Birds of Alberta

Summer Residents:

Order Gaviiformes

Loons (Family Gaviidae):

Order Podicipediformes

Grebes (Family Podicipedidae):

Order Pelecaniformes

Pelicans (Family Pelecanidae):

Cormorants (Family Phalacrocoracidae)

Order Ciconiiformes

Herons (Family Ardeidae):

Ibises (Family Threskiornithidae)

Order Anseriformes

Waterfowl (Family Anatidae)

Order Falconiformes

Hawks and Eagles (Family Accipitridae)

Vultures (Family Cathartidae)

Falcons (Family Falconidae):

Osprey (