John Sterling Wildlife Photography

Your Bio

Welcome to my Photography Gallery. My name is John Sterling and I have been an active birder in California since 1971 (I started young!). My professional career has included many years as a staff avian ecologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and as an environmental consultant in California. I am currently working on a book on the status and distribution of the birds of California along with my duties as the President of the Central Valley Bird Club and of Sterling Wildlife Biology--my new business. I hope you enjoy my photographs.

As an independent biologist, I offer the following services: birding classes, guiding, environmental consulting, biological research and surveys, as well as selling photographs and natural history books. You may contact me at jsterling@wavecable.com. See my homepage at http://www.sterlingbirds.com

Featured Galleries

Sterling's Bahama Birds

Updated: Aug 29, 2014 11:06am PST

Sterling's Puerto Rico Birds

Updated: Aug 12, 2014 6:08pm PST

Sterling's Recent Photos

highlights of recent photos from California and Canada

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:47am PST

Galleries

Eurasian Curlew in Argentina

First South American record that I found on 27 January 2010 and saw th ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 3:15pm PST

Sterling's California Pelagic Wildlife

Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and fish on the ocean off California

Updated: Sep 20, 2011 2:08pm PST

Sterling's California Birds

My better shots of California birds in the new taxonomic order. Will b ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2013 7:18pm PST

Sterling's California Dragonflies and Damselflies

My attempt to photograph every species in California.

Updated: Oct 10, 2009 5:24pm PST

Sterling's Rare California Birds

photographs documenting rare birds in California

Updated: Apr 04, 2011 10:10pm PST

Framed Photos for Sale

Here are a few prints for sale, but I can sell just about any print fr ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2010 8:01pm PST

Sterling's Yucatan Birds

Birds that I saw during a quick trip with my family in March 2007

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 2:44pm PST

Sterling's Mexican Butterflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 3:16pm PST

Sterling's Mexican Dragonflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 3:38pm PST

Sterling's Thailand Birds

Trip in February 2006 with John Luther and Jim Lomax. My first attemp ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2009 10:17am PST

Sterling's Thailand Butterflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 4:24pm PST

Sterling's Thailand Dragonflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 4:38pm PST

Sterling's Arizona Butterflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 4:49pm PST

Sterling's Arizona Dragonflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 5:13pm PST

Sterling's New Jersey Dragonflies

Updated: Sep 25, 2010 4:45pm PST

Sterling's California Butterflies

Updated: Sep 12, 2009 6:23pm PST

Sterling's New Jersey Birds

Photos taken while scouting for the World Series of Birding in May 200 ...

Updated: Sep 25, 2010 4:52pm PST

Sterling's Yucatan

colonial buildings, Mayan ruins, Mayan artefacts etc

Updated: Feb 21, 2010 3:29pm PST

Sterling's Tierra del Fuego to Antarctica

22 days in Ushuaia and boat trip to Falkland and South Georgia islands ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2010 5:02pm PST

Sterling's Buenos Aires area Argentina

Five days in late January 2010, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires and San Cleme ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2010 4:46pm PST

Sterling's Recent Photos

highlights of recent photos from California and Canada

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:47am PST

Waterfowl

Updated: Jun 04, 2010 11:54pm PST

Colombian Birds

Photographs from July 2010 trip to Cali, Colombia region

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 10:32pm PST

Sumatra Birds

A few shots of birds during a week-long trip to Sumatra to survey bird ...

Updated: Mar 24, 2011 9:48pm PST

Western Specialty bird subspecies/species

Updated: Jun 28, 2011 12:59pm PST

Sterling's Panama Birds

From tours in May 2012 and July 2011 at the Canopy Tower Lodge and Can ...

Updated: May 23, 2013 9:14am PST

kauai

Family trip to Kauai for a week in Dec. 2011

Updated: Dec 27, 2011 9:56pm PST

Sterling's Arizona Birds

a few photos from two quick trips

Updated: Aug 24, 2011 9:13am PST

Sterling's Philippine Birds

two weeks in Mindanao and near Manila, March 2012

Updated: Sep 05, 2012 10:41am PST

Yosemite

Family Trip in early April 2013

Updated: Apr 08, 2013 3:13pm PST

Sterling's British Birds Summer 2013

bird photos from family trip

Updated: Jan 01, 2014 6:54pm PST

Sterling's Woodpeckers

photos of woodpeckers from around the world

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 4:06pm PST

Sterling's Hawaiian Birds

Quick 5 day trip with Amy to visit friends and see some birds in Janua ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2014 4:59pm PST

Alberta Canada

highlights from trip to Alberta Canada in July 2014

Updated: Jul 11, 2014 11:14am PST

Sterling's Puerto Rico Birds

Updated: Aug 12, 2014 6:08pm PST

Sterling's Bahama Birds

Updated: Aug 29, 2014 11:06am PST