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Waterbirds
OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA
Waterfowl, Shorebirds, Gulls, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Coots, Cranes, Herons, etc.


Cormorants skimming over the water, Saturna Island, BC.

The following page is devoted to some of my photographs of "Waterbirds," which are those birds that like to hang out on or near water. These birds are Non-Passerines (ie. not songbirds), and tend to be larger and usually lay white eggs. These birds include WATERFOWL, SHOREBIRDS, GULLS, CORMORANTS, KINGFISHERS, COOTS, CRANES, HERONS, AND OTHER WATERBIRD ALLIES.

(Most of the birds on this page were photographed in Washington or British Columbia, and a few perhaps from my travels around the western United States. However, I have many other bird photos that are not on this page, from AN AMAZING BIRDING ROADTRIP through several birding hotspots across the country I embarked on in Spring 2008.)


Waterfowl

BUFFLEHEAD (male, breeding)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

BUFFLEHEAD (female or juvenile)
Bellingham waterfront, WA

Harlequin DUCK (male)
Saturna Island, BC

Harlequin DUCK (male)
Saturna Island, BC

Harlequin DUCKS (male and female)
Saturna Island, BC

Ring-necked DUCK (male)
Sumas Dike, BC

Wood DUCK (male, breeding plumage)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Wood DUCK (male, breeding plumage)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Wood DUCK (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

DUCK of some sort
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

GADWALL (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Barrow's GOLDENEYE (male and female)
Bellingham waterfront, WA

Barrow's GOLDENEYE (males)
Saturna Island, BC

Barrow's GOLDENEYE (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Common GOLDENEYE (male)
Bellingham waterfront, WA
(the circular shape of the white spot is specific to Common Goldeneye as opposed to the arc shape on the Barrow's Goldeneye)

Canada GEESE
Saturna Island, BC

Canada GEESE
Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, BC

Canada GOOSE (baby)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Canada GOOSE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Domestic GOOSE (barnyard)
Saturna Island, BC

Domestic GOOSE (African or Chinese)
Saturna Island, BC

Snow GEESE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snow GOOSE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snow GEESE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snow GOOSE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snow GEESE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snow GEESE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Horned GREBE (adult nonbreeding)
Padilla Bay, WA

Pied-billed GREBE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Western GREBE
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

Pigeon GUILLEMOTS
Keystone Ferry Landing, WA

Common LOON (adult nonbreeding)
Semiahmoo, WA

Common LOON (female or juvenile)
Bellingham waterfront, WA

MALLARD (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

MALLARD Ducklings
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

MALLARD Ducklings following mother…..
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

….Mother MALLARD following ducklings 3 weeks later
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

MALLARD (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

MALLARD (female)
Yosemite, CA

MALLARD (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

MALLARDS everywhere
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Domestic MALLARD (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Common MERGANSER (male, breeding)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Common MERGANSER (male, non-breeding, similar to female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Hooded MERGANSER (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Hooded MERGANSER (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Red-Breasted MERGANSER (male)
Saturna Island, BC

Red-breasted MERGANSER (female)
Saturna Island, BC

OLDSQUAW (aka Long-tailed Duck) (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

OLDSQUAW (aka Long-tailed Duck) (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

OLDSQUAW (aka Long-tailed Duck) (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Northern PINTAIL (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern PINTAIL (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern PINTAIL (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern PINTAIL (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Tufted PUFFIN
Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma, WA

Greater (or Lesser?) SCAUP (adult male, breeding plumage)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Lesser SCAUP (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Lesser SCAUP (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Black SCOTER (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Black SCOTER (female)
Semiahmoo, WA

Surf SCOTER (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Surf SCOTER (female)
Semiahmoo, WA

White-winged SCOTER (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Northern SHOVELER (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern SHOVELER (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Mute SWAN
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Mute SWAN in distinctive aggressive posture
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Trumpeter SWANS
Skagit Flats, WA

Trumpeter SWANS in flight
Mission, BC

Green-winged TEAL (male)
Semiahmoo, WA

Green-winged TEAL (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Green-winged TEALS
Chilliwack, BC

American WIGEON (male, breeding plumage)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

American WIGEON (male)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

American WIGEON (female)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Shorebirds, Gulls, Pelicans, Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Coots, Cranes, and Other Waterbird Allies

American AVOCET
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

American COOT
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

American COOT
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Double-crested CORMORANT caught in the act!
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Double-crested CORMORANT
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

Double-crested (orange bill) and Pelagic (black bill) CORMORANTS
Saturna Island, BC

Pelagic CORMORANT
Saturna Island, BC

CORMORANTS skimming the water
Saturna Island, BC

Sandhill CRANE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Sandhill CRANE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Sandhill CRANE
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Long-billed CURLEW
Half Moon Bay, CA

Long-billed DOWITCHER
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snowy EGRET
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

SeaGULLS
Saturna Island, BC

SeaGULL
Saturna Island, BC

SeaGULLS
Saturna Island, BC

SeaGULL
Half Moon Bay, CA

SeaGULL
Mono Lake, CA

SeaGULL
Saturna Island, BC

Great Blue HERON
Boundary Bay, BC

Great Blue HERON
Boundary Bay, BC

Great Blue HERON
Tsawwassen, BC

Great Blue HERON
Padilla Bay, WA

Black-crowned Night-HERON
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Black-crowned Night-HERON
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

White-faced IBIS
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

Belted KINGFISHER
Montlake Fill, Seattle, WA

Black OYSTERCATCHER
Saturna Island, BC

Black OYSTERCATCHER
Saturna Island, BC

American White PELICAN
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

American White PELICAN
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

American White PELICAN
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

American White PELICAN
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

Black-bellied PLOVER
Semiahmoo, WA

Black-bellied PLOVER
Semiahmoo, WA

PLOVERS (?) flying in an amazing flowing formation
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

SANDERLING
Saturna Island, BC


Least (?) SANDPIPER
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Least (?) SANDPIPER
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Semipalmated (or Least ?)  SANDPIPER
Saturna Island, BC

Spotted SANDPIPER
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA

Common SNIPE
eastern WA

SURFBIRDS
Saturna Island, BC

Black TURNSTONE
Saturna Island, BC

Black TURNSTONE
Saturna Island, BC

Black TURNSTONE
Saturna Island, BC

Black TURNSTONES and SANDERLING
Saturna Island, BC

Greater YELLOWLEGS
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Lesser YELLOWLEGS
Semiahmoo, WA

Lesser YELLOWLEGS
Semiahmoo, WA
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