American Bald Eagle American Flamingo Black Vulture White-crowned Sparrow


Birds – a warm-blooded animal almost completely covered in feathers with wings for front limbs.

When looking for a field guide to help you identify birds you will usually find that they divide North America into two geographical locations with a different field guide for each. You have birds west of the Rocky Mountains and birds east of the Rocky Mountains. Since I live east of the Rocky Mountains, most of the birds on the following pages are from this geographical location. Most of the exotics you might see on the following pages are usually from zoos and parks, but not always.

One note here, just because the book says a bird is only East or West of the Rockies does not make it true. There has been a lot of territory expansion of some species over the last 50 or more years.

If you would like to see how the differant bird species are grouped for management purposes or what the differant bird families are you can go here: North American Birds.

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North America Birds

North American birds are divided into three groups for management purposes.

Eastern North America has 68 different bird families, I´ve used the common names here and grouped them into their respective families.

  • Auks, Murres, Puffins
  • Avocets, Stilts
  • Barn Owls
  • Blackbirds, Orioles
  • Boobies, Gannets
  • Bulbuls
  • Chachalacas
  • Cormorants
  • Cotingas
  • Cranes
  • Creepers
  • Crow, Jays, Magpies
  • Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis
  • Darters
  • Falcons, Caracaras
  • Flamingos
  • Frigatebirds
  • Grebes
  • Grosbeaks, Buntings, Finches, Sparrows
  • Grouse
  • Gulls, Terns
  • Hawks, Eagles, Kites, Harries
  • Herons, Bitterns
  • Hummingbirds
  • Ibises, Spoonbills
  • Jacanas
  • Jaegers, Skuas
  • Kingfishers
  • Kinglets, Gnatcatchers
  • Larks
  • Limpkin
  • Loons
  • Mockingbirds, Thrashers
  • New World Vultures
  • Nightjars
  • Nuthatches
  • Ospreys
  • Oystercatchers
  • Parrots
  • Pelicans
  • Pheasants, Partridges, Quails
  • Pigeons, Doves
  • Pipits, Wagtails
  • Plovers
  • Rails, Gallinules, Coots
  • Sandpipers
  • Shearwaters, Petrels, Fulmars
  • Shrikes
  • Skimmers
  • Starlings
  • Storks
  • Storm-Petrels
  • Swallows
  • Swans, Geese, Ducks
  • Swifts
  • Tanagers
  • Titmice, Verdins
  • Tropicbirds
  • True Owls
  • Thrushes
  • Turkeys
  • Tyrant Flycatchers
  • Vireos
  • Waxwings
  • Weaver Finches
  • Woodpeckers
  • Wood Warblers
  • Wrens