Species Index: Birds of North America

Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)

Black-footed Albatross

Auks, Murres, and Puffins (Alcidae)

Parakeet Auklet

Barn Owl (Tytonidae)

Barn Owls

Becards, Tityras, and Allies (Tityridae)


Bitterns, Herons, and Allies (Ardeidae)

Least Bittern

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Audubon's Oriole

Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)

Masked Booby - in flight

Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Bushtits (Aegithalidae)

Bushtit - female

Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)

Aplomado Falcon

Cardinals, Piranga Tanagers and Allies (Cardinalidae)


Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)

Boreal Chickadee

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Red-faced Cormorant in flight

Cranes (Gruidae)

Whooping Crane - pair

Creepers (Certhiidae)

Brown Creeper

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis (Cuculidae)

Black-billed Cuckoo

Currassows and Guans (Cracidae)

Plain Chachalaca

Darters (Anhingidae)

Anhinga - female

Dippers (Cincllidae)

American Dipper

Ducks, Geese, and Swans (Anatidae)

Barrow's Goldeneye

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Harris's Sparrow

Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae)

American Flamingo in flight

Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)

Magnificent Frigatebird

Fringilline and Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Evening Grosbeak

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)

Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Lesser Nighthawk

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Western Grebe with fish

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Laridae)

Ross's Gull

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies (Accipitridae)

Harris's Hawk

Hummingbirds (Trochiidae)

Calliope Hummingbird

Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiomithidae)

Glossy Ibis

Jacanas (Jacanidae)

Northern Jacana

Jays and Crows (Corvidae)

Green Jay

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Ringed Kingfisher

Kinglets (Regulidae)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Pacific Golden-Plover

Larks (Alaudidae)

Horned Lark

Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Arctic Warbler

Limpkins (Aramidae)


Longspurs and Snow Buntings (Calcariidae)

Lapland Longspur - alternate plumage

Loons (Gaviidae)

Red-throated Loon on nest

Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, and Parrots (Psittacidae)

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

Mimids (Mimidae)

Long-billed Thrasher

New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

California Quail

New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

Turkey Vulture

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Pygmy Nuthatch

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)


Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Olive Warbler (Peucedramidae)

Olive Warbler

Ospreys (Pandionidae)


Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)

Black Oystercatcher

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

White-tailed Ptarmigan

Pelicans (Pelecanidae)

American White Pelicans in flight

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

White-winged Dove

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots (Rallidae)

Ridgway's Rail

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies (Scolopacidae)

Upland Sandpiper

Shearwaters and Petrels (Procellariidae)

Cory's Shearwater       Offshore Rhode Island     August 19,   2009 ©John Schwarz

Shrikes (Laniidae)

Loggerhead Shrike

Silky Flycatchers (Ptilogonatidae)


Skuas and Jaegers (Stercorariidae)

Long-tailed Jaeger in flight

Starlings (Sturnidae)

Common Myna

Stilts and Avocets (Recurvirostridae)

American Avocet - juvenile

Storks (Ciconiidae)

Wood Stork

Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae)

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Tree Swallow

Swifts (Apodidae)

Black Swift

Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae)


Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Western Spindalis

Thrushes (Turdidae)


Trogons (Trogonidae)

Elegant Trogon

Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)

Red-billed Tropicbird - in flight

Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Great Gray Owl

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Verdin (Remizidae)


Vireos (Vireonidae)

Black-whiskered Vireo

Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)

White Wagtail

Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Scaly-breasted Munia

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Bohemian Waxwing

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Connecticut Warbler

Woodpeckers and Allies (Picidae)

Red-headed Woodpecker

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Winter Wren singing