Birding

Birding is one of my hobbies that I have been slowly dipping my toe into. Heck I might be dipping my foot into it at this point. I've collected a few field guides, bought some binoculars, and tried my hand at bird photography.

One thing I have loved about birding is how friendly the community is here in Utah! I am excited to get out more and grow this hobby, meet awesome people, and become a better birder.

2024 Birding Challenge

To make birding even more fun, I set myself a challenge for 2024. I am trying to see all 130 species in Birds of Utah by Stan Tekiela.

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Challenge Progress: 43/130 Birds
Last Updated - 3/01/24

Full Checklist of the Birds

  • American Avocet
  • American Bittern
  • Brewer's Blackbird ✅
  • Red-winged Blackbird ✅
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Western Bluebird
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Bushtit
  • Black-capped Chickadee ✅
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Chukar
  • American Coot ✅
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Brown Creeper ✅
  • Red Crossbill
  • American Crow ✅
  • American Dipper
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove ✅
  • Mourning Dove ✅
  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle ✅
  • Snowy Egret
  • Black-Rosy-Finch
  • Cassin's Finch
  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch ✅
  • House Finch ✅
  • Northern Flicker ✅
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Gadwall ✅
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Common Goldeneye ✅
  • American Goldfinch
  • Canada Goose ✅
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Pie-billed Grebe ✅
  • Western Grebe
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Dusky Grouse
  • California Gull ✅
  • Northern Harrier ✅
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk ✅
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Great Blue Heron ✅
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Canada Jay
  • Pinyon Jay
  • Steller's Jay ✅
  • Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay ✅
  • Dark-eyed Junco ✅
  • American Kestrel ✅
  • Killdeer
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Western Kingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Horned Lark
  • Black-billed Magpie ✅
  • Mallard ✅
  • Western Meadowlark ✅
  • Common Merganser ✅
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Clark's Nutcracker ✅
  • Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch ✅
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Bullock's Oriole
  • Osprey
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Great Horned Owl ✅
  • Western Wood-Pewee
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Say's Phoebe
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Northern Pintail ✅
  • Common Poorwill
  • Gambel's Quail
  • Common Raven ✅
  • Redhead ✅
  • American Robin ✅
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Williamson's Sapsucker
  • Northern Shoveler ✅
  • Loggerhead Shrike ✅
  • Pine Siskin
  • Townsend's Solitaire
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • House Sparrow
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow ✅
  • European Starling ✅
  • Barn Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • White-throated Swift
  • Western Tanager
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Green-winged Teal ✅
  • Sage Thrasher
  • Green-tailed Towhee
  • Spotted Towhee ✅
  • Wild Turkey
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Cedar Waxwing ✅
  • Downy Woodpecker ✅
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Lewis's Woodpecker

For more information about the challenge, check out this video!