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Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin's birds.

Searching hints:

  • Use Ctrl-F to find the species you are looking for.
  • Search for just a single word from the species name. e.g., search for "black" (rather than 'black-crowned night heron").
  • Use the > arrow button in the find box to move to the next species that contains black. 
  • It may seem a little tedious to hit the > arrow button, but it is easier to search this way than it is to guess the exact words you need to search to get to the species you are looking for. Because of how the species names are formatted, it makes it very hard to search for "Yellow-bellied Flycatcher". Searching for just "flycatcher" (or even better "flyc") will get you there quicker.

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)

Odontophoridae (New World Quail)

Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)

Gaviidae (Loons)

Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)

Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

Pandionidae (Osprey)

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)

Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)

Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)

Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

Gruidae (Cranes)

Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)

Strigidae (Owls)

Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)

Apodidae (Swifts)

Trochilidea (Hummingbirds)

Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)

Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

Laniidae (Shrikes)

Vireonidae (Vireos)

Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)

Alaudidae (Larks)

Hirundinidae (Swallows)

Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)

Sittidae (Nuthatches)

Certhiidae (Treecreepers)

Troglodytidae (Wrens)

Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)

Regulidae (Kinglets)

Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)

Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)

Sturnidae (Starlings)

Bombycillidae (Waxwings)

Parulidae (New World Warblers)

Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)

Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)

Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)

Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)