World Birds

143 species

alphabetical index

The species that I've photographed only in Hawaii, formerly listed in this index, have been moved to the North America indexes as a result of the 2016 inclusion of Hawaii in the American Birding Association area. 
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. (E)
Andean Condor. (E)
Andean Emerald. (E)
Andean Gull. (E)
Andean Lapwing. (E)
Baird's Trogon. (CR)
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron. (M, CR)
Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager. (E)
Black-faced Ibis. (E)
Black-headed Gull. (UK)
Black-striped Sparrow. (CR)
Black-tailed Trainbearer. (E)
Blackcap. (UK)
Blue Tit. (UK)
Blue-gray Tanager. (E)
Blue-necked Tanager. (E)
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager. (E)
Boat-billed Heron. (CR)
Booted Racket-tail. (E)
Buff-tailed Coronet. (E)
Buff-throated Saltator. (E)
Buff-winged Starfrontlet. (E)
Carrion Crow. (UK)
Carunculated Caracara. (E)
Cetti's Warbler. (UK)
Chaffinch. (UK)
Cherrie's Tanager. (CR)
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan. (CR)
Chiffchaff. (UK)
Choco Toucan. (E)
Cinnamon Becard. (E)
Cinnamon Flycatcher. (E)
Common Black-Hawk. (CR)
Common Moorhen. (UK)
Common Pochard. (UK)
Common Reed Bunting. (UK)
Common Whitethroat. (UK)
Crimson-rumped Toucanet. (E)
Dunnock. (UK)
Eared Dove. (E)
Empress Brilliant. (E)
Eurasian Blackbird. (UK)
Eurasian Coot. (UK)
Eurasian Jay. (UK)
Eurasian Magpie. (UK)
Eurasian Wren. (UK)
European Goldfinch. (UK)
European Robin. (UK)
Fawn-breasted Brilliant. (E)
Fiery-billed Araçari. (CR)
Flame-faced Tanager. (E)
Glossy Flowerpiercer. (E)
Gnatcatcher sp. (M)
Goldcrest. (UK)
Golden Tanager. (E)
Golden-crowned Flycatcher. (E)
Golden-crowned Tanager. (E)
Golden-naped Tanager. (E)
Gray Heron. (UK)
Gray-capped Flycatcher. (CR)
Great Black Hawk (M)
Great Crested Grebe. (UK)
Great Curassow. (CR)
Great Sapphirewing
. (E)
Great Spotted Woodpecker. (UK)
Great Thrush. (E)
Great Tit. (UK)
Green Kingfisher. (CR)
Green Thorntail. (E)
Green Violetear. (E)
Green Woodpecker. (UK)
Green-crowned Brilliant. (E)
Green-crowned Woodnymph. (E)
Greylag Goose. (UK)
Lemon-rumped Tanager. (E)
Lesser Black-backed Gull. (UK)
Little Grebe. (UK)
Long-tailed Tit. (UK)
Magnificent Frigatebird (M)
Mangrove Swallow. (CR)
Maroon-tailed Parakeet. (E)
Masked Flowerpiercer. (E)
Masked Tityra. (CR)
Mountain Velvetbreast. (E)
Moustached Antpitta. (E)
Northern Jacana. (CR)
Ochre-breasted Antpitta. (E)
Olive Finch. (E)
Orange-bellied Euphonia. (E)
Orange-billed Sparrow. (E)
Orange-breasted Fruiteater. (E)
Palm Tanager. (E)
Piratic Flycatcher. (E)
Plain-brown Woodcreeper. (E)
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch. (E)
Purple-bibbed Whitetip. (E)
Purple-throated Woodstar. (E)
Red-headed Barbet. (E)
Red-legged Honeycreeper. (CR)
Roadside Hawk. (CR)
Rufous-breasted Antthrush. (E)
Rufous-collared Sparrow. (E)
Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail. (E)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. (E)
Russet-backed Oropendula. (E)
Sapphire-vented Puffleg. (E)
Scarlet Macaw. (CR)
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager. (E)
Shining Sunbeam. (E)
Sickle-winged Guan. (E)
Slaty-capped Flycatcher. (E)
Slaty-tailed Trogon. (CR)
Smooth-billed Ani. (E)
Social Flycatcher. (M & E)
Song Thrush. (UK)
Southern Lapwing. (CR)
Southern Rough-winged Swallow. (E)
Sparkling Violetear. (E)
Speckled Hummingbird. (E)
Spotted Woodcreeper. (E)
Squirrel Cuckoo. (E)
Stout-billed Cinclodes. (E)
Streaked Saltator. (E)
Streaked Tuftedcheek. (E)
Swallow Tanager. (E)
Sword-billed Hummingbird. (E)
Tawny Antpitta. (E)
Thick-billed Euphonia. (E)
Toucan Barbet. (E)
Tyrian Metaltail. (E)
Variable Hawk. (E)
Variable Seedeater. (E)
White-necked Jacobin. (E)
White-throated Quail-Dove. (E)
White-whiskered Hermit. (E)
White-whiskered Puffbird. (E)
White-winged Brush-Finch. (E)
Woodpigeon. (UK)
Xantus' Hummingbird (M)
Yellow-breasted Antpitta. (E)
Yellow-footed Gull (M)
Yellow-headed Caracara. (CR)

