Click a link below to browse birds by there Order. There are about 9,703 species of birds in the world, divided up into 23 orders, 142 families and 2,057 genera (Sibley and Monroe 1992). The links below represent the 18 orders of birds found in North America. Perching birds belong to the order PASSERIFORMES, herons are in the order CICONIIFORMES. After you chose a link you will see a list of birds which belong to that order. You can then click the bird icon to see its species account.

Browse Birds by Order
PASSERIFORMESGAVIIFORMES
PELECANIFORMESGRUIFORMES
CHARADRIIFORMESPICIFORMES
STRIGIFORMESPODICIPEDIFORMES
CICONIIFORMESPROCELLARIIFORMES
ANSERIFORMESPSITTACIFORMES
APODIFORMESTROGONIFORMES
CAPRIMULGIFORMESPHOENICOPTERIFORMES
COLUMBIFORMESSULIFORMES
CORACIIFORMESPTEROCLIDIFORMES
CUCULIFORMESACCIPITRIFORMES
FALCONIFORMESGALLIOFORMES
GALLIFORMESPHAETHONTIFORMES