This is where it all began, all of my nature photography stemmed from my original bird obsession. As I would walk around looking for birds I would photograph everything around me, in addition to birds. However, since this is where it started, I believe I have more species of birds photographed than anything else. The catalog I uploaded is really only a partial catalog, I have a much wider variety than what is shown there, though the best quality images are included. I also often have multiple shots/angles/poses of different birds. So if you don't see exactly what you're looking for in my catalog, contact me and I'll tell you whether I have it or not. Thanks again to everyone who has visited my site! Sincerely, Will
This was taken during the six glorious hours that I spent in Africa before I broke my ankle while birding, as such, it has a special place in my heart. This is a member of the old-world flycatchers, Family Monarchidae.
Here is another Empidonax flycatcher, most of which can only be distinguished by their call.
There is a breeding population of these large shorebird at Quivira NWR and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas
A very common species
I believe this is one of the first digital photos I ever took, when I first go my Nikon CoolPix 5700 (great beginner's camera if you can find it). I believe this individual is a male, though it's a little hard to tell with basic plumage. This songbird belongs to the Family Fringilidae.
One of the first bird photos taken with my new Canon 7D. The sharpness exceeded anything I could hope for.
This small falcon is found throughout the US. This appears to be a male.
This is a photo of the first Three-toed Woodpecker ever seen in Kansas! It was discovered by two of my friends, Matt Gearheart and Aaron Mitchell, unfortunately I wasn't on the scene at the moment, but I still got to watch it for an hour or so. It was so cool!
These colorful sparrows are a welcome migrant in the fall here in Lawrence.
This sparrow allowed me to get within 5 feet of it.
This could be the Le Conte's Sparrow's twin, but it is much less common. You can easily telly them apart by their collor. On a Nelson's it is solid gray, rather the mottled. We found five of them the day this was taken.
Another photo of these cute sparrows.
This diminutive Murrelet had a history of hanging out around the Monterey Bay harbor, and was easy to find before we started our pelagic trip. Murrelets like this belong to Family Alcidae.
Not the best quality photo, but it adequately captures this domestic scene. They weren't very creative when it came to naming this bird, it's in the Family Anhingidae.
I traded perfect focus for color in this photo, but what amazing color it is. This is an adult male hummer.
This is an immature male
This is winter plumage Yellow-rumped Warbler of the Audubon's subspecies.
My 500th ABA bird. Saw it in Tampa Florida. Note browner color and streaking on flanks.
This adorable little warbler is endemic to the Bahamas and is a close relative of the Common Yellowthroat, which also occurs on the island.
This medium sized shorebird was semi-common at Baker Wetlands this migration. The dark centers to the wing feathers and long, slightly curved bill are good marks.
This is an odd tropical species whose taxonomic placement is unclear at this time. This is a little overexposed, but oh well
This little guy landed not 12 inches from my boots. He was taking refuge in the shade of my shadow. Bird at the Dry Tortugas are pretty exhausted after the flight
This is the West Coast version of the American Oystercatcher
Not too many members of this genus, and only this one, the Black Skimmer, occurs in North America. It uses its extended lower bill as a scoop as it skims just over the water's surface.
There was a pair of these large hornbills living near our camp in the Masai Mara
This is a basic plumage Black-bellied Plover. I see a lot of these in Florida during the winter.
This is a female Black-chinned Hummingbird
This is a female. Unlike the Yellow-faced Grassquit, these are pretty drab
Though it looks like your standard grouse, these birds are actually in their own order; Pteroclidiformes. Amazingly well camouflaged, we didn't see this male-female duo until we were right next to them.
A cool Vanellus plover
These Parakeets were introduced into Key Largo some time ago. I don't think they are 'countable' in the ABA area yet. Pretty birds, and it's always fun to see parrots.
The large shore bird breed at Cheyenne Bottoms in Kansas
This is a male BTB Warbler. Unfortunately you can't see the blue very well.
This species is what really hooked me evermore on birding. It is one of the prettiest birds in North America. Usually, they stay way up in the tops of trees. This one was hanging out in the weeds along the shore of Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.
Found this male Blackpoll as the last few migrants are trickling through.
This is a very common species that I have failed to photograph
This is the only reliable place in the US to find this species. It breeds in good numbers on the island next to Fort Jefferson
Another shorebird found at Baker Wetlands
Very similar to a Ring-billed Gull (to me), but the 'ring' around the bill has a red gonydeal patch next to it.
Found all over the state, these are far less shy than their cousins the Northern Bobwhite.
This is the largest tern in North America, they can be found all over during migration.
Waxwings are a fairly common sight in winter here in Kansas. The larger Bohemian Waxwing is a boreal species.
There were over 80 of these small plovers living at Quivera NWR, though it was otherwise pretty dry.
This is a Clapper Rail. They can be hard to find, but some friends knew a really reliable place for them near the Oakland Airport
While they normally prefer heavy cover, this Bobwhite was surveying the area on a fence post.
Not the best photo, but not bad either. They were pretty common in Curry Hammock in the Keys
I snapped this photo next to a Murre colony that must have had upwards of 45000 individuals nesting!
This cooperative bird was sleeping on a fence post.
Were I to guess, this was taken in Kansas somewhere
This is from the craziest birding trip I've ever been on; willingly going to rural Minnesota in February to look for owls and finches. While we didn't find a single owl, the finches were spectacular, and chief among them were the Common Redpolls.