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