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North American Birds

 

 

PRINCIPAL BIRD SPECIES OBSERVED

IN NORTH AMERICA

 

        The color illustrations emphasize the adult male bird in breeding season but may also show females and immatures.  Their coloration may be duller or absent at different times of the year.  Measurements are the average length from bill to tip of tail.  Images were redrawn and or modified from originals found in the literature, with the painter or photographer of the model being noted after each file name. John James Audubon paintings are especially stressed (see AUDUBON).  Bird Groups    Bird Data    Alphabetical List    Citations   [Faster connections use:   <FAST CONNECTIONS>

        

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                  John James Audubon Collection     A. & S. Menaboni Collection     References

 

 

WATERBIRDS  (primarily Inshore Waters)

 

     Coots, Cormorants, Dippers, Ducks, Teals & Wigeons, Gallinules, Geese, Grebes, Kingfishers,

          Loons,  Pelicans, Swans

 

WADING BIRDS (Coastal & Inshore Waters)

 

     Avocets, Bitterns, Cranes, Curlews, Dowitchers, Dunlins & Knots, Egrets, Godwits, Herons, Ibis, 

          Killdeers, Plovers, Rails, Sanderlings, Snipes, Stilts, Storks, Turnstones, Willets, Yellowlegs

 

SHORE & OFFSHORE BIRDS (Ocean and/or Inshore Waters)

 

     Albatrosses, Auks, Boobies, Cormorants, Frigate Birds, Fulmars, Godwits, Guillemots, Gulls,

          Jaegers, Kittiwakes, Murrelets, Murres, Oystercatchers, Petrels, Phalaropes, Puffins, Sandpipers,

          Shearwaters, Skimmers, Skuas, Surfbird, Tattlers, Terns, Tropicbirds, Whimbrels

 

PREDATORY & SCAVENGER BIRDS

 

     Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Kites, Ospreys, Owls, Vultures

 

GAME & GROUND BIRDS (Terrestrial)

 

     Chukars, Doves, Grouse, Pheasants, Pigeons, Pipits, Poorwills, Quail, Roadrunners,

          Skylarks, Turkeys

 

WOODPECKER GROUP

 

     Flickers, Sapsuckers, Woodpeckers

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

 

PERCHING BIRDS (incl. Swifts, Swallows & Nighthawks)

 

     Blackbirds, Bluebirds, Bobolinks, Buntings, Bushtits, Cardinals, Chats, Chickadees,

          Cowbirds, Creepers, Crossbills, Crows & Ravens,  Cuckoos, Finches, Flycatchers,

          Gnatcatchers, Grackles, Grosbeaks, Jays, Juncos, Kingbirds, Kinglets, Larks, Longspurs,

          Magpies, Meadowlarks, Mockingbirds, Nighthawks, Nutcrackers, Nuthatches, Orioles, 

          Ovenbirds, Parrots, Phainopepla, Phoebes, Plovers  (terrestrial), Robins, Shrikes, Siskins,

          Sparrows, Starlings, Swallows, Swifts, Tanagers, Thrashers, Titmice, Towhees, Verdin,

          Vireos, Warblers & Thrushes, Waxwings, Wood-Pewee, Wrens, Wrentits