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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 really 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 December 28, 2000. Want more information about this guide?

Quick Finder-click on the common name of the family to jump to that part of the list

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

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