Birds of New England by Order/Family

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Order: ANSERIFORMES

Ducks, Geese, & Waterfowl (Anatidae)


Order: GALLIFORMES


New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies (Phasianidae)


Order: PODICIPEDIFORMES


Grebes (Podicipedidae)


Order: COLUMBIFORMES


Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)


Order: CUCULIFORMES


Cuckoos (Cuculidae)


Order: CAPRIMULGIFORMES


Nightjars and Allies (Caprimulgidae)

Swifts (Apodidae)

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)


Order: GRUIFORMES


Rails and Coots (Rallidae)


Order: CHARADRIIFORMES


Plovers and Lapwings (Charadriidae)

Sandpipers and Allies (Scolopacidae)

Gulls and Terns (Laridae)


Order: GAVIIFORMES


Loons (Gaviidae)


Order: SULIFORMES


Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)


Order: PELECANIFORMES


Herons, Egrets and Bitterns (Ardeidae)

Ibises (Threskiornithidae)


Order: CATHARTIFORMES


New World Vultures (Cathartidae)


Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES

Osprey ((Pandionidae))

Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)


Order: STRIGIFORMES

Barn-Owls (Tytonidae)

Owls (Strigidae)


Order: CORACIIFORMES


Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)


Order: PICIFORMES


Woodpeckers (Picidae)


Order: FALCONIFORMES


Falcons (Falconidae)


Order: PASSERIFORMES

Tyrant Flycatchers
(Tyrannidae)

Shrikes (Laniidae)

Vireos (Vireonidae)

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Larks (Alaudidae)

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Treecreepers (Certhiidae)

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Gnatcatchers (Polioptilidae)

Kinglets (Regulidae)

Thrushes and Allies (Turdidae)

Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)

Starlings (Sturnidae)

Pipits (Motacillidae)

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Finches and Allies (Fringillidae)

Longspurs and Snow Buntings (Calcariidae)

New World Sparrows (Tyrannidae)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteriidae)

Blackbirds, Orioles and Allies (Icteridae)

New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Cardinals and Allies (Cardinalidae)

Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)