My Life List

All of the organisms I have seen. I have broken them down into different categories for easier reading, starting with birds because this is where the hobby started for me. Listings are alphabetical by common name*.

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Birds

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
American Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota2012-04-14Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos2012-04-30Pine Hills Cemetary, TorontoCAN
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis2011-05-28Taylor Massey Park, TorontoCAN
American KestrelFalco sparverius2012-03-16CN Rail Tracks, Miniot Cir, TorontoCAN
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
American RobinTurdus migratorius2008-06-02Toronto WaterfrontCAN
American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea2012-07-09Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
American WigeonMareca americana2018-05-21Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica2008-07-13Englightown, NSCAN
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus2008-07-13Englightown, NSCAN
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia2013-04-22Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica2013-05-18Col Samuel Smith Park, TorontoCAN
Barred OwlStrix varia2017-01-23Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea2018-05-21Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon2013-04-20Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus2011-04-02Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax2017-06-13Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus2009-03-19Hunstanton, UKUK
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens2019-09-19Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea2013-05-15Algonquin Park, ONCAN
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata2008-07-17Macnaughton Park, Exeter, ONCAN
Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius2013-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors2018-04-29Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus2014-08-31Rosetta Mclean Park, TorontoCAN
Brown CreeperCerthia americana2011-04-08Eglinton/Warden, TorontoCAN
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater2012-05-16Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Budgerigar (domestic escaped)Melopsittacus undulatus2012-08-05Miniot Circle, TorontoCAN
Canada GooseBranta canadensis2010-05-23Rutland WaterUK
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus2018-10-28Glen Stewart Ravine, TorontoCAN
Carrion CrowCorvus corone2012-06-24M25, LondonUK
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum2012-07-09Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica2019-09-09Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina2012-05-16Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Clay-colored Sparrowurdus grayi2017-07-21Purple Woods Con Area, ONCAN
Coal TitPeriparus ater2018-10-01River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Common BuzzardButeo buteo2012-06-25River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs2010-02-72CirencesterUK
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula2012-05-17Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Common LoonGavia immer2013-05-14Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN
Common MerganserMergus merganser2015-09-10Bruce Peninsula, ONCAN
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus2014-10-26Severn Valley Railway, WORCSUK
Common RavenCorvus corax2013-04-19Wexford Park, TorontoCAN
Common SwiftApus apus2012-06-25River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Common TernSterna hirundo2012-03-16Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas2013-05-15Algonquin Park, ONCAN
Cooper’s HawkAccipiter cooperii2012-07-30Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis2012-05-13Warden/Comstock, TorontoCAN
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus2008-06-02Toronto WaterfrontCAN
Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens2012-05-04Pine Hills Cemetary, TorontoCAN
DunnockPrunella modularis2010-02-27GloucestershireUK
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis2013-04-19Wexford Park, TorontoCAN
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus2012-07-09Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna2013-05-01Wexford Park, TorontoCAN
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe2019-07-24Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus2018-05-13Rouge Valley Nat Park, TorontoCAN
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens2018-05-27Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Eurasian blue TitCyanistes caeruleus2012-06-25River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula2012-06-25Leasowes Park, HalesowenUK
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius2012-06-26Leasowes Park, HalesowenUK
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus2012-06-25River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea2012-06-26Leasowes Park, HalesowenUK
Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus2010-05-23Rutland WaterUK
Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes2012-06-25River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
European RobinErithacus rubecula2010-02-72CirencesterUK
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla2018-05-13Rouge Valley Nat Park, TorontoCAN
GoldcrestRegulus regulus2018-10-01River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa2009-05-10Guildwood Park, TorontoCAN
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis2012-05-12Pine Hills Cemetary, TorontoCAN
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias2012-05-16Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo2014-10-23River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Great EgretArdea alba2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus2012-04-06Upper Canada Bird Sanc, ONCAN
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis2019-07-29Pleasant Bay, NSCAN
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major2010-03-22Stanwick Lakes, RushdenUK
Green HeronButorides virescens2019-08-31Cowan Nature Trail, Simcoe, ONCAN
Grey CatbirdDumetella carolinensis2017-07-26Taylor Massey Park, TorontoCAN
Grey HeronArdea cinerea2018-10-02River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
Gyrfalcon (white morph)Falco rusticolus2012-11-15Golden Mile Plaza, TorontoCAN
Hairy WoodpeckerLeuconotopicus villosus2016-09-28Rouge Valley Nat Park, TorontoCAN
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus2013-04-20Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus2012-05-17Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
House SparrowPasser domesticus2011-06-06Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea2017-07-10Rouge Valley Nat Park, TorontoCAN
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus2012-03-16Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Lincoln’s SparrowMelospiza lincolnii2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia2013-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
MallardAnas platyrhyncho2010-02-72CirencesterUK
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura2011-06-06Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Mute SwanCygnus olor2009-09-03Market HarboroughUK
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla2018-05-17Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis2011-05-28Taylor Massey Park, TorontoCAN
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus2013-04-20Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos2011-04-02Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata2012-05-17Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Osprey (Western)Pandion haliaetus2014-08-31Rosetta Mclean Park, TorontoCAN
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus2013-05-19Duncan Mill Rd, TorontoCAN
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus2019-07-24Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus2019-08-03Purple Woods Con Area, ONCAN
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Red KiteMilvus milvus2014-10-28Rhayader, WalesUK
Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus2017-10-19Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis2011-05-28Taylor Massey Park, TorontoCAN
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus2012-05-12Pine Hills Cemetary, TorontoCAN
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena2013-05-18Col Samuel Smith Park, TorontoCAN
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis2012-05-14Warden/Comstock, TorontoCAN
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus2011-05-28Taylor Massey Park, TorontoCAN
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis2008-07-15Waterfront Marina, North BayCAN
Rock Dove/Feral PigeonColumba livia2012-05-16Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus2012-05-16Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Ruby-crowned Kingletegulus calendula2013-04-22Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris2012-07-18Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea2017-05-12Thompson Memorial Park, TorontoCAN
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus2014-08-31Rosetta Mclean Park, TorontoCAN
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus2018-11-16Lennox/Addington County, ONCAN
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia2011-04-02Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius2017-06-16Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN
Swainson’s ThrushCatharus ustulatus2014-05-19Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator2012-07-09Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Turkey VultureCathartes aura2011-04-09Sault Ste Marie, ONCAN
Virginia RailRallus limicola2012-10-06Point Pelee, ONCAN
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus2013-05-18Col Samuel Smith Park, TorontoCAN
White Wagtail (Pied)Motacilla alba2014-10-23River Severn, Stourport, WORCSUK
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis2011-04-08Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo2016-09-21Lynde Shores, Whitby, ONCAN
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis2008-08-25University Trail, North Bay, ONCAN
Wood DuckAix sponsa2014-05-24High Park, TorontoCAN
Yellow Rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia2012-05-05Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN

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Mammals

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
American Red SquirrelTamiasciurus hudsonicus2008-07-16North Bay, ONCAN
Common RacoonProcyon lotor2016-11-17Morningside Park, TorontoCAN
CoyoteCanis latrans2017-04-26Thompson Mem. Park, TorontoCAN
Eastern ChipmunkTamias striatus2016-09-21Lynde Shores, ONCAN
Eastern CottontailSylvilagus floridanus2012-07-28Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Eastern Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis2008-07-17London, ONCAN
European BadgerMeles meles2014-10-23Leasowes Park, HalesowenUK
Grey SealHalichoerus grypus2008-08-13Inverness County, NSCAN
Groundhog (woodchuck)Marmota monax2011-07-09Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Long-finned Pilot WhaleGlobicephala melas2008-08-12Inverness County, NSCAN
Meadow VoleMicrotus pennsylvanicus2019-10-13Thompson Mem. Park, TorontoCAN
MooseAlces alces2013-11-15Algonquin Park, ONCAN
North American PorcupineErethizon dorsatum2012-04-06Upper Canada Bird Sanc, ONCAN
Red FoxVulpes vulpes2010-11-13Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
White-tailed DeerOdocoileus virginianus2012-03-17Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN

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Amphibians

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
American ToadAnaxyrus americanus2018-09-08Pancake Bay Prov Park, ONCAN
Eastern NewtNotophthalmus viridescens2018-05-06Rouge Park, TorontoCAN
European Common FrogRana temporaria2012-06-21Walshes allotments, S’portUK
Green FrogLithobates clamitans2013-06-19Upper Canada Bird Sanc, ONCAN
Northern Leopard FrogLithobates pipiens2019-08-26Humberbay, TorontoCAN

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Reptiles

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
Common Garter Snake (Eastern)Thamnophis sirtalis (sirtalis)2011-04-02Tommy Thompson Park, TorontoCAN
Dekay’s BrownsnakeStoreria dekayi2012-09-13Warden Woods, TorontoCAN
Northern watersnakeNerodia sipedon2019-02-026 Mile Lake Prov Park, ONCAN
Painted Turtle (Midland)Chrysemys picta (marginata)2013-06-19Upper Canada Bird Sanc, ONCAN

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Ray-finned Fishes

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
Amur carpCyprinus rubrofuscus2019-07-29Milliken Park, MarkhamCAN
Chinook salmonOncorhynchus tshawytscha2014-11-01Scarborough Bluffs, TorontoCAN

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Mollusks

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
Grove SnailCepaea nemoralis2011-06-06Farlinger Ravine, TorontoCAN
Leopard SlugLimax maximus2011-07-02Pine Hills Cemetary, TorontoCAN
Milky SlugDeroceras reticulatum2019-09-28Lynde Shores Con. Area, ONCAN
White-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis2018-05-06Rouge Valley Nat. Park, TorontoCAN

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Arachnids

Common NameTaxon NameDateLocationCountry
Cross OrbweaverAraneus diadematus2016-09-30Tiny, ONCAN
Yellow Garden SpiderArgiope aurantia2019-08-21Matchedash Bay Trail, ONCAN

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*Notes:
I use the common names usually found in Canada or else those used in science
Sometimes I include sub-species, sometimes I don’t. Oh well 🙂