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Bird Photo Gallery

South Dakota Birds and Birding

The photo gallery is devoted to the better quality bird photos that I've taken.  The gallery currently holds over 5,000 bird photos, featuring over 350 species of North American birds.  Click on the appropriate links below to view photos for each respective familiy group of birds. 

Note I also have a growing photo gallery of other animals, and landscape photos as well.  Click on the links below to bring you to the animal and landscape photo gallery.  Finally, I have put together one page of my favorite photos that you also may visit.

Below the photo image/family photo links are a taxonomical listing of the bird photos that I have displayed on this site.  You may also access individual species pages by clicking on those links.  If you don't wish to look through this taxonomical list for a species, you can also use the following Google custom search dialogue to search this website.

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Favorite Photos of Terry Sohl 

Animal Photos by Terry Sohl

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My Favorites

Animals Other than Birds

Landscape Photos

 

Bird Photos 

 Common Loon - Gavia immer

 

 Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena

 

American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Loons 

 

Grebes

 

Pelicans

 

 

 

 

 

Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus 

 

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax 

 

Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus 

Cormorants, Anhinga, Gannets

 

Bittern and Herons

 

Ibis, Spoonbill, Stork

 

 

 

 

 

Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola 

 

 Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

 

 Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus

Ducks, Swans, and Geese 

 

Vultures

 

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks

 

 

 

 

 

 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus

 

 Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

 

 Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola

 Falcons

 

Gamebirds

 

Rails and Coots

 

 

 

 

 

 Sandhill Crane - Grus canadensis

 

 Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata

 

 Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Cranes

 

Shorebirds

 

Gulls and Terns

 

 

 

 

 

 Horned Puffin - Fratercula corniculata

 

 Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

 

 Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus

 Alcids

 

Pigeons and Doves

 

Cuckoos and Anis

 

 

 

 

 

 Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus

 

 Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

 

 Belted Kingfisher - Ceryle alcyon

 Owls

 

Hummingbirds

 

Kingfishers

 

 

 

 

 

 Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus

 

 Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus

 

 Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris

 Woodpeckers

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

 

Larks

 

 

 

 

 

 Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

 

 Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri

 

 White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

 Swallows

 

Jays, Magpies, and Crows

 

Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Titmice

 

 

 

 

 

Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus 

 

American Dipper - Cinclus mexicanus 

 

Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana 

Wrens 

 

Dippers 

 

Kinglets and Thrushes 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis 

 

American Pipit - Anthus rubescens 

 

Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum 

Mockingbirds and Thrashers 

 

Pipits 

 

Waxwings and Silky Flycatchers

 

 

 

 

 

Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus 

 

European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris 

 

Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons 

Shrikes 

 

Starlings 

 

Vireos

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Warbler - Dendroica discolor 

 

Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea 

 

Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis 

Warblers 

 

Tanagers 

 

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Conte's Sparrow -- Ammodramus leconteii 

 

Yellow-headed Blackbird - Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus 

 

House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus 

Sparrows, Towhees, and Juncos 

 

Blackbirds, Orioles, and Meadowlarks

 

Finches 

 
 

Avian Photos - Species List - Taxonomical Order
(Click here for avian photos with species in alphabetical order instead)


GAVIIDAE: Loons
Common Loon     Pacific Loon

PODICIPEDIDAE: Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe     Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe Horned Grebe
Western Grebe Clark's Grebe

PELECANIDAE: Pelicans

American White Pelican Brown Pelican
PHALACROCORACIDAE and SULIDAE: Cormorants, Gannets, and Boobies
Double-crested Cormorant   Northern Gannet
Pelagic Cormorant Brandt's Cormorant
ANHINGIDAE : Darters
Anhinga  
CICONIIDAE: Storks
Wood Stork  

ARDEIDAE: Bitterns and Herons

American Bittern     Great Blue Heron
Great Egret Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron Yellow-crowned Night-heron

THRESKIORNITHIDAE: Ibises and Spoonbills

Glossy Ibis White-faced Ibis
White Ibis Roseate Spoonbill

ANATIDAE: Swans, Geese, and Ducks

Tundra Swan Trumpeter Swan
Mute Swan Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose Ross' Goose
Brant Canada Goose
Cackling Goose Barnacle Goose
Wood Duck Green-winged Teal
Mallard Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler American Wigeon
Gadwall Canvasback
Redhead Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck Long-tailed Duck
King Eider Common Eider

CATHARTIDAE: American Vultures

Turkey Vulture Black Vulture

ACCIPITRIDAE: Kites, Eagles, and Hawks

Osprey Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk Golden Eagle
Harris's Hawk  

FALCONIDAE: Falcons

American Kestrel Merlin
Prairie Falcon Gyrfalcon

PHASIANIDAE: Partridge, Pheasant, Grouse, Turkey, and Quail

Ring-necked Pheasant Ruffed Grouse
Greater Sage Grouse Blue Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse Spruce Grouse
Chukar Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite Gray Partridge
California Quail Gambel's Quail

