Birds of the World
These pages contain Lee’s Birds of the World, based on the IOC World Bird List 5.3 contains 10,580 extant species (and 152 extinct species) classified in 40 Orders, 239 Families (plus 2 Incertae Sedis) and 2281 Genera. All the ORDERs and the Families are listed. Please enjoy looking around at the references to the numerous birds that the Lord has created.
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. (Genesis 1:21-22 NKJV)
All photographs have been used with the permission of the photographers listed or are in the public domain. Please honor their copyrights.
All the Indexes are now up to date and it makes it easier to find them with the Alphabetical List of the Birds. (The use of your “Search” or “Find” on your browser is very useful on long lists. “Control + F” is the shortcut for Find. I use it quite frequently.)
Eye of the Beholder – Bird Names (About the beginning of this project)