This page indexes my pictures of birds belonging to species that I've photographed only outside of North America. I took these pictures on the trips listed below; initials CR, E, M, and UK indicate the places visited. To see these pictures organized by country, go here.


January 14-22, 2014. A trip guided by Nick Fucci to the beautiful and wildlife-rich Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, with stops at Lookout Inn, above Carate Beach on the Pacific side, and Bosque del Cabo, in rainforest high above the coast at the south tip of the peninsula, both excellent off-the-grid nature lodges. Fellow photographers Steve Freno, Mark Lacharite, Jim Lesperance, Teré Nelson, and Susan Schermer added to the fun, as did my wife Barbara Babcock and Susan's husband Mickey. I added 19 new species to my list of photographed birds, including Scarlet Macaws, two species of toucans, and two of trogons.


September 7-16, 2013. I joined fellow photographers Dan Suzio, Gary Weller, and Yamil Saenz on a very successful trip to the Ecuadorian western slope of the Andes, where I added 84 new species to my list of photographed birds. Yamil organized the trip, and our host and guide in Ecuador was Jorge Cruz, proprietor of Ecolodges San Jorge, and himself a photographer. Dr. Cruz helped us find birds at Ecolodge San Jorge in the outskirts of Quito, especially good for hummingbirds, (about 9000 feet); at Yanacocha, Antisana, and Jerusalem, in the temperate forests and páramo near Quito (8000 to 13,000 feet); at Ecolodge San Jorge, Tandayapa, fabulous for hummingbirds and tanagers in the cloudforest (5000 feet); at Ecolodge San Jorge, Milpe, in the tropical rainforest (3000 feet); and under the guidance of Angel Paz at Refugio Paz de los Aves near Mindo, where we visited a Cock-of-the-Rock lek, and enjoyed the special access to antpittas, tanagers, and hummingbirds that Angel provides. My freeze-action hummingbird pictures from this trip are due to the generosity of Dan Suzio, who shared his expertly managed multiflash setup with me. 


January 4-14, 2005. From 1/4-7 we stayed in La Paz, Baja California Sur on our own and I took bird photos along the Malecon there, an excellent spot for close approach to herons, shorebirds, gulls, and terns, with frigatebirds overhead. 1/8-14 we were on a Lindblad / National Geographic tour with about 60 companions, 1/8-10 in the Gulf of California aboard the Sea Bird, visiting Isla San Jose, Isla San Francisco, Los Islotes, Isla Partida, and the surrounding gulf waters. On 1/11 we were in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, where we had a very birdy late afternoon raft float on the El Fuerte River. On 1/12 we took the spectacular train ride to Copper Canyon, and stayed the following two nights at the Hotel Mirador on the canyon rim. I spent much the day on 1/13 taking pictures in the beautiful (and birdy) area around the hotel. Then it was on to Chihuahua on 1/14, and back home.

December 15-31, 2005. We rented a house in the center of La Paz for a family winter vacation. I did more bird photography along the Malecon, in our yard and the neighborhood around our house, and on trips along the shore of La Paz Bay and to Todos Santos.


December 19-31, 2009. We had a mid-winter London vacation that was mostly taken up with theater, museums, and like indoor activities. But I brought a camera and a 400 mm lens along, and almost every day I visited Clissold Park in Hackney, a short walk from the house we were borrowing in Islington. There was a surprising amount of bird activity, and I found plenty of sun to go along with a freeze that produced ice and snow. I was able to add 18 species to my World List of photographed birds.

May 4-14, 2011. A spring trip to London was again mostly non-birding. Again I brought camera and a 400 mm lens, and as we were staying within walking distance of Regent's Park, I visited there several mornings to photograph the spring activities of nesting herons, courting Great Crested Grebes, and the like. I added two new species, and quite a few new pictures of species already on the list.

July 1-18, 2013. A summer vacation in London, staying in Hampstead, with forays to Stratford and Bury St. Edmunds. Mostly theater and sightseeing, but as before I brought a camera and 400 mm lens, which I used for morning birding in the churchyard of St. John's, Hampstead, with one outing across Hampstead Heath to Kenwood; also two mornings on the banks of the Avon in Stratford. I added ten new species, increasing my UK photo list to 30.