RALLIDAE: Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Virginia Rail Common Moorhen
American Coot Sora

GRUIDAE: Cranes

Sandhill Crane  

CHARADRIIDAE: Plovers

Killdeer Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover Semipalmated Plover

RECURVIROSTRIDAE: Stilts and Avocets

Black-necked Stilt American Avocet

SCOLOPACIDAE: Sandpipers and Phalaropes

Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper Wandering Tattler
Willet Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit Long-billed Curlew
Ruddy Turnstone Black Turnstone
Surfbird Baird's Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin Purple Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope Red-necked Phalarope
Black Oystercatcher  
LARIDAE: Jaegers, Gulls, and Terns
Laughing Gull Franklin's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull California Gull
Herring Gull Thayer's Gull
Great Black-backed Gull Glaucous-winged Gull
Western Gull Heermann's Gull
Ross's Gull Black-legged Kittiwake
Red-legged Kittiwake Sabine's Gull
Forster's Tern Common Tern
Arctic Tern Caspian Tern
Royal Tern Black Tern
Black Skimmer  

ALCIDAE: Auks / Alcids

Horned Puffin Tufted Puffin
Pigeon Guillemot Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre Rhinoceros Auklet
 

COLUMBIDAE: Pigeons and Doves

Eurasian Collared Dove Mourning Dove
White-winged Dove Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove Band-tailed Pigeon
Rock Dove  

CUCULIDAE: Cuckoo, Ani, Roadrunner

Black-billed Cuckoo Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner  

STRIGIDAE: Typical Owls

Eastern Screech-Owl Great Horned Owl
Northern Hawk Owl Burrowing Owl
Great Gray Owl Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-Whet Owl Snowy Owl
Elf Owl  
APODIDAE: Swifts
Chimney Swift  

TROCHILIDAE: Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird Costa's Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird Broad-billed Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird  

ALCEDINIDAE: Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

PICIDAE: Woodpeckers

Red-headed Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Williamson's Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker Gilded Flicker
Gila Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker Arizona Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker  

TYRANNIDAE: Tyrant Flycatchers

Eastern Wood-Pewee Western Wood-Pewee
Alder Flycatcher Least Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher Dusky Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird Vermilion Flycatcher
Black Phoebe Say's Phoebe
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  

ALAUDIDAE: Larks

Horned Lark

HIRUNDINIDAE: Swallows

Purple Martin Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow  

CORVIDAE: Jays, Magpies, and Crows

Gray Jay Blue Jay
Steller's Jay Western Scrub Jay
Mexican Jay Black-billed Magpie
Clark's Nutcracker Fish Crow
Common Raven Northwestern Crow
American Crow  

PARIDAE: Titmice / Chickadee / Verdin

Black-capped Chickadee Mountain Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee Boreal Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Verdin
Bridled Titmouse  

SITTIDAE: Nuthatches / Creeper

White-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper Red-breasted Nuthatch

TROGLODYTIDAE: Wrens

House Wren Marsh Wren
Sedge Wren Cactus Wren
Rock Wren Pacific Wren
CINCLIDAE: Dippers
American Dipper  

MUSCICAPIDAE: Thrushes, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers

Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush Veery
American Robin Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Varied Thrush
SYLVIIDAE: Sylvild Warblers
Wrentit  

MIMIDAE: Mockingbird and Thrashers

Gray Catbird Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher Curve-billed Thrasher
Sage Thrasher  

MOTACILLIDAE: Pipits

American Pipit Sprague's Pipit
PTILOGONATIDAE: Silky Flycatchers
Phainopepla  
BOMBYCILLIDAE: Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing Cedar Waxwing

LANIIDAE: Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike  Northern Shrike

STURNIDAE: Starlings

European Starling Common Myna

VIREONIDAE: Vireos

Yellow-throated Vireo Bell's Vireo
Warbling Vireo Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo Blue-headed Vireo

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: SUBFAMILY PARULINAE: Wood-Warblers

Blue-winged Warbler Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart
Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler Lucy's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat  

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: SUBFAMILY THRAUPINAE: Tanagers

Scarlet Tanager Western Tanager

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: SUBFAMILY CARDINALINAE: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Bunting

Northern Cardinal Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak Indigo Bunting
Lazuli Bunting Dickcissel
Pyrrhuloxia Black-headed Grosbeak

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: SUBFAMILY EMBERIZINAE: Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Eastern Towhee Spotted Towhee
California Towhee Canyon Towhee
Abert's Towhee Rufous-crowned Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow Brewer's Sparrow
Field Sparrow Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow Grasshopper Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow Nelson's Sparrow
Baird's Sparrow Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-eyed Junco Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur Snow Bunting

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: SUBFAMILY ICTERINAE: Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, and Orioles

Bobolink Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird  Brewer's Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird Orchard Oriole
Hooded Oriole Baltimore Oriole
Bronzed Cowbird  

FRINGILLIDAE: Finches

Pine Grosbeak Purple Finch
House Finch Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak  

PASSERIDAE: Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow

 

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  This page was last edited on 11/22/14