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