including Cetaceans, Reptiles, and Amphibians from the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Japan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica
(and a few odonata and butterflies)

Patience will allow you to see a Potpourri of my Images in the Window below

The image below is a potpourri of images.  If they do not begin to change in Internet Explorer 10 and up
click on the "compatibility" icon once (in the top right area of your browser) to display correctly.

Atlantic Puffins (Machias Seal Island, Maine)
All Material Copyright Monte M. Taylor 1996-2018

On the web since 1996

ALL images are by the photographer above (free, wild, & unrestrained - not from zoos nor captive)

--  Over 70,000 stock slide images available --
-- Over 1,000,000 stock digital images available --

- Over 850 Bird Species Photographed in the ABA-
a few species still need to be worked on and put up
- Over 1,400 Species Photographed in the World -
- Now over 28,000 individual images already on this website -

Totally wild, unrestrained, and established and accepted species.
NO "ZOO" Birds as some seem to photograph and count!!
Nor escaped cage birds nor any Old McDonald's Farm birds like many eBird listers count
such as Indian Peafowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are images of some of these for reference ONLY but not counted on my list.

Please ask if you are looking for a particular species image (of anything)
as at this moment there are thousands of images being readied for the website

All species web pages are in the following format (all lower case - very important!):

another example
another example


Costa Rica Trip
(over 100 bird species and several mammals)
working thru images at this time so please check back

This IS THE MOST Extensive Bird Photo Gallery - over 850 Bird species (by one photographer)
on the Internet - photographed in North America north of the Mexican border.
There is no other, although a couple state these words, because they don't have
species images FROM North America but taken on other continents.
PLUS - over 1,400 species of Birds, Mammals, and other species from North America
and Eastern Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong). Costa Rica, and the Bahamas


Although my life long passion has been to photograph every bird and mammal species in North America
I've also wanted to assemble enough images on one website for all to learn from.
With this goal I've already attained the largest photo list of species from
North America (north of Mexico) and continue to strive to add more species
but also continue to add more images altogether.

Enjoy the beauty of many North America's and eastern Asia birds and mammals!
Including a number of the rarest North American birds from places like:
Attu Island, Alaska, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, Adak, Alaska,
Texas, SE Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Bahamas, and my home state of California.

And, special galleries of Thailand, Bahamas, the Birds of Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.

NOTE:  Many websites show those beautiful and "pretty" pictures, which are obviously wonderful.
However, I've attempted to place as many images here which give more of a 'learning' experience
by showing species as they are MOST often seen, from different angles as is typical of in field observations.

I've been a birder / photographer for over 58 years and anyone who is out in the field watching birds knows
full well that easily 90+% of the time you DO NOT get the 'picture perfect full breeding male sideways' views!!

Nearly always you see birds which are not in full breeding plumage or in perfect lighting.  Do you ALWAYS see
them in breeding plumage with the sun behind you, perfectly still, rotating slowly?  NO!

So when you see a bird with it's head turned away, or not in perfect spring breeding plumage, or a
perfect look, what do you do?  If you see a fall molting warbler what do you do?
When you see a hatch year bird that doesn't look like its adult what do you do?
or the female of many species?  PRETTY pictures do little to help one learn bird
identification much - thus this website to help others, not just post a bunch of
pretty "look at my picture" photos.  And Field Guides nearly never have back
views or front views or immature birds, or with a bird leaning away from you
(you know, how you too often see them in the field).

You can go to these websites if all you want is to look at pretty pictures,
if you want to learn, you go elsewhere.

My focus on this website and my lifelong passion - Education and Learning
I continually work on images of all species from all angles in all plumages.
And, share them here for you to Learn and Enjoy.


I am Not (nor have I for years) adding any new images to the specific group galleries
(i.e. Hummingbirds, Owls, Shorebirds, etc.)
GO TO THE INDIVIDUAL SPECIES PAGE (IMAGE LIST) to see all the species images please.

