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TINAMOUS - Tinamidae


       Great Tinamou

       Little Tinamou

       Thicket Tinamou

       Slaty-breasted Tinamou


GREBES - Podicipedidae


       Least Grebe

       Pied-billed Grebe

 

SHEARWATERS - Procellariidae


       Manx Shearwater

       Audubon's Shearwater

 

TROPICBIRDS - Phaethontidae


       White-tailed Tropicbird

 

BOOBIES & GANNETS - Sulidae


       Masked Booby

       Brown Booby

       Red-footed Booby

 

PELICANS - Pelecanidae


       American White Pelican

       Brown Pelican


CORMORANTS - Phalacrocoracidae


       Neotropic Cormorant

       Double-crested Cormorant


ANHINGAS - Anhingidae


       Anhinga


FRIGATEBIRDS - Fregatidae


       Magnificent Frigatebird

 

HERONS, EGRETS & BITTERNS - Ardeidae


       Pinnated Bittern

       American Bittern

       Least Bittern

       Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

       Great Blue Heron

       Great Egret

       Snowy Egret

       Little Blue Heron

       Tricolored Heron

       Reddish Egret

       Cattle Egret

       Green Heron

       Agami Heron

       Black-crowned Night-Heron

       Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

       Boat-billed Heron


IBISES & SPOONBILLS - Threskiornithidae


       White Ibis

       Scarlet Ibis

       Glossy Ibis

       White-faced Ibis

       Roseate Spoonbill

STORKS - Ciconiidae


       Jabiru

       Wood Stork


VULTURES - Cathartidae


       Black Vulture

       Turkey Vulture

       Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

       King Vulture


FLAMINGOS - Phoenicopteridae


       Greater Flamingo


SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS - Anatidae


       Black-bellied Whistling Duck

       Fulvous Whistling Duck

       Greater White-fronted Goose

       Snow Goose

       Muscovy Duck

       American Wigeon

       Mallard

       Blue-winged Teal

       Cinnamon Teal

       Northern Shoveler

       Northern Pintail

       Green-winged Teal

       Ring-necked Duck

       Lesser Scaup

       Hooded Merganser

       Red-breasted Merganser

       Masked Duck


HAWKS, KITES & EAGLES - Accipitridae


       Osprey

       Gray-headed Kite

       Hook-billed Kite

       Swallow-tailed Kite

       White-tailed Kite

       Snail Kite

       Double-toothed Kite

       Mississippi Kite

       Plumbeous Kite

       Black-collared Hawk

       Northern Harrier

       Sharp-shinned Hawk

       Cooper's Hawk

       Bi-colored Hawk

       Crane Hawk

       White Hawk

       Common Black-Hawk

       Great Black-Hawk

       Solitary Eagle

       Gray Hawk

       Roadside Hawk

       Broad-winged Hawk

       Short-tailed Hawk

       Swainson's Hawk

       White-tailed Hawk

       Zone-tailed Hawk

       Red-tailed Hawk

       Crested Eagle

       Harpy Eagle

       Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle

       Black Hawk-Eagle

       Ornate Hawk-Eagle

CARACARAS & FALCONS - Falconidae


       Barred Forest-Falcon

       Collared Forest-Falcon

       Crested Caracara

       Laughing Falcon

       American Kestrel

       Merlin

       Aplomado Falcon

       Bat Falcon

       Orange-breasted Falcon

       Peregrine Falcon


CURASSOWS & GUANS - Cracidae


       Plain Chachalaca

       Crested Guan

       Great Curassow


TURKEYS, GROUSE & PHEASANTS - Phasianidae


       Ocellated Turkey


QUAIL - Odontophoridae


       Black-throated Bobwhite

       Spotted Wood-Quail

       Singing Quail


RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS - Rallidae


       Ruddy Crake

       Gray-breasted Crake

       Black Rail

       Clapper Rail

       Rufous-necked Wood-Rail

       Gray-necked Wood-Rail

       Uniform Crake

       Sora

       Yellow-breasted Crake

       Spotted Rail

       Purple Gallinule

       Common Moorhen

       American Coot


SUNGREBES - Heliornithidae


       Sungrebe


LIMPKINS - Aramidae


       Limpkin


PLOVERS - Charadriidae


       Black-bellied Plover

       American-Golden Plover

       Collared Plover

       Snowy Plover

       Wilson's Plover

       Semipalmated Plover

       Killdeer


OYSTERCATCHERS - Haematopodidae


       American Oystercatcher


STILTS & AVOCETS - Recurvirostridae


       Black-necked Stilt

       American Avocet

JACANAS - Jacanidae


       Northern Jacana


SANDPIPERS & PHALAROPES - Scolopacidae


       Greater Yellowlegs

       Lesser Yellowlegs

       Solitary Sandpiper

       Willet

       Spotted Sandpiper

       Upland Sandpiper

       Whimbrel

       Long-billed Curlew

       Hudsonian Godwit

       Marbled Godwit

       Ruddy Turnstone

       Red Knot

       Sanderling

       Semipalmated Sandpiper

       Western Sandpiper

       Least Sandpiper

       White-rumped Sandpiper

       [Baird's Sandpiper]

