Here is my Lifelist for birds.

I started birding in the United States, but most of the birds I have seen are from my time living here in Japan.

For birds I have seen where I live; A Seasonal Lifelist can be found here.

172 Species

94 Subspecies

and counting…


Endangered Color Key:

The TITLE BOX will be one of these colors:

  • (BLUE) Least Concern
  • (YELLOW) Near Threatened – Vulnerable
  • (RED) Endangered – Critically Endangered

Some of the photos in my LIFELIST are mine,

others are with great thanks and copyrighted to the owners

found in the filename as well as below;

This is due to a lack of photo, or mine is not clear enough.

As Well, Range Maps and such I thank the organizations below.

Thanks again to those below:

  • Stuart Price
  • Alun Williams
  • Monte M. Taylor
  • Ian Barker
  • Kaz Kuro
  • Awek Staszczuk
  • Bo Shunqi
  • Mark W. Eaton
  • Carlos N.G. Bocos
  • Valter J. Acinto
  • J. Morlan
  • Peter Schmidt
  • Donald H. Gudehus
  • Alpsdake
  • Strixmain
  • Kap Nalychevo
  • J.M. Garg
  • Mike Munsey/Robin Barefield
  • Graham Ekins
  • Tommy Farquhar
  • Jason L. Buberel
  • James Greenwood
  • Dev@gamebirds
  • Ilya Ukolov
  • David Fisher
  • Yamasemi Osu
  • Greg Lasley
  • John Barkla
  • MDF
  • Zoracnvisar
  • 100yen
  • Mustafa Yaman
  • Lars Petersson
  • Jemi & John Holmes
  • Morten Venas
  • Peter Vercruijsse
  • Akihide Shimada
  • Kathy & Sam
  • Mike Danzenbaker
  • Andreas Trepte
  • Chistoph Muller
  • Tuxyso
  • E-190
  • J.S. Lau
  • Alastair Rae
  • Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok
  • J.J. Harrison
  • Frank gold
  • Dr. Fred
  • Francis C. Franklin
  • M. Van Santen
  • Kajornyot Krunkitsatien
  • Shantanu Kuveskar
  • Jason Loghry
  • Bamse
  • David Iliff
  • Laitche
  • Ron Knight
  • Michael Mcdowell
  • Diego Delso
  • Basar
  • Dick Daniels
  • E.J. Peiker
  • Aomorikuma
  • Phillip Colla
  • JMB Wildlife
  • Frank Schulenburg
  • Paul W. Fenwick
  • John Hanna
  • Terry Sohl
  • Larry L. Jackson
  • Dominic Sherony
  • Alan D. Wilson
  • Neerav Bhatt
  • Roger Holmberg
  • Frank Ambrosini
  • Gunnar Pettersson
  • Dow Lambert
  • Stella Ceagle
  • Scott Bowers
  • Henna Hamadani
  • Praveen Joshi
  • Osao & Michiaki Ujihara
  • Joseph Morian
  • Michelle & Peter Wong
  • Kim Hyun-tae
  • Amar-Singh HSS
  • Ulrich Weber
  • Mikael Bauer
  • Aseem Kumar Kothiala
  • Owen Chiang
  • Robert Newlin
  • Ran Schols
  • Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok
  • Chikara Otani
  • Peter Ericsson
  • Lip Kee Yap
  • Raj Kamal Phukan
  • Info links & data with thanks & courtesy of:
  • Wikipedia
  • IUCN Redlist
  • Avibase
  • Xeno-Canto
  • Birdlife.org
  • EOL (Encyclopedia of Life)
  • GBIF (Global Diversity Information Faculty)
  • Additionally: bird lifespans approximations (mean lifespan – maximum)
  • with thanks & courtesy of:
  • Euring.org
  • World Life Expectancy
  • EOL
  • The Wildlife Trusts
  • Birds of The World (Cornell)
  • Japanese bird drawings with thanks & courtesy of:
  • Otani Chikara (Birds of Japan) Lynx publication
  • American bird drawings with thanks & courtesy of:
  • Mitch Waite & whatbird.com
  • Subspecies & additional verification with thanks & courtesy of:
  • James F. Clements (The Clements Checklist of The World – 6th Ed.) Comstock Publishing
  • Mark Brazil (Birds of East Asia) Princeton University Press

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


B.

