Bird Species of the World

Below is a list of some of bird species that nest in North America north of Mexico. IT also includes vagrants that occur regularly and some accidentals that arrive from other continents. Because most North American species are migratory, observers anywhere on this continent have an opportunity to find a great variety of species close to home. Breeding birds are species of native and introduced birds that nest regularly north of Mexico. Regular visitors, such as seabirds from southern hemisphere and land birds from eastern Asia, Mexico, West Indies migrate or wander to North America. Casual and accidental visitors are foreign species that stray occasionally into our region, especially western Alaska, extreme southern United States, Newfoundland and Greenland. Those thought most likely to occur are also considered birds of North America.


Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
a bird wearing a 'casque'