ALL GALLERY Pages are very old now (some over 7 years)
Go to the IMAGE Species link for individual species images of all species


Home Image List by Species
(List has latest images)
Photographer Bio Help OLD AND NOT UPDATED Since 2009!!
Please go to

And a Helpful Resource Page of Great Links



TOP BIRDERS (a few shots):




Hawai'i (Kaui & Big Island) Trip - April / May, 2018 Coming Soon
Redwing (Victoria, British Columbia) February 16-20, 2018
Gambell, Alaska (August - October, 2016) Coming Soon
Pine Flycatcher (Santa Rita Mountains - Aliso Spring, Arizona) 5/31/2016
Cuban Vireo (Ft. Zachary, Key West, Florida) 4/20/2016
Zenaida Dove (Long Key State Park, FL)  4/7/2016
Costa Rica Trip February-March, 2016   (contains links to species photographed)
Kelp Gull (Pico Rivera, CA - Updated Photos)  2/2016
Variegated Flycatcher (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) 10/2015
Blyth's Reed Warbler (Gambell, Alaska) 9/2015
Common (Siberian) Chiffchaff (Gambell, Alaska) 9/2015
White-faced Storm-Petrel (Massachusetts) 8/2015
Blue Bunting (Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Texas) 3/2015
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Estero Llano Grande State Park, Texas) 3/2015
Black-faced Grassquit (Bahia Honda State Park, Florida) 2/2015
Fieldfare (Apple River, Nova Scotia, Canada) 2/2015
Eurasian Kestrel (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) 2/2015
Common Scoter (Crescent City, California) 2/2015
Tundra Bean-Goose (Nestucca Bay NWR, Oregon) 2/2015
Rustic Bunting (San Francisco, California) 12/2014
Common (Eurasian) Crane (Muleshoe NWR, Texas) 12/2014
Olive-backed Pipit (Yorba Linda, California) 11/2014
Eurasian Hobby (Neah Bay, Washington) 11/2014
Collared Plover (Hargill, Texas): August, 2014
Bicknell's Thrush (White Mountains, New Hampshire): June, 2014's
Common Redshank (Newfoundland, Canada): May, 2014
European Golden-Plover (Newfoundland, Canada): May, 2014
Black-tailed Godwit (Newfoundland, Canada): May, 2014
Northern Gannet (Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada) 5/2014
Marsh Sandpiper (near Sacramento, California): April, 2014
Amazon Kingfisher (San Benito, Texas): November, 2013
Bahamas Trip (Little Abaco Island, Bahamas): August, 2013
Slate-throated Redstart (Huachuca Canyon, Arizona) 7/2013
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail (Bosque Del Apache NWR, New Mexico) 7/2013
Lesser White-fronted Goose (Saint Paul Island, Alaska) 6/2013
Gray Heron (Heart's Ease, Newfoundland, Canada) 6/2013
Western Spindalis (Key West, Florida) 4/2013
Nanday Parakeet (Ft. Desoto Park, Florida) 1/2013
McKay's Bunting - jus' for photos (Nome, Alaska) 12/2012's
Citrine Wagtail (Courtenay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia) 11/2012
Piratic Flycatcher (Rattlesnake Springs, New Mexico) 9/2012
Ruff (post breeding black phase - San Diego, California) fall 2012
Tropical Mockingbird (Sabine Woods, Texas) 6/2012
Short-tailed Albatross (Seguam Pass/Herbert Island, Alaska) 5/2012
Whiskered Auklet (Little Tanaga Island, Alaska) 5/2012
Alaska (Adak, Dutch Harbor, Barrow, Alaska): 2012 Spring Trip
Small-billed/White-crested Elaenia - (Chicago, Illinois) 2/2012
Falcated Duck (Teal) - (Colusa NWR, California) 12/2011
Eurasian Bullfinch (St. Paul Island, Alaska) 10/2011
Siberian Accentor (St. Paul Island, Alaska) 10/2011
Hawfinch (St. Paul Island, Alaska) 10/2011
Eyebrowed Thrush (St. Paul Island, Alaska) 10/2011
Snowy Owl (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) 9/2011
Gyrfalcon white-morph (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) 9/2011
Arctic Fox (St. Paul Island, Alaska) jus some nice photos
Willow Warbler (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) 8/2011
"Siberian" Stonechat (Gambell, St. Lawrence Is, Alaska) 8/2011
Alaska (Gambell and St. Paul): 2011 Fall Trip - (working on it)
Colorado 2011 Spring Trip
Japan (just before tsunami); March, 2011 - (To Come) (to be completed)
Hong Kong; February, 2011
Thailand; February-March, 2011 Page 1
Thailand; February-March, 2011 Page 2
Thailand; February-March, 2011 Page 3
Video (& audio) of White-handed Gibbons in Thailand
Baikal Teal; December, 2010 - Arizona
Greylag Goose; November, 2010 - Nova Scotia, Canada
Pink-footed Goose; November, 2010 - New Brunswick, Canada
Barnacle Goose; November, 2010 - Prince Edward Island, Canada
Taiga Bean-Goose; November, 2010 - Salton Sea, California
Black-tailed Gull; November, 2010 - Los Alamitos, California
Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush; July, 2010 - South Dakota
CHINA Trip; May, 2010 - Eastern China
Wilson's Plover; April, 2010 - Huntington Beach, California
Blue-footed Booby; September, 2009 - Dana Point, California
Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska; Aug-Sept, 2009
Monterey, California Pelagic Trip; August, 2009
Alaska (Nome); June-July, 2009 Page 1
Alaska (Nome); June-July, 2009 Page 2
North Carolina / Hatteras Pelagic; May, 2009
San Diego, California Pelagic; May, 2009
Big Bear Lake / Mtns, California; May, 2009 (+ Snow Bunting San Diego)
Texas Spring Trip; April, 2009
Florida Winter Trip; February 2009
Texas Winter Trip; January / February, 2009
Churchill, Manitoba + Montana / North Dakota; Jun / Jul, 2007
  includes Polar Bears & Beluga Whales & Nesting Birds  
Arizona Trip; June, 2007
Arizona Trip; June, 2006
Too many trips prior to June, 2006 (since the 1970's) to list  

