearwaters, Fulmars, Petrels, Auklets, Murres, Boobies

Galleries 12
85 photos
Shearwaters, Fulmars, Petrels, Auklets, Murres, Boobies

Owls, Vulture, Osprey, Hawks, Kite, and Falcons

Galleries 18
504 photos
Owls, Vulture, Osprey, Hawks, Kite, and Falcons

Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers (and Kingfisher)

Galleries 12
154 photos
Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers (and Kingfisher)

Swifts and Swallows

Galleries 7
100 photos
Swifts and Swallows

Hummingbirds, Gnatcatchers, Kinglets, Vireos, Bushtits, and other little birds

Galleries 19
357 photos
Hummingbirds, Gnatcatchers, Kinglets, Vireos, Bushtits, and other little birds

Nuthatches, Creepers, and Wrens

Galleries 9
113 photos
Nuthatches, Creepers, and Wrens

Flycatchers

Galleries 16
252 photos
Flycatchers

Warblers

Galleries 25
325 photos
Warblers

Sparrows, Finches, and other little brown streaky birds

Galleries 27
429 photos
Sparrows, Finches, and other little brown streaky birds

Crows, Ravens, Blackbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Orioles, and Medium Birds

Galleries 21
368 photos
Crows, Ravens, Blackbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Orioles, and Medium Birds

Thrushes, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, and Waxwings

Galleries 11
217 photos
Thrushes, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, and Waxwings

Pigeons, Doves, Quail, Roadrunner

Galleries 6
73 photos
Pigeons, Doves, Quail, Roadrunner

New Exotics

Galleries 16
117 photos
New Exotics

Neither Fishing nor Fowl. Only Foul.

62 items
Neither Fishing nor Fowl. Only Foul.