Welcome to Hommert Central Nature Photography

 This website is dedicated to birds found in the ABA Region of North America, which is essentially North America north of Mexico plus Hawaii. Specifically, the area encompassed is the 49 continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, and adjacent waters to a distance of 200 miles from land or half the distance to a neighboring country, whichever is less. Excluded by these boundaries are Bermuda, the Bahamas and Greenland.

My goal is to photograph all birds that have been recorded in that Region (a goal which I acknowledge I will never achieve).  As a result, some of these images are what I call "doc shots" (i.e., poor quality but good enough to identify the bird). In addition, some of the birds featured here are found in the ABA Region but the photos have been taken outside of the region.

As of April 7, 2023, I have photographed 740 species. Species added in March 2023 include: B;acl Storm-Petrel (doc shot), Craveri's Murrelet and Least Storm-Petrel (doc shot). Species added in December 2022 include: Tundra Bean-Goose (doc shots). Species added in June 2022 are: Black Kite (doc shot), Common Chaffinch (doc shot), Common Chiffchaff (doc shot), Common Cuckoo (doc shot), Eurasian Kestrel, Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker (doc shot) and Red-backed Shrike (doc shot). Species added in April 2022 are: Blue Bunting, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater, Cook's Petrel, Double-striped Thick-knee, Laysan Albatross, Plain-capped Starthroat, Red-billed Tropicbird, Rufous-backed Robin, Streak-backed Oriole, White-fronted Parrot, Yellow-crowned Parrot and Yellow-footed Gull. Species added in December 2021 are: Varied Thrush. Species added in October 2021 are: Chukar. Species added in September 2021 are: California Condor, California Quail, Lawrence's Goldfinch, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Oak Titmouse, Pacific Wren, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Yellow-billed Mgpie. Species added in October 2020 are: Pacific Loon. Species added in September 2020 are: Lark Bunting (doc shot). Species added in May 2020 are: Connecticut Warbler. Species added in April 2020 are: Ruff. Species added in February 2020 are: White-winged Crossbill. Please come back often as this site will be updated with new images from time to time. 

To search for an image of a bird, type its name in "Search Form" to the right (e.g., American Avocet).  This will take you to the gallery.  Or you can also choose a gallery under "Galleries" in the menu bar on top (e.g., Avocets).   I hope you enjoy.

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