North American Bird Classification

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves (Birds) The Aves class (birds) have feathers.

North American Bird Orders

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• Accipitriformes Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Hawks
• Anseriformes: Waterfowl, Screamers
• Apodiformes: Swifts, Hummingbirds
• Caprimulgiformes: Nightjars, Pootoos, Frogmouths
• Charadriiformes: Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Sandpipers
• Ciconiiformes: Herons, Egrets, Storks
• Columbiformes: Pigeons, Doves, Solitaires, and Dodo
• Coraciiformes: Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Rollers
• Cuculiformes: Cuckoos, Anis, Coucals
• Eurypygiformes: Sunbittern
• Falconiformes: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons
• Galliformes: Pheasants, Guineafowl, Cracids
• Gaviiformes: Loons
• Gruiformes: Rails, Cranes, Bustards
• Passeriformes: Perching Birds
• Pelecaniformes: Pelicans, Cormorants, Gannets
• Phaethontiformes: Tropicbird
• Phoenicopteriformes: Flamingos
• Piciformes: Woodpeckers, Toucans, Honeyguides
• Podicipediformes: Grebes
• Procellariiformes: Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Storm-Petrels
• Psittaciformes: Parakeets
• Incertae Sedis: Pteroclidadae: Sandgrouse
• Strigiformes: Owls
• Suliformes: Frigatebird, Booby, Gannet, Cormorant. Anhinga
• Tinamiformes: Tinamous
• Trogoniformes: Trogons, Quetzals
• Upupiformes: Tody, Motmot, Kingfisher

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