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 July 2, 2021, I have photographed 701 species. Species added in October 2020 ar: 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. Species added in November 2019 are: Smith's Longspur (doc shot). Species added in October 2019 are: African Silverbill, Allen's Hummingbird, Apapane, Bristle-thighed Curlew, California Gnatcatcher, California Thrasher, California Towhee, Chestnut Munia (doc shot), Common Waxbull, Gray Francolin, Hawaiian Amakihi (doc shot), Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Duck, Hawaiian Goose, Iiwi, Japanese Bush-Warbler (doc shot), Japanese White-Eye, Java Sparrow, Maui Alauhio (doc shot), Oahu Amakihi (doc shot), Orange-cheeked Waxbill, Pacific Golden-Plover, Red-billed Leiothrix, Red-footed Booby, Red-vented Bulbul, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Saffron Finch, Scaly-breasted Munia, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Spotted Dove, Wandering Tattler, White Tern, White-tailed Tropicbird, White-rumped Shama, Yellow-fronted Canary and Zebra Dove. Species added is Agust 2019 are: Little Stint (doc shot). Species added in February 2019 are: Little Gull. 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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