Welcome to BirdWalker

Birding photos and trip reports by Bill Walker and Mary Wisnewski, California birders based in Santa Clara County. We've been collecting our trip reports since 1996.

Some of our favorite places to go birding include Charleston Slough and the Duck Pond in Palo Alto, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

621 species photographed

Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows New World Quail Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies Loons Grebes Flamingos Penguins Albatrosses Shearwaters and Petrels Storm-Petrels Tropicbirds Storks Frigatebirds Boobies and Gannets Cormorants and Shags Anhingas Pelicans Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns Ibises and Spoonbills New World Vultures Osprey Hawks, Eagles, and Kites Rails, Gallinules, and Coots Limpkin Cranes Thick-knees Stilts and Avocets Oystercatchers Plovers and Lapwings Jacanas Sandpipers and Allies Skuas and Jaegers Auks, Murres, and Puffins Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers Sandgrouse Pigeons and Doves Cuckoos Barn-Owls Owls Nightjars and Allies Potoos Oilbird Swifts Hummingbirds Trogons Motmots Kingfishers Jacamars New World Barbets Toucan-Barbets Toucans Woodpeckers Falcons and Caracaras New World and African Parrots Typical Antbirds Antpittas Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers Tyrant Flycatchers Cotingas Manakins Tityras and Allies Shrikes Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis Crows, Jays, and Magpies Larks Swallows Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice Long-tailed Tits Nuthatches Treecreepers Wrens Gnatcatchers Dippers Kinglets Leaf Warblers Cisticolas and Allies Parrotbills, Wrentit, and Allies Old World Flycatchers Thrushes and Allies Mockingbirds and Thrashers Starlings Wagtails and Pipits Waxwings Silky-flycatchers Longspurs and Snow Buntings New World Warblers Tanagers and Allies Buntings and New World Sparrows Cardinals and Allies Troupials and Allies Finches, Euphonias, and Allies Old World Sparrows