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Birds of North America

Categories are provided to help identiy a bird. Species are grouped by Order and in some cases further grouped by Family. For example, the Passeriformes are grouped into Covidae, Icteridae, ... . For brevity, not all Orders have been listed.

ACCIPITRIFORMES- Eagle, Hawk, Kite, Vulture, Osprey  (see also Strigiformes for Raptors)
    

ANSERIFORMES - Duck, Goose, Shelduck, Eider, Swan
    

CHARADRIIFORMES - Gull, Tern, Skua, Puffin, Skimmer
    
CHARADRIIFORMES - Plover, Sandpiper, Stilt, Godwit, Oystercatcher
    

CICONIIFORMES - Egret, Heron, Ibis, Spoonbill, Stork (some may be placed in a new order)
    

COLUMBIFORMES - Dove, Pigeon
 

CORACIFORMES - Kingfishers


GALLIFORMES - Grouse, Pheasant, Ptarmigan, Quail
   

GRUIFORMES - Coot, Moorhen, Crane, Limpkin, Rail
   

PELECANIFORMES - Pelican, Frigate, Booby, Gannet, Cormorant   (This order is in a state of flux)
 

PICOFORMES- Woodpeckers


PODICIPEDIFORMES - Grebes


PROCELLARIIFORMES- Shearwater, Fulmar, Petrel
  

STRIGIFORMES - Owls   (see also Acciipitriformes for more raptors)
   


PASSERIFORMES

ALAUDIDAE - Lark
 
CARDINALIDAE - Bunting, Cardinal, Grosbeak, Tanager      See also THRAUPIDAE
   
CORVIDAE - Crow, Raven, Jay, Magpie
   
EMBERIZIDAE - Bunting, Junco, Sparrow, Towhees      See also   PASSERIDAE
   
ESTRILDIDAE - Finch. Mannikin         See also  FRINGILLIDAE
 
FRINGILLIDAE - Brambling, Finch, Goldfinch, Grosbeak, Siskin     See Also ESTRILDIDAE
    
HIRUNDINIDAE - Martin, Swallow     See also TYRANNIDAE
 
ICTERIDAE - Blackbird, Cowbird, Grackle, Meadowlark, Oriole
    
LANIDAE - Shrike

MIMIDAE - Catbird, Mockingbird, Thrasher
  
MUSCICAPIDAE - Old World Flycatchers: Bluethroat, Wheatear    See also TURDIDAE
 
PARIDAE - Chickadee, Tit, Titmouse
  
PASSERIDAE - Old World Sparrow   See also EMBERIZIDAE

PAULIDAE - Parula, Redstart, Warbler, Yellowthroat 
   
SITTIDAE - Nuthatch

STURNIDAE - Myna, Starling
 
THRAUPIDAE - Cardinal, Tanagers   See also CARDINALIDAE

TROGLDYTIDAE -  Wren

TURDIDAE - Bluefird, Fieldfare, Robin, Thrush, Verey    See also MUSCICAPIDAE
    
TYRANNIDAE - Flycatcher, Kingbird, Pewee, Phoebe     See also HIRUNDINIDAE
   
VIREONIDAE -  Vireo



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