including Cetaceans, Reptiles, and Amphibians from the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Japan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Ecuador, 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 1996-2024

On the web since 1996 (over 27 years and counting)

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 936 Bird Species Photographed in the ABA (including Hawai'i) - Seen 954
Over 898 Bird Species Photographed in the ABA (not including Hawai'i) - Seen 904
- Over 2,200 Species Photographed in the World -
- Now over 29,000 individual images already on this website -
Please ask if you are looking for a particular species image (of anything) as at this moment
there are literally thousands of images to be readied for the website

Totally wild, unrestrained, and established and accepted species
NO "Zoo" Birds, escaped cage birds, Old McDonald's Farm birds

There are images of some of these for reference ONLY, and stated as such, but not counted on my personal list

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


First, the format I use:
All species web pages are in the following format (all lower case - VERY VERY important!):

another example
another example

Second, to do a Search:
Press the  CTRL key and then the "F" key
this will bring up a SEARCH box
so you can search for a species name!
-on Windows machines-


Costa Rica Trips (2016 & 2018) & Ecuador Trip (2018)
(over 400 bird species and several mammals)
please check back often as updating daily

Costa Rica Trips (2016 & 2018)

and then from

Ecuador Trip


This is THE Most Extensive Bird Photo Gallery - 936+ (898+ excluding Hawai'i) Bird species (by one photographer)
on the Internet from the ABA (American Birding Association) - 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 2.200 species of Birds, Mammals, and other species from North America
and Eastern Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong). Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Bahamas



Although my life long passion has been to photograph every bird and mammal species in North America
and eastern Asia and some Central and South American countries including the Bahamas
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 bird species from
North America (north of Mexico) than anyone, and continue to strive to
add more species but also continue to add more images altogether.

Enjoy the beauty of most all of North America's birds and mammals!
As well as some Butterflies, Odonata, and Herpes, Insects, Spiders, and Snakes.
Along with many species from the Bahamas, Central, and South America

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, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

NOTE:  Many websites show those beautiful and "pretty" pictures, which are obviously wonderful.

BUT I don't see many photos which one can really learn much about a particular species.  As they are those
'pretty' pictures that show the nearly perfect side angle of a male in full breeding plumage for example.

And searching on the internet what you often find, are only Male images in Breeding Plumage,
as these are the "Pretty" pictures.  Finding images of males in non-breeding plumage,
juvenal males, juvenal females, or females, are almost Non-existent on the internet
if you wish to see what they look like!  AND, it seems that a huge percentage
of images found on the internet are Photoshop'd, Super Over Saturated
images which do not look like the same species you find in real life!

I am continually working on adding images of all species from all angles in all plumages daily. And as many images
of differing plumages, male / females / young, and angles (such as straight up the back shots).

I've been a birder / photographer now for over 65 years (now in my 70's) and anyone who is out in the field watching birds knows
full well that easily 95+% of the time you DO NOT get the 'picture perfect full breeding male sideways' views!!

So when you see a bird with it's head turned away, or not in perfect spring breeding plumage, or a perfect look,
or only a back view, 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.

My focus on this website and my lifelong passion:



I am Not (nor have I) for years added 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 (over 15 years)
Go to the IMAGE Species link for individual species images of all species

Where I stand in my total species seen / photographed as of 2023



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


Click below

TOP BIRDERS (a few shots):




Large-billed Tern (Ave Maria, Collier County, FL) - June, 2023
Common Gull (Windham, CT) - February, 2023
Red-vented Bulbul (Houston, TX) - October, 2022
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Sabine Wood, TX) - October, 2022
Tricolored Munia (Belle Glade, FL) - January, 2022
Red-masked Parakeet (Long Beach, CA) - July, 2022
Social Flycatcher (Brownsville at the University) - December, 2021
Bat Falcon (Santa Ana NWR, TX) - December, 2021
Spotted Rail (Choke Canyon SP, TX) - December, 2020
Golden-crowned Warbler (Frontera Audubon, Texas) - December, 2019
Ecuador Trip - November, 2019
Yellow-browed Warbler (Markleeville, CA) - October, 2019
Gambell, Alaska Trip - August thru September, 2019  
Antillean Palm-Swift (Grassy Key, FL) - July, 2019
Costa Rica Trip February-March, 2019
Yellow Grosbeak (better photos Concan, TX) - February, 2019
Red-flanked Bluetail (Los Angeles, CA) - January, 2019   or
Roadside Hawk (Mission, Texas) - December, 2018
Great Black Hawk (Portland, Maine) - December, 2018
Cassia Crossbill (South Hills outside Twin Falls, Idaho) - April, 2018
Nazca Booby (San Diego, California) - November, 2017
River Warbler (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017
Red-backed Shrike (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017  
Red-flanked Bluetail (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017
Common House-Martin (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017
Wood Warbler (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017
Thick-billed Warbler (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska) - September, 2017
Swallow-tailed Gull (Woodland, Washington) - September, 2017
Pied Wheatear (Nome, Alaska) - July, 2017
Bahama Woodstar (Melbourne Beach, Florida) - May, 2017
Kermadec Petrel (Kauai, Hawaii) - April, 2017
Hawai'i (Kauai & Big Island) Trip - April / May, 2017 (48 NEW HI SPECIES ADDED) Coming Soon
Redwing (Victoria, British Columbia) February 16-20, 2017
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 1960's when I began birding) to list here  



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from Attu, Alaska back in 1991

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

A few select images of my Son Christopher and my Daughter-in-Law Sara in Antarctica
Christopher making friends with an Adelie Penguin on Antartica
Christopher making friends with an Adelie Penguin in Antarctica

Christopher in Antartica w/Adelie Penguin
Christopher (my Son) in Antarctica making friends with an Adelie Penguin

Christopher in Antartica photographing
Christopher photographing in Antarctica

Christopher in Antartica photographing
Christopher trudging through the snow in Antarctica

Christopher and Sara on the Zodaic
Christopher and Sara on the Zodiac

and me and Christopher casually photographing along the Pacific coast

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

Rainbow over the Pacific
Repositioning Cruise from San Diego to Victoria, Vancouver, Canada
Rainbow over the Pacific

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

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