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