New York Birds Gallery

photo of goldfinch pair collecting thistle down
Credit: Betsy McCully.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis). Open woodlands. Year-round.

Note: Birds are arranged according to the habitats in which they are typically found. They may be found in other habitats, especially in migration. Also, birds are grouped into categories, such as shorebirds, wading birds, etc., and are listed alphabetically by species. Most of the photos are of birds observed in the New York region, but a few are of birds in their breeding territories upstate. Except for my own field notes, I have relied on information from the excellent Cornell website, allaboutbirds.org. I have been birding the New York area for 20-plus years, but I am human and I may make mistakes in ID’s. I welcome your feedback by contacting me at the email address below.

This is a personal gallery of photos I and my birding friends have taken in the field. It is not intended as an encyclopedic guide, although I hope it may help you identify some of the birds you find in the New York region. See the New York Birds page for a list of suggested print guides and websites. This page will be updated regularly, so check back for more. Also take a look at my Flickr photo site, https://www.flickr.com/people/betsymccully/.

If you wish to use any of the photos, please see the Terms of Use page before contacting me at the email address below (scroll to bottom of page).

–Betsy McCully

Birds of Coastal Waters, Wetlands, Shores, and Ponds

Shorebirds

Wading Birds: Herons and Ibis

Ducks, Geese, Loons, Swans

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Kingfisher

Raptors

Blackbirds

Sparrows

Swallows

Birds of Grasslands and Scrub

Buntings, Sparrows, Towhee

Flycatchers

Game Birds

Raptors

Sandpipers, Plovers, Egrets

Thrushes

Warblers

Birds of Woodlands and Forests

Catbird

Chickadees and Titmice

Cuckoos

Dove

Flycatchers

Finches, Buntings, Grosbeaks, Junco

Jays and Crows

Kinglets, Gnatcatcher

Nuthatches and Creeper

Orioles

Raptors

Sparrows

Tanagers

Turkey

Thrushes

Vireos

Waxwings

 

Wood Warblers

Woodpeckers

Wrens

 

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