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Euphagus cyanocephalus
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 8-14 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Southern California
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Tarsiger cyanurus
  • SUBSPECIES: cyanurus
  • LIFESPAN: unknown
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: buteo japonicus
  • SUBSPECIES: japonicus
  • LIFESPAN: 20-25 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Pernis ptilorhynchus
  • SUBSPECIES: orientalis
  • LIFESPAN: 20-25 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido

C.

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Gymnogyps californianus
  • SUBSPECIES: californianus
  • LIFESPAN: 45-60 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Mount Pinos, Southern California
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Fulica atra
  • SUBSPECIES: atra
  • LIFESPAN: 10-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: phalacrocorax carbo
  • SUBSPECIES: sinensis & hanedae
  • LIFESPAN: 15-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido & Tokyo
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Phalacrocorax capillatus
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 15-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Urile pelagicus
  • SUBSPECIES: pelagicus
  • LIFESPAN: 15-18 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Grus japonensis
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 24-30 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Loxia curvirostra
  • SUBSPECIES: japonica
  • LIFESPAN: 3-14 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: corvus brachyrhynchos
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 7-14 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: southern california
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Corvus corone
  • SUBSPECIES: orientalis
  • LIFESPAN: 7-19 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Tokyo, Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Corvus macrorhynchos
  • SUBSPECIES: japonensis
  • LIFESPAN: 7-19 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Tokyo, Hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Corvus frugilegus
  • SUBSPECIES: pastinator
  • LIFESPAN: 8-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Cuculus canorus
  • SUBSPECIES: canorus
  • LIFESPAN: 8-12 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Cuculus optatus
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 8-12 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Numenius madagascariensis
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 10-30 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido

D.

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Zenaida macroura
  • SUBSPECIES: marginella
  • LIFESPAN: 17-19 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Southern California
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Columba livia
  • SUBSPECIES: livia
  • LIFESPAN: 7-10 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido, California
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Stephtopelis orientalis
  • SUBSPECIES: orientalis
  • LIFESPAN: 7-13 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Mareca falcata
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: unknown
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Anas strepera
  • SUBSPECIES: strepera
  • LIFESPAN: 9-22 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Bucephala clangula
  • SUBSPECIES: clangula
  • LIFESPAN: 8-16 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Histrionicus histrionicus
  • SUBSPECIES: pacificus
  • LIFESPAN: 7-14 ears.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Anas platyrhynchos
  • SUBSPECIES: platyrhynchos
  • LIFESPAN: 10-23 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido, tokyo, california
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Aix galericulata
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 4-12 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Mergus merganser
  • SUBSPECIES: merganser
  • LIFESPAN: 7-14 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Mergus serrator
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 7-14 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Anas acuta
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 15-25 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Aythya ferina
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 8-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: Hokkaido, Tokyo
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Aythya marila
  • SUBSPECIES: mariloides
  • LIFESPAN: 10-15 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Melanitta americana
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 10-15 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Spatula clypeata
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 15-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Mergellus¬†albellus
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 8-10 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Anas zonorhyncha
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 10-20 years. (est. Mallard family)
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Anas crecca
  • SUBSPECIES: crecca
  • LIFESPAN: 17-25 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Aythya fuligula
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 10- 22 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Mareca penelope
  • SUBSPECIES:
  • LIFESPAN: 10-33 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Calidris alpina
  • SUBSPECIES: sakhalina
  • LIFESPAN: 8-24 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido

E.

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Haliaeetus pelagicus
  • SUBSPECIES: pelagicus
  • LIFESPAN: 20-33 years. (Est. via white-tailed)
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Haliaeetus albicilla
  • SUBSPECIES: albicilla
  • LIFESPAN: 20- 33 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Ardea alba
  • SUBSPECIES: alba & egretta
  • LIFESPAN: 7-22 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido & southern california
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Ardea intermedia
  • SUBSPECIES: intermedia
  • LIFESPAN: 7-18 years. (est. avg. egrets)
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido & tokyo

F.

  • GENUS & SPECIES: Falco peregrinus
  • SUBSPECIES: japonensis
  • LIFESPAN: 15-20 years.
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido
  • GENUS & SPECIES: Cyanoptila cyanomelana
  • SUBSPECIES: cyanomelana
  • LIFESPAN: 5-9 years. (est.)
  • LOCATION SEEN: hokkaido