There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Welcome to 10,000 Birds, where, between us, we expect to eventually see every single one. Expect plenty of commentary on natural history, science, politics, conservation, travel, and blogging along the way.
Are you fascinated by nature? Eager to travel? Passionate about understanding and observing the world’s birds over a lifetime of exploration? Then this is the site for you!
There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Here at 10,000 Birds, we expect to not only see but eventually photograph or write about every single one! Catch up on the latest posts about birds or check the taxonomic list below based on the IOC World Bird List.
- RHEIDAE – Rheas | Greater Rhea
- CRACIDAE – Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans | Red-billed Curassow
- PROCELLARIIDAE – Shearwaters and Petrels | Northern Fulmars | Manx Shearwater | Petrels of New Zealand
- ARDEIDAE – Herons, Egrets and Bitterns | Great Egret | What is a Night Heron?
- ARDEIDAE – Herons and Bitterns | What is a Night Heron?
- SULIDAE – Gannets and Boobies | Northern Gannet
- CATHARTIDAE – New World Vultures | Black and Turkey Vultures | California Condor
- PANDIONIDAE – Osprey | Osprey (seahawk) | Osprey migration | Ageing Osprey
- FALCONIDAE – Falcons and Caracaras | What is a Kestrel?
- ACCIPITRIDAE – Kites, Hawks, Eagles | What is a Raptor? | ID Feature: Cooper’s vs. Sharp-shinned Hawk | Buteos of the Mid-Atlantic | Ridgway’s Hawk | Harpy Eagle
- EURYPGIDAE – Sunbittern | Sunbittern
- RALLIDAE – Rails, Crakes, and Coots | Inaccessible Island Rail | Common Moorhen | What is a Coot?
- GRUIDAE – Cranes | Sandhill Cranes
- MELEAGRIDAE – Turkeys | Wild Turkey | Ocellated Turkey
- TETRAONIDAE – Grouse | What is a Sage-Grouse?
- PHASIANIDAE – Pheasants and Partridges | Photo-gallery: Cape Spurfowl | Photo-gallery: Crested Francolin | Chukar
- CHARADRIIDAE – Plovers and Lapwings | What is a Plover? | Plover Pronunciation | Plovers of Florida | Red-capped Plovers
- JACANIDAE – Jacanas | Jacana Pronunciation
- SCOLOPAClDAE – Sandpipers and Allies | American Woodcock | Photo-gallery: Pectoral Sandpiper | Photo-gallery: Least Sandpipers | Calidris sandpipers (peeps) | Sanderling | Photo-gallery: Juvenile Sanderlings | Photo-gallery: Grey Phalarope
- LARIIDAE – Gulls and Terns | Gulls of the Eastern Mediterranean | Iceland Gulls | Glaucous Gulls
- COLUMBIDAE – Pigeons and Doves | Photo-gallery: Inca Doves | Rock Pigeon | Fancy pigeons | Eurasian Collared-Dove | Photo-gallery: Dusky Turtle Dove
- PSITTICIDAE – Parrots | New Zealand Kaka | Cyanoramphus parakeets (Kakariki) | Mitred Parakeet | Macaws | Military Macaw
- CUCULIDAE – Cuckoos | Greater Roadrunner speed
- STRIGIDAE – Typical Owls | Spotted and Barred Owls | Northern Saw-whet Owl
- STEATORNITHIDAE – Oilbird | Oilbird
- TROCHILIDAE – Hummingbirds | Veragaun Mango | Emeralds | Sword-billed Hummingbird | Rufous Hummingbird | Velvet-purple Coronet | Ecuadorian Hillstar
- CORACIIDAE – Rollers | What is a Roller?
- TROGONIDAE – Trogons | Quetzals of Ecuador
- GALBULIDAE – Jacamars | Jacamars of Ecuador
- PICIDAE – Woodpeckers | Red-headed Woodpecker | More Red-headed Woodpecker | Golden-fronted Woodpecker | Nuttall’s Woodpecker
- PITTIDAE – Pittas | Finding Rainbow Pittas
- FURNARIIDAE – Ovenbirds | Pacific Hornero vs. Pale-legged Hornero | Photo-gallery: Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
- THAMNOPHILIDAE – Antbirds | Photo-gallery: Variable Antshrike | São Paulo Antwren
- GRALLARIIDAE – Antpittas | Maria the Giant Antpitta
- TYRANNIDAE – Tyrant flycatchers | What is an Empidonax Flycatcher? | What is a Phoebe? | Black Phoebe
- COTINGIDAE – Cotingas | Fruiteaters of Ecuador | Long-wattled Umbrellabird
- REMIZIDAE – Penduline Tits | Photo-gallery: Penduline Tit
- HIRUNDINIDAE – Swallows | Cliff Swallow
- ALAUDIDAE – Larks | Dupont’s Lark | Eurasian Skylarks of Brooklyn
- TROGLODYTIDAE – Wrens | Rock Wren
- MIMIDAE – Mockingbirds and Thrashers | What is a Mockingbird?
- TURDIDAE – Thrushes and Allies | Eastern Bluebird | Bicknell’s and Gray-cheeked Thrushes | American Robin
- POLIOPTILDAE – Gnatcatchers | California Gnatcatcher VS. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
- VIREONIDAE – Vireos | Vireos of Northeastern North America
- BOMBYCILLIDAE – Waxwings and Allies | What is a Waxwing? | Cedar Waxwings in Central Park | ID Feature: Cedar vs Bohemian Waxwing
- PARIDAE – Chickadees and Tits | What is a Titmouse?
- CORVIDAE – Crows, Jays and Magpies | Western (California) Scrub Jay | Florida Scrub Jay | Inca Jay vs. Green Jay | Steller’s Jay | Disturbing crow eating habit | Corvid intelligence | Black-billed Magpie | Northern Raven
- TICHODROMIDAE – Wallcreeper | Breeding Wallcreeper
- STURNIDAE – Starlings | Common Indian Myna
- SYLVIIDAE – Old World Warblers | Common Tailorbird
- TIMALLIIDAE – Babblers | Photo-gallery: Short-tailed Babbler
- PASSERIDAE – Old World Sparrows | House Sparrow
- MOTACILLIIDAE – Pipits and Wagtails | ID Feature: Buff-bellied Pipit | Photo-gallery: Grassland Pipit | Photo-gallery: Plain-backed Pipit. | Photo-gallery: Bushveld Pipit | Photo-gallery: Orange-throated Longclaw | Photo-gallery: White Wagtail | Photo-gallery: Pied Wagtail
- FRINGILLIDAE – Siskins, Crossbills and Allies | House Finch | American Goldfinch | Photo-gallery: Cape Canary
- DREPANIDIDAE – Hawaiian Honeycreepers | Po’ouli
- PARULIDAE – New World Warblers | Warblers Of Eastern North America | Kirtland’s Warbler | Townsend’s Warbler behaving normally | Photo-gallery: Golden-browed Warbler | Northern and Louisiana Waterthrushes | Slate-throated Whitestart
- THRAUPIDAE – Tanagers | Spindalis Tanagers
- EMBERIZIDAE – Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and Allies | Yariguies Brush Finch | White-throated Sparrow | Savannah Sparrow
- CARDINALIDAE – Saltators, Cardinals and Allies | What is a Cardinal?
- ICTERIDAE – Troupials and Allies | Bobolink | Great-tailed Grackle | Baltimore Oriole