       Pectoral Sandpiper

       Dunlin

       Stilt Sandpiper

       Buff-breasted Sandpiper

       Short-billed Dowitcher

       Long-billed Dowitcher

       Wilson's (Common) Snipe

       Common Snipe

       Wilson's Phalarope

       Red-necked Phalarope


SKUAS, GULLS, TERNS, & SKIMMERS - Laridae


       Great Skua

       Pomarine Jaeger

       Parasitic Jaeger

       Laughing Gull

       Franklin's Gull

       Bonaparte's Gull

       Black-tailed Gull

       Ring-billed Gull

       Herring Gull

       [Great Black-backed Gull]

       Black-legged Kittiwake

       Gull-billed Tern

       Caspian Tern

       Royal Tern

       Sandwich Tern

       Roseate Tern

       Common Tern

       Forster's Tern

       Least Tern

       Bridled Tern

       Black Tern

       Brown Noddy

       Black Noddy

       Black Skimmer



PIGEONS & DOVES - Columbidae


       Rock Dove

       Pale-vented Pigeon

       Scaled Pigeon

       White-crowned Pigeon

       Red-billed Pigeon

       Short-billed Pigeon

       Eurasian-collared Dove

       White-winged Dove

       Mourning Dove

       Inca Dove

       Common Ground-Dove

       Plain-breasted Ground-Dove

       Ruddy Ground-Dove

       Blue Ground-Dove

       White-tipped Dove

       Gray-fronted Dove

       Caribbean Dove

       Gray-chested Dove

       Ruddy Quail-Dove


PARROTS - Psittacidae


       Olive-throated (Aztec) Parakeet

       Scarlet Macaw

       Brown-hooded Parrot

       White-crowned Parrot

       White-fronted Parrot

       Yellow-lored (Yucatan) Parrot

       Red-lored Parrot

       Mealy Parrot

       Yellow-headed Parrot

       Yellow-naped Parrot


CUCKOOS & ANIS - Cuculidae


       Black-billed Cuckoo

       Yellow-billed Cuckoo

       Mangrove Cuckoo

       Squirrel Cuckoo

       Striped Cuckoo

       Pheasant Cuckoo

       Smooth-billed Ani

       Groove-billed Ani


BARN OWLS - Tyronidae


       Barn Owl


TYPICAL OWLS - Strigidae


       Vermiculated Screech-Owl

       Crested Owl

       Spectacled Owl

       Great Horned Owl

       Central American Pygmy-Owl

       Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

       Burrowing Owl

       Mottled Owl

       Black-and-white Owl

       Stygian Owl

       Short-eared Owl

       Striped Owl


NIGHTHAWKS & NIGHTJARS - Caprimulgidae


       Short-tailed Nighthawk

       Lesser Nighthawk

       Common Nighthawk

       Common Pauraque

       Yucatán Poorwill

       Chuck-will's-widow

       Yucatán Nightjar

       Whip-poor-will


POTOOS - Nyctibiidae


       [Great Potoo]

       Northern Potoo


SWIFTS - Apodidae


       White-chinned Swift

       Chestnut-collared Swift

       White-collared Swift

       Chimney Swift

       Vaux's Swift

       Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift


HUMMINGBIRDS - Trochilidae


       Band-tailed Barbthroat

       Long-tailed Hermit

       Stripe-throated (Little) Hermit

       Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

       Wedge-tailed Sabrewing

       Violet Sabrewing

       White-necked Jacobin

       Brown Violet-ear

       Green-breasted Mango

       Black-crested Coquette

       Canivet's Emerald

       Violet-crowned Woodnymph

       Blue-throated Goldentail

       White-bellied Emerald

       Azure-crowned Hummingbird

       Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

       Buff-bellied Hummingbird

       Cinnamon Hummingbird

       Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

       Purple-crowned Fairy

       Long-billed Starthroat

       [Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird]

