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