Test your scientific skills.

Use our taxonomy tree below to find a bird. It is harder than it looks. Remember, some of these names have synonyms.

  • Class Aves (896 species)
    Birds

    • Order Ciconiiformes (288 species)
      Auks, Herons, Ibises, Penguins, Storks

      • Family Gaviidae (5 species)
        Divers, Loons

      • Family Podicipedidae (7 species)

      • Family Diomedeidae (7 species)
        Albatrosses

      • Family Procellariidae (18 species)
        Fulmars, Petrels, Shearwaters

      • Family Hydrobatidae (10 species)
        Storm Petrels

      • Family Phaethontidae (3 species)

      • Family Pelecanidae (2 species)

      • Family Sulidae (5 species)

      • Family Phalacrocoracidae (6 species)

      • Family Anhingidae (1 species)

      • Family Fregatidae (3 species)

      • Family Ardeidae (16 species)

      • Family Ciconiidae (5 species)
        American Vultures

      • Family Threskiornithidae (5 species)

      • Family Phoenicopteridae (1 species)

      • Family Accipitridae (26 species)
        Eagles, Hawks, Kites

      • Family Falconidae (9 species)
        Caracaras, Falcons

      • Family Jacanidae (1 species)

      • Family Charadriidae (21 species)
        Avocets, Oystercatchers, Plovers, Stilts

      • Family Scolopacidae (65 species)

      • Family Burhinidae (1 species)

      • Family Glareolidae (1 species)

      • Family Stercorariidae (3 species)

      • Family Laridae (45 species)
        Auks, Guillemots, Gulls, Murres, Puffins, Terns

      • Family Alcidae (22 species)

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