Violet-tailed Sylph

I find the colors and iridescence of this hummingbird absolutely astounding! Taken in Mindo, Ecuador.

Booted Racket-tail

One of the many amazing hummingbirds I saw on my trip to Mindo, Ecuador earlier this year!

Waved Albatross

One of my most highly anticipated birds from my Galapagos trip, and my first ever albatross species of any kind. Though I didn't make it to the island of Espanola where they breed, I had several really good views while traveling between other islands.

Blue-footed Booby

Another favorite from the Galapagos! Taken in the harbor on the island of Santa Cruz, though they're widespread throughout the islands.

Galapagos Short-eared Owl

I was pretty surprised to randomly notice this guy perched on a low branch right by the road! This was taken on the island of Santa Cruz, Galapagos, up in the highlands.

Santa Cruz Marine Iguana

I took the trip of a lifetime in August to the Galapagos Islands! I have plenty of birds to post, but I'll kick it off with this shot of marine iguanas.

Spotted Sandpiper

Here's a happy little chap from earlier this summer in Ohio.

Virginia Rail

I had attempted several times to locate a King Rail that had been present at a particular spot all summer, about an hour from my house. I failed several times, but I suppose a nice shot of a Virginia Rail is some consolation. Better luck next summer I suppose.

Semipalmated Plover

Just a lil' plover at one of my favorite beaches in Ohio - Headland Dunes State Nature Preserve

Spotted Owl

The Spotted Owl is a bird I had been trying to locate unsuccessfully for at least 4 or 5 years. The main reason being their numbers have decreased dramatically, so tracking one down is like finding a needle in a haystack. Additionally, they're of significant conservation concern and prone to disturbance, so nobody really shares known locations of these guys. Well, finally the opportunity presented itself thanks to some intel from a friend. I didn't have to travel far, he was hanging out in the San Bernardino National Forest. What a fantastic experience!

Green Hermit

Near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Black-throated Sparrow

I really enjoy going out into the Mojave desert and hanging out with these guys. They have a fun song and let you get quite close!

Least Bell's Vireo

Broad-billed Hummingbird

One of my favorite hummingbirds that can be seen in the US. These guys are very abundant in the Madera Canyon area of Arizona during the summer.

Crested Caracara

One of the many new birds I saw on my trip to Southeastern Arizona this winter.

Adam Jackson

I'm a web developer that loves chasing rare birds around world. I developed an interest in bird photography at the age of 12 while living in Tasmania and started getting more serious about birding in 2016.

Birding Life List

  1. World1483
  2. United States646
  3. Ecuador268
  4. Australia217
  5. Mexico190
  6. Costa Rica172
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  1. Panama157
  2. France95
  3. Brazil90
  4. Zimbabwe85
  5. Puerto Rico74
  6. Italy55
  7. Switzerland41
  8. Lebanon40
  9. Turkey31
  10. Canada30
  11. Ethiopia5
  12. Cambodia1