Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Bird Population Studies

Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter

Here we present photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds.

User's note added 18 June 2002: We caution users against use of on-the-fly translator sites, as they introduce modifications and distortions of the text.

Please cite this page as:

Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

This page is a composite of the efforts of many people who have donated photographs, songs, and other information. The photographs, videos and songs are used with permission of the authors. Do not copy photographs, videos or songs without their permission!

Last updated on May 17, 2017. Want more information about this guide?

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Albatrosses Anhinga Auks
Barn-Owls Blackbirds & Orioles Boobies Bulbul Bushtit
Chachalaca Chickadees & Titmice Cormorants Cranes Creeper Cuckoos
Dipper Doves Eagles, Kites & Hawks Falcons Finches Flamingo Flycatchers Frigatebirds
Gnatcatchers Goatsuckers Grebes Grosbeaks & Buntings Grouse
Herons Hummingbirds Ibis Jacana Jaegers, Gulls & Terns Jays & Crows
Kingfishers Kinglets Larks Limpkin Loons Mockingbirds & Thrashers New World Vultures Nuthatches
Old World Sparrows Olive Warbler Owls Oystercatchers Parakeet Pelicans Phainopepla Plovers Quail
Rails Sandpipers Shearwaters Shrikes Starling Stilt & Avocet Stork Storm-Petrels Swallows Swifts
Tanagers Thrushes Towhees & Sparrows Trogons Tropicbirds
Verdin Vireos Wagtails & Pipits Warblers Waterfowl Waxwings Woodpeckers Wrens Wrentit

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