Click a link below to browse birds by there family. 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 86 families of birds found in North America. For example the Albatross belongs to the Diomedeidae family, the Auks, Murres and Puffins to the Alcidae family, and so on. After you chose a link you will see a list of birds which belong to that family. You can then click the bird icon to see its species account.

Browse Birds by Family
Accentors (Prunellidae)Loons (Gaviidae)
African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)
Albatross (Diomedeidae)Megapodes (Megapodiidae)
Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)
Avocets and Stilts (Recurvirostridae)Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)
Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)New World Quail (Odontophoridae)
Becards, Tityras and Allies (Tityridae)New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellidae)
Bee-eaters (Meropidae)New World Vultures (Cathartidae)
Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)
Blackbirds (Icteridae)Northern Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae)
Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)Nuthatches (Sittidae)
Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)Old World Babblers (Timaliidae)
Bush Warblers, Tesias and Allies (Cettidae)Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)
Bushtit (Aegithalidae)Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)
Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)Olive Warbler (Peucedramidae)
Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)Osprey (Pandionidae)
Chachalaca (Cracidae)Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)
Cockatoos-(Cacatuidae)Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)
Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)Pelicans (Pelecanidae)
Coursers and Pratincoles (Glareolidae)Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)
Cranes (Gruidae)Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)
Creeper (Certhiidae)Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)
Crows and Jays (Corvidae)Rollers (Coraciidae)
Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis (Cuculidae)Sandgrouse (Pteroclididae)
Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)
Darters (Anhingidae)Shrikes (Laniidae)
Dipper (Cinclidae)Silky Flycatcher (Ptilogonatidae)
Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)Skuas and Jaegers (Stercorariidae)
Emberizids (Emberizidae)Southern Storm-Petrels (Oceanitidae)
Estrildid Finches (Estrildidae)Spindalises (Spindalidae)
Fantails (Rhipiduridae)Starlings (Sturnidae)
Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae)Storks (Ciconiidae)
Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)Swallows (Hirundinidae)
Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)Swifts (Apodidae)
Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae)
Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)Tanagers (Thraupidae)
Grassbirds (Locustellidae)Thrushes (Turdidae)
Grassbirds (Megaluridae)Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)
Grebes (Podicipedidae)Trogons (Trogonidae)
Guineafowl (Numididae)Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)
Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Honeyeaters (Meropidae)Verdins (Remizidae)
Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)Vireos (Vireonidae)
Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)
Jacanas (Jacanidae)Waxwings (Bombycillidae)
Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)Weavers (Ploceidae)
Kinglets (Regulidae)Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)
Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)White-eyes (Zosteropidae)
Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Larks (Alaudidae)Woodswallows (Artamidae)
Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)
Limpkin (Aramidae)Wrens (Troglodytidae)
Longspurs and Snow Buntings (Calcariidae)Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteriidae)
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