Video of White-handed Gibbons calling in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand (Winter 2011)
This is a YouTube Link to the file



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Over 850 Bird Species of North America, so far, and nearly
1,400 Species Pages including Mammals / Cetaceans, etc. worldwide

Most Extensive Bird Photo Gallery by one photographer on the Internet of Birds of North America (north of the Mexican border)
Species included are from North America plus images from Japan, China, including Hong Kong,
and Thailand as well as Mammals and Cetaceans and Reptiles/Amphibians

- Each and every image taken by this photographer in the wild and unrestrained without exception -

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The Contents and Graphics were created by and copyright owned by Monte M. Taylor and protected
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Christopher in Antartica w/Adelie Penguin
Christopher (my Son) in Antartica making friends with an Adelie Penguin

Christopher and Me along the coast after photographing
Christopher and Me along the coast after photographing
Christopher and Dad after photographing along the coast / February, 2008

Picture by Robb Hamilton at Black-tailed Gull Nov 8, 2010

The entourage at the Black-tailed Gull site in Long Beach (Los Alamitos), CA Nov 8, 2010
my Son, Christopher Taylor, kneeling far left w/his 500mm and me standing behind him

A few select images of Christopher in Antartica

Christopher making friends with an Adelie Penguin on Antartica
Christopher making friends with an Adelie Penguin in Antartica
Christopher in Antartica photographing
Christopher photographing in Antartica
Christopher in Antartica photographing
Christopher trudging through the snow in Antartica
Christopher and Sara on the Zodaic
Christopher and Sara on the Zodiac

Attu, 1991 (Me - Second from left in Blue Jacket)
Attu, Spring 1991 - a few years ago (Me - Second from left in Blue Jacket)

Please ask if you are looking for a particular species image or situation image!!

Copyright 1996-2018
Monte M. Taylor / All Rights Reserved. 36 USC 380
The Contents and Graphics were created by and copyright owned by Monte M. Taylor and protected
by U.S. copyright laws. The Contents and Graphics may NOT be used on another website,
for email attachments, chat sessions, clipart collections, or by any other
means, including copying or saving of digital image files, unless
otherwise expressly written permission was granted by me.