       Ruby-throated Hummingbird


TROGONS - Trogonidae


       Black-headed Trogon

       Violaceous Trogon

       Collared Trogon

       Slaty-tailed Trogon


MOTMOTS - Momotidae


       Tody Motmot

       Blue-crowned Motmot

       Keel-billed Motmot


KINGFISHERS - Alcedinidae


       Ringed Kingfisher

       Belted Kingfisher

       Amazon Kingfisher

       Green Kingfisher

       American Pygmy Kingfisher


PUFFBIRDS - Bucconidae


       White-necked Puffbird

       White-whiskered Puffbird


JACAMARS - Galbulidae


       Rufous-tailed Jacamar


TOUCANS - Ramphastidae


       Emerald Toucanet

       Collared Araçari

       Keel-billed Toucan


WOODPECKERS - Picidae


       Acorn Woodpecker

       Black-cheeked Woodpecker

       Red-vented Woodpecker

       Golden-fronted Woodpecker

       Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

       Ladder-backed Woodpecker

       Smoky-brown Woodpecker

       Golden-olive Woodpecker

       Chestnut-colored Woodpecker

       Lineated Woodpecker

       Pale-billed Woodpecker


OVENBIRDS - Furnariidae


       Rufous-breasted Spinetail

       Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner

       Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner

       Plain Xenops

       Tawny-throated Leaftosser

       Scaly-throated Leaftosser


WOODCREEPERS - Dendrocolaptidae


       Tawny-winged Woodcreeper

       Ruddy Woodcreeper

       Olivaceus Woodcreeper

       Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

       Strong-billed Woodcreeper

       Northern Barred-Woodcreeper

       Ivory-billed Woodcreeper

       Spotted Woodcreeper

       Streak-headed Woodcreeper


ANTBIRDS - Thamnophilidae


       Great Antshrike

       Barred Antshrike

       Western Slaty-Antshrike

       Russet Antshrike

       Plain Antvireo

       Slaty Antwren

       Dot-winged Antwren

       Dusky Antbird

       Bare-crowned Antbird


ANTTHRUSHES - Formicariidae


       Black-faced Antthrush


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae (subfamily: Elaeniinae)


       Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet

       Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

       Greenish Elaenia

       Carribean Elaenia

       Yellow-bellied Elaenia

       Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

       Sepia-capped Flycatcher

       Paltry Tyrannulet

       Northern Bentbill

       Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher

       Common Tody-Flycatcher

       Eye-ringed Flatbill

       Yellow-olive Flycatcher

       Stub-tailed Spadebill


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae (subfamily: Fluvicolinae)


       Royal Flycatcher

       Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher

       Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher

       Olive-sided Flycatcher

       Greater Pewee

       Western Wood-Pewee

       Eastern Wood-Pewee

       Tropical Pewee


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae (genus: Empidonax)


       Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

       Acadian Flycatcher

       Alder Flycatcher

       Willow Flycatcher

       White-throated Flycatcher

       Least Flycatcher

       Black Phoebe

       [Eastern Phoebe]

       Vermilion Flycatcher






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TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae (subfamily: Tyranninae)


       Bright-rumped Attila

       Rufous Mourner

       Yucatán Flycatcher

       Dusky-capped Flycatcher

       Great Crested Flycatcher

       Brown-crested Flycatcher

       Great Kiskadee

       Boat-billed Flycatcher

       Social Flycatcher

       Streaked Flycatcher

       Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

       Piratic Flycatcher

       Tropical Kingbird

       Couch's Kingbird

       Cassin's Kingbird

       Western Kingbird

       Eastern Kingbird

       Gray Kingbird

       Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

       Fork-tailed Flycatcher


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae (unknown genera)


