Photo Index

Birds (Copyright, 1996-2014  Bert Frenz)

In addition to my best shots, I've included some poorer-quality, distant photos for educational purposes.  These poor views are indicative of what we often see through binoculars and they present an identification challenge similar to actual field experience.

Quiz Birds

Following AOU order as of 2008.

Tinamous (Order Tinamiformes, Family Tinamidae)

Whistling-Ducks, Swans and Geese (Order Anseriiformes, Family Anatidae, Subfamily Dendrocygninae)

Geese and swans (Order Anseriiformes, Family Anatidae, Subfamily Anserinae)

Ducks (Order Anseriiformes, Family Anatidae, Subfamily Anatinae)

Pheasants (Order Galliformes, Family Phasianidae)

Grouse (Order Galliformes, Family Tetraonidae)

Curassows, Guans, Chachalacas (Order Galliformes, Family Cracidae)

Turkeys (Order Galliformes, Family Melagrididae)

Loons (Order Gaviiformes, Family Gaviidae)

Grebes (Order Podicipediformes, Family Podicipedidae)

Boobies (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Sulidae)

Pelicans (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Pelecanidae)

Cormorants (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Phalacrocoracidae)

Anhinga (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Anhingidae)

Frigatebirds (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Fregatidae)

Herons, Egrets and Bitterns (Order Ciconiiformes, Family Ardeidae)

Ibises and Spoonbills (Order Ciconiiformes, Family Threskiornithidae)

Storks (Order Ciconiiformes, Family Ciconiidae)

New World Vultures (Order Ciconiiformes, Family Cathartidae)

Flamingos (Order Phoenicopteriformes, Family Phoenicopteridae)

Petrels and Shearwaters (Order Procellariiformes, Family Diomedeidae)

Kites, Hawks, Eagles (Order Falconiformes, Family Accipitridae)

Rails (Order Gruiformes, Family Rallidae)

Sungrebe (Order Gruiformes, Family Heliornithidae)

Limpkin(Order Gruiformes, Family Aramidae)

Cranes(Order Gruiformes, Family Gruidae)

Thick-knees (Order Charadriiformes, Family Burhinidae)

Plovers (Order Charadriiformes, Family Charadriidae)

Oystercatchers (Order Charadriiformes, Family Haematopodidae)

Oystercatchers (Order Charadriiformes, Family Recurvirostridae)

Jacanas (Order Charadriiformes, Family Jacanidae)

Sandpipers (Order Charadriiformes, Family Scolopacidae)

Gulls & Terns (Order Charadriiformes, Family Laridae)

Alcids (Order Charadriiformes, Family Alcidae)

Doves & Pigeons (Order Columbiformes, Family Columbidae)

Parrots (Order Psittaciformes, Family Psittacidae)

Cuckoos (Order Cuculiformes, Family Cuculidae)

Barn Owls (Order Strigiformes, Family Tytonidae)

Owls (Order Strigiformes, Family Strigidae)

Nightjars (Order Caprimulgiformes, Family Caprimulgidae)

Potoos (Order Caprimulgiformes, Family Nyctibiidae)

Swifts (Order Apodiformes, Family Apodidae)

Hummingbirds (Order Apodiformes, Family Trochilidae)

Trogons (Order Trogoniformes, Family Trogonidae)

Motmots (Order Coraciiformes, Family Momotidae)

Kingfishers (Order Coraciiformes, Family Alcedinidae)

Puffbirds (Order Piciformes, Family Bucconidae)

Jacamars (Order Piciformes, Family Galbulidae)

Toucans (Order Piciformes, Family Ramphasitidae)

Woodpeckers (Order Piciformes, Family Picidae)

Woodcreepers (Order Passeriformes, Family Dendrocolaptidae)

Antbirds (Order Passeriformes, Family Thamnophilidae)

Tyrant Flycatchers (Order Passeriformes, Family Tyrannidae)

Manakins (Order Passeriformes, Family Pipridae)

Vireos (Order Passeriformes, Family Vireonidae)

Jays, Crows (Order Passeriformes, Family Corvidae)

Larks (Order Passeriformes, Family Alaudidae)

Swallows (Order Passeriformes, Family Hirundinidae)

Wrens (Order Passeriformes, Family Troglodytidae)

Old World Warblers (Order Passeriformes, Family Sylviidae)

Gnatwrens & Gnatcatchers (Order Passeriformes, Family Polioptilinae)

Thrushes (Order Passeriformes, Family Turdidae)

Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers (Order Passeriformes, Family Mimidae)

Wagtails, Pipits (Order Passeriformes, Family Motacillidae)

Waxwings (Order Passeriformes, Family Bombycillidae)

Wood Warblers (Order Passeriformes, Family Parulidae)

Bananaquits (Order Passeriformes, Family Coerebidae)

Tanagers (Order Passeriformes, Family Thraupidae)

Sparrows (Order Passeriformes, Family Emberizidae)

Grosbeaks & Buntings (Order Passeriformes, Family Cardinalidae)

Blackbirds & Orioles (Order Passeriformes, Family Icteridae)

Finches (Order Passeriformes, Family Fringillidae)

Rare Bird Documentation

Not always the best of photos, these nonetheless are good documentation of rare sightings in the Oaks & Prairies of Central Texas and in the Pineywoods of  East Texas.  Some of the photos are quite well done and have even appeared in print.


Carnivores (Order Carnivora)

Bats (Order Chiroptera)

Rodents (Order Rodentia)

Squirrels (Order Rodentia, Family Sciuridae)

Sea lions, seals (Order Pinnipedia)

Even-toed ungulates (Order Artiodactyla)

Monkeys (Order Primates, Family Cebidae)

Whales (Order Cetacea)

Reptiles & Amphibians

Flowers and other plants


Revised: February 28, 2014.