Welcome to BirdingPix.com

by Dave Kutilek

My website is to share the beauty, excitement, and passion of Birding, Wildlife, & Nature… from the wonderful places I’ve been fortunate to visit, photograph, and experience.

Enjoy the many Slideshows & Videos!

Now at 1,047 bird species photographed and posted in Pix of Every Bird section!
 
I’d love to hear from you… please share your thoughts on the Comments page.
 
Enjoy your visit!

 

 

 

Dave’s Birding Photo Blog

My most recent Pixs, Places, and Ponderings

 


BirdingPix Featured Photo Slideshows

High-resolution Photos from around the World

 


 

Complete Listing of Every Bird Species Observed
updated   03 August 2014

About Dave’s Birding Lifelists

My Lifelists are important to me, and I put a lot of care and effort maintaining them to make sure they are:
1) up-to-date, 2) accurate, 3) honest.

Lifelists mean different things to different people. To some, they are informal listings of which birds they’ve observed. To others, they are complete records of what, when, and where every species were experienced.

My Lifelists provide memories to reflect back on past experiences, and promote a goal-oriented objective for new milestones and achievements.

Entries to my Lifelists are made in accordance with the five Recording Rules & Interpretation from the American Birding Association (ABA).

 

My Most Challenging (and Fun) Goal
Taking at least one Photo of Every Bird Species I’ve Observed in the World

It’s a BIG goal!      It’s Fun (most of the time)       Is it Possible?

It’s difficult enough to actually FIND and OBSERVE a new bird species in the wild… and it’s an additional challenge to actually take a PHOTO too!  It certainly adds a new level of effort and excitement to my birding experiences.  I know it’s a never-ending, lifelong quest… but to me, it’s really fun… and I’m happy to share my progress with you.

When initially finding a new bird species… my first reaction is to quickly OBSERVE the bird by looking and listening as best as the situation allows… usually via binoculars and/or spotting scope. Then, if I’ve got my camera with me, my next reaction is to get at least one photo… quickly.  We all know that too often, the observation will be short and brief… the bird is there and then somehow it’s simply gone.  It’s definitely a challenge!   Unfortunately, sometimes I’ve clearly seen the bird, and yet I never got even a single photo taken.   Other times, the bird will pose gloriously in good light for hours.  That’s birding photography!

The photos included in "Pix of Every Bird Observed" are within one of three categories:

  • SLIDESHOW quality – photos which are sharp, clear, close, stunning… which show the species very well.
  • SIGHTING quality – photos which show the species… but are either distant, poorly lit, unsharp, hidden, etc.
  • IT’S A BIRD quality – photos which I KNOW are in fact the named species… but the bird is either too distant, too
    poorly lit, too blurry, unfocused, etc.  It would be impossible for another person to ID the bird… but it’s a photo I took!

It would be wonderful if every photo was perfect, but that’s just not reality!  So some pixs are better than others.
Enjoy the results… of "Pix of Every Bird"…  and come back often, hopefully there are new entries!

 


BirdingPix Featured Video Galleries

Wildlife Video Chapters from Africa and Madagascar

Filmed within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the flagship and largest of the South African parks, this video chapter features the undisputed "King of the Jungle", including a beautiful adult male lion and female lioness.

Also includes close-up views of a lion walking very close to us alongside our jeep!

running time :   6:05 minutes 

 

 

This video chapter showcases several species of the endemic colorful Chameleons and Geckos we encountered in Madagascar.
 
This video includes a super-slow-motion "instant replay" scene of a Parson’s Chameleon catching a grasshopper with his tongue.
 
Amazing to watch in super-slow-motion!

running time :   5:02 minutes 

 

 

last update:    03 August 2014