       Thrushlike Schiffornis

       Rufous Piha

       Speckled Mourner

       Cinnamon Becard

       White-winged Becard

       Gray-collared Becard

       Rose-throated Becard

       Masked Tityra

       Black-crowned Tityra


COTINGAS - Cotingidae


       Lovely Cotinga     


MANAKINS - Pipridae


       White-collared Manakin

       Red-capped Manakin


VIREOS - Vireonidae


       White-eyed Vireo

       Mangrove Vireo

       Yellow-throated Vireo

       Plumbeous Vireo

       Blue-headed Vireo

       Warbling Vireo

       Philadelphia Vireo

       Red-eyed Vireo

       Yellow-green Vireo

       Black-whiskered Vireo

       Yucatán Vireo

       Tawny-crowned Greenlet

       Lesser Greenlet

       Green Shrike-Vireo

       Rufous-browed Peppershrike

JAYS, CROWS & MAGPIES - Corvidae


       Green Jay

       Brown Jay

       Yucatán Jay


SWALLOWS - Hirundinidae


       Purple Martin

       Snowy-bellied Martin

       Gray-breasted Martin

       Tree Swallow

       Mangrove Swallow

       Northern Rough-winged Swallow

       Ridgway's Rough-winged Swallow

       Bank Swallow

       Cliff Swallow

       Cave Swallow

       Barn Swallow


WRENS - Troglodytidae


       Band-backed Wren

       Spot-breasted Wren

       Carolina Wren

       Plain Wren

       House Wren

       Sedge Wren

       White-bellied Wren

       White-breasted Wood-Wren

       Nightingale Wren


OLD WORLD WARBLERS, GNATCATCHERS & GNATWRENS - Sylviidae


       Long-billed Gnatwren

       Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

       Tropical Gnatcatcher


THRUSHES - Turdidae


       Eastern Bluebird

       Slate-colored Solitaire

       Veery

       Gray-cheeked Thrush

       Swainson's Thrush

       Wood Thrush

       Clay-colored Thrush

       White-throated Robin

       American Robin


THRASHERS - Mimidae


       Gray Catbird

       Black Catbird

       Tropical Mockingbird


PIPITS & WAGTAILS - Motacillidae


       American Pipit     


WAXWINGS - Bombycillidae


       Cedar Waxwing


WOOD WARBLERS - Parulidae


       Blue-winged Warbler

       Golden-winged Warbler

       Blue-winged x Golden-winged Warbler

       Tennessee Warbler

       Orange-crowned Warbler

       Nashville Warbler

       Virginia's Warbler

       Northern Parula

       Tropical Parula

       Yellow Warbler

       Mangrove Warbler

       Chestnut-sided Warbler

       Magnolia Warbler

       Cape May Warbler

       Black-throated Blue Warbler

       Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

       Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

       Black-throated Gray Warbler

       Golden-cheeked Warbler

       Black-throated Green Warbler

       Townsend's Warbler

       Hermit Warbler

       Blackburnian Warbler

       Yellow-throated Warbler

       Grace's Warbler

       Prairie Warbler

       Palm Warbler

       Bay-breasted Warbler

       Blackpoll Warbler

       Cerulean Warbler

       Black-and-white Warbler

       American Redstart

       Prothonotary Warbler

       Worm-eating Warbler

       Swainson's Warbler

       Ovenbird

       Northern Waterthrush

       Louisiana Waterthrush

       Kentucky Warbler

       [Connecticut Warbler]

       Mourning Warbler

       Common Yellowthroat

       Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

       Hooded Warbler

       Wilson's Warbler

       Canada Warbler

       Golden-crowned Warbler

       Rufous-capped Warbler

       Yellow-breasted Chat

       Gray-throated Chat


BANANAQUIT - Coerebidae


       Bananaquit


TANAGERS - Thraupidae


       Common Bush-Tanager

       Gray-headed Tanager

       Black-throated Shrike-Tanager

       Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

       Red-throated Ant-Tanager

       Rose-throated Tanager

       Hepatic Tanager

       Summer Tanager

       Scarlet Tanager

       Western Tanager

       Flame-colored Tanager

       White-winged Tanager

       Crimson-collared Tanager

       Passerini's Tanager

       Blue-gray Tanager

       Yellow-winged Tanager

       Scrub Euphonia

       Yellow-throated Euphonia

       Elegant (Blue-hooded) Euphonia

       Olive-backed Euphonia

       White-vented Euphonia

       Golden-hooded Tanager

       Green Honeycreeper

       Shining Honeycreeper

       Red-legged Honeycreeper


SEEDEATERS & SPARROWS - Emberizidae


       Blue-black Grassquit

       Slate-colored Seedeater

       Variable Seedeater

       White-collared Seedeater

       Thick-billed Seed-Finch

       Blue Seedeater

       Yellow-faced Grassquit

       Grassland Yellow-Finch

       Orange-billed Sparrow

       Olive Sparrow

       Green-backed Sparrow

       Botteri's Sparrow

       Rusty Sparrow

       Chipping Sparrow

       Clay-colored Sparrow

       Vesper Sparrow

       Lark Sparrow

       Savannah Sparrow

       Grasshopper Sparrow

       Lincoln's Sparrow

       White-crowned Sparrow


SALTATORS, GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS - Cardinalidae


       Grayish Saltator

       Buff-throated Saltator

       Black-headed Saltator

       Black-faced Grosbeak

       Northern Cardinal

       Rose-breasted Grosbeak

       Black-headed Grosbeak

       Blue-black Grosbeak

       Blue Bunting

       Blue Grosbeak

       Indigo Bunting

       Painted Bunting

       Dickcissel


BLACKBIRDS -Icteridae


       Bobolink

       Red-winged Blackbird

       Eastern Meadowlark

       Yellow-headed Blackbird

       Melodious Blackbird

       Great-tailed Grackle

       [Shiny Cowbird]

       Bronzed Cowbird

       Brown-headed Cowbird

       Giant Cowbird

       Black-cowled Oriole

       Orchard Oriole

       Hooded Oriole

       Yellow-backed Oriole

       Yellow-tailed Oriole

       Orange Oriole

       Altamira Oriole

       Baltimore Oriole

       Yellow-billed Cacique

       Chestnut-headed Oropendola

       Montezuma Oropendola


FINCHES - Fringillidae


       Red Crossbill

       Black-headed Siskin

       Lesser Goldfinch


OLD WORLD SPARROWS - Passeridae


       House Sparrow



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