Birding Challenge

This page details the birding challenge I am completing during 2024 where I try to see all the species in my Birds of Utah field guide

For those of you that don’t know, I make birding and wildlife content. There are so many species to see, and it's been super fun working on growing my birding life list. I highly recommend you check out my YouTube channel!

Hawk In The Lens
Hawk In The Lens is all about birding and wildlife. Video topics are focused on birding adventures, birding guides, wildlife photography, and more! Nature is beautiful and I aim to showcase it through my lens.

One thing I have loved about birding is how friendly the birding community is overall! 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: 109/130 Birds
Last Updated - 06/28/24

Full Checklist of the Birds

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

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