|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.