Birds of North America

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BNA Family Site
102 Species and 35 Families
Represented

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Bird Map

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1 - Family: Accipitridae, Hawks and Eagles (5 of  25)

CpHk_088T

CLICK - Cooper's Hawk Picture

RTHk_092T

CLICK - Red-tailed Hawk Picture

Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
 
NtHr_087B

CLICK - Northern Harrier Picture

Ospy_096R

CLICK - Osprey Picture

Northern Harrier
Circus cyaneus
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
 
BdEg_101A

CLICK - Bald Eagle Picture

 
Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
 

2 - Family: Alcedinidae, Kingfishers (1 of 3)

BtKf_215A

CLICK - Belted Kingfisher Picture

 

Belted Kingfisher
Ceryle alcyon
 

3 - Family: Anatidae, Ducks and Gees (19 of 52)

WoDk_067L

CLICK - Wood Duck Picture

AmWg_070B

CLICK - American Wigeon Picture

Wood Duck
Aix sponsa
American Wigeon
Anas americana
 
NtSh_073B

CLICK - Northern Shoveler Picture

GwTe_066B

CLICK - Green-winged Teal Picture

Northern Shoveler
Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal
Anas crecca
 
BwTe_072A

CLICK - Blue-winged Teal Picture

Mlrd_068A

CLICK - Mallard Picture

Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
 
Gdwl_070T

CLICK - Gadwall Picture

Rdhd_078A

CLICK - Redhead Picture

Gadwall
Anas strepera
Redhead
Aythya americana
 
RNDk_076T

CLICK - Ring-necked Duck Picture

Brnt_063A

CLICK - Brant Picture

Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris

Brant
Branta bernicla

 
CdGs_062A

CLICK - Canada Goose Picture

SnGs_065A

CLICK - Snow Goose Picture

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens

 
TpSw_061T

CLICK - Trumpeter Swan Picture

MtSw_060A

CLICK - Mute Swan Picture

Trumpeter Swan
Cygnus buccinator

Mute Swan
Cygnus olor

 
RdDk_083B

CLICK - Ruddy Duck Picture

Bfhd_083T

CLICK - Bufflehead Picture

Ruddy Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis
Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola
 
ABDk_069B

CLICK - American Black Duck Picture

LScp_077B

CLICK - Lesser Scaup Picture

American Black Duck
Anas rubripes
Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis
 
NtPt_071A

CLICK - Northern Pintail Picture

 

 

Northern Pintail
Anas acuta

4 - Family: Ardeidae, Herons, Egrets, Bitterns (6 of 12)

GtEg_050A

CLICK - Great Egret Picture

GBHr_047A

CLICK - Great Blue Heron Picture

Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
 
AmBt_048T

CLICK - American Bittern Picture

CtEg_053A

CLICK - Cattle Egret Picture

American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
 
GrHr_043A

CLICK - Green Heron Picture

BcNH_049L

CLICK - Black-crowned Night Heron Picture

Green Heron
Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

5 - Family: Bombycillidae, Waxwings (1 of 2)

CdWx_298A

CLICK - Cedar Waxwing Picture

 

Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum
 

6 - Family: Cardinalidae, Cardinals (2 of 12)

NtCd-349A

CLICK - Northern Cardinal Picture

RbGb_350T

CLICK - Rose-breasted Grosbeak Picture

Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus

7 - Family: Cathartidae, American Vultures (1 of 3) 

TkVu_086A

CLICK - Turkey Vulture Picture

 

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
 

8 - Family: Certhiidae, Creepers (1 of 1)

BrCp_272T

CLICK - Brown Creeper Picture

Brown Creeper
Certhia americana

9 - Family: Charadriidae, Plovers (2 of 14)

SpPv_125T

CLICK - Semipalmated Plover Picture

Kldr_124T

CLICK - Killdeer Picture

Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus

10 - Family: Columbidae, Pigeons and Doves (1 of 12)

MgDv_175A

CLICK - Mourning Dove Picture

 

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura
 

11 - Family: Corvidae, Crows, Magpies, Jays (2 of 18)

BlJy_250A

CLICK - Blue Jay Picture

AmCr_256L

CLICK - American Crow Picture

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos

12 - Family: Emberizidae, New World Sparrows (3 of 48)

DeJc_344B

CLICK - Dark-eyed Junco Picture

WtSp_339B

CLICK - White-throated Sparrow Picture

Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis
 
SgSp_337B

CLICK - Song Sparrow Picture

ChSp_330A

CLICK - Chipping Sparrow Picture

Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina

13 - Family: Falconidae, Falcons (2 of 7)

AmKs_103T

CLICK - American Kestrel Picture

PgFc_105A

CLICK - Peregrine Falcon Picture

American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus

14 - Family: Fringillidae, Finches (2 of 17)

AmGf_373A

CLICK - American Goldfinch Picture

PurF_368A

CLICK - Purple Finch Picture

American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis
Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpureus

15- Family: Gruidae, Cranes (1 of 3)

 

ShCr_126A

Sandhill Crane Picture

  Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis

16 - Family: Hirundinidae, Swallows (3 of 8)

PurM_258T

CLICK - Purple Marten Picture

TrSw_258B

CLICK - Tree Swallow Picture

Purple Martin
Progne subis
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
 
BaSw_261T

CLICK - Barn Swallow Picture

 

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
 

17 - Family: Icteridae, Blackbirds and Orioles (3 of 23)

RwBb_352T

CLICK - Red-winged Blackbird Picture

Bobo_354A

CLICK - Bobolink Picture

Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink
Dolichonyx oryzivorus

BhCb_357T

CLICK - Brown-headed Cowbird Picture

CmGk_358T

CLICK - Common Grackle Picture

Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater
Common Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula
BtOr_362T

CLICK - Baltimore Oriole Picture

 

Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula
 

18 - Family: Laridae, Gulls and Terns (5 of 49)

GBbG-151A

CLICK - Great Black-backed Gull Picture

RbGu_156B

CLICK - Ring-billed Gull Picture

Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
 
HrGu_156T

CLICK - Herring Gull Picture

LBbG_225A

CLICK - Lesser Black-backed Gull Picture

Herring Gull
Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus argentatus
 
CpTn-160T

CLICK - Caspian Tern Picture



Caspian Tern
Sterna caspia
 

19 - Family: Mimidae, Mockingbirds and Thrashers (2 of 10)

GyCb_290B

CLICK - Gray Catbird Picture

NtMb_291A

CLICK - Northern Mockingbird Picture

Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

20 - Family: Paridae, Chickadees and Titmice (2 of 10)

BcCk_263A

CLICK - Black-capped Chickadee Picture

TfTm_266L

CLICK - Tufted Titmouse Picture

Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile atricapilla
Tufted Titmouse
Baeolophus bicolor

21 - Family: Parulidae, Wood Warblers (2 of 50)

YwWb_305A

CLICK - Yellow Warbler Picture

AmRs_320A

CLICK - American Redstart Picture

Yellow Warbler
Dendroica petechia
American Redstart
Setophaga ruticilla

22 - Family: Passeridae, Old World Sparrows (1 of 2)

HsSp_375L

CLICK - House Sparrow Picture

 
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus

23 - Family: Phalacrocoracidae, Cormorants (1 of 6)

DcCt_038T

CLICK - Double-crested Cormorant Picture

 
Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus
 

24 - Family: Phasianidae, Pheasants and Grouse (3 of 15)

RfGs_109A

CLICK - Ruffed Grouse Picture

WdTk-113A

CLICK - Wild Turkey Picture

Ruffed Grouse
Bonasa umbellus
Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo
 
RNPh_112A

CLICK - Ring-necked Pheasant Photo

 
Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
 

25 - Family: Picidae, Woodpeckers (6 of 23)

RbWp_218B

CLICK - Red-bellied Woodpecker Picture

HyWp_222L

CLICK - Hairy Woodpecker Picture

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus
Hairy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus
 

DnWp_223B

CLICK - Downy Woodpecker Picture

PtWp_226A

CLICK - Pileated Woodpecker Picture

Downy Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens
Pileated Woodpecker
Dryocopus pileatus
 
NtFl_227T

CLICK - Northern Flicker Picture

YbSs_224B

CLICK - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Picture

Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Colaptes auratus

26 - Family: Podicipedidae, Grebes (1 of 7)

PbGb_017A

CLICK - Pied-billed Grebe Picture

 
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
 

27 - Family: Rallidae, Rails, Gallinules, Coots (2 of 11)

AmCt_120B

CLICK - American Coot Picture

CmMh_121A

CLICK - Common Moorhen Picture

American Coot
Fulica americana
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus

28 - Family: Scolopacidae, Sandpipers (5 of 47)

DnLn_144T

CLICK - Dunlin Picture

LsSp_140T

CLICK - Least Sandpiper Picture

Dunlin
Calidris alpina
Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla
 
LYLg_131A

CLICK - Lesser Yellowlegs Picture

GYLg_130T

CLICK - Greater Yellowlegs Picture

Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
 
CmSn_148T

CLICK - Common Snipe Picture

UpSp-135A

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Common Snipe
Gallinago gallinago
Upland Sandpiper chick

29 - Family: Sittidae, Nuthatches (1 of 4)

WbNh_271L

CLICK - White-breasted Nuthatch Picture

 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis
 

30 - Family: Strigidae, Owls (2 of 20)

ESOw_188A

CLICK - Eastern Screech-owl Picture

NHOw_190T

CLICK - Northern Hawk Owl Picture

Eastern Screech-owl
Otus asio
Northern Hawk Owl
Surnia ulula

31 - Family: Sturnidae, Starlings and Mynas (1 of 2)

EuSt_297A

CLICK - European Starling Picture

 
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
 

32 - Family: Turdidae, Thrushes (2 of 15)

Very_287A

CLICK - Veery Picture

AmRb_283A

CLICK - American Robin Picture

Veery
Catharus fuscescens
American Robin
Turdus migratorius
 

EsBb-289A

CLICK - Eastern Bluebird Picture

 

Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis
 

33 - Family: Threskiornithidae, Ibises and Spoonbills (1 of 4)

 

GsIb_057A

CLICK - Glossy Ibis Picture

  Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus

34 - Family: Trochilidae, Hummingbirds (1 of 16)

 

RtHb_204B

CLICK - Ruby-throated Hummingbird Picture

  Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris

35 - Family: Tyrannidae, Tyrant Flycatchers (2 of 38)

Ephb_234T

CLICK - Eastern Phoebe Picture

Ekgb_241T

CLICK - Eastern Kingbird Picture

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus

GCFc_236T

CLICK - Great Crested Flycatcher Picture

Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus

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