Species Index: Birds of North America

Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)

Black-footed Albatross

Auks, Murres, and Puffins (Alcidae)

Parakeet Auklet

Bananaquits (incertae sedis - placement uncertain)


Barn Owl (Tytonidae)

Barn Owls

Bitterns, Herons, and Allies (Ardeidae)

Least Bittern

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Audubon's Oriole

Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)

Northern Gannet

Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Bushtits (Aegithalidae)

Bushtit - female

Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)

American Kestrel

Cardinals, Piranga Tanagers and Allies (Cardinalidae)


Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)

Boreal Chickadee

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Red-faced Cormorant in flight

Cranes (Gruidae)

Sandhill Crane

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)

Henslow's Sparrow

Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae)

American Flamingo in flight

Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)

Great Frigatebird male on nest

Fringilline and Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Evening Grosbeak

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)

California Gnatcatcher

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Antillean Nighthawk in flight

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)

White-faced Ibis - nonbreeding

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)

Snow Bunting - alternate (breeding) 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)

Gambel's 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

placement uncertain (incertae sedis)


Rails, Gallinules, and Coots (Rallidae)

King Rail - female

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies (Scolopacidae)

Stilt 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 - nonbreeding

Storks (Ciconiidae)

Wood Stork

Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae)

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Tree Swallow

Swifts (Apodidae)

White-throated 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)

Sprague's Pipit

Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Scaly-breasted Munia

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Bohemian Waxwing

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Connecticut Warbler

Woodpeckers and Allies (Picidae)

Red-headed Woodpecker

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Bewick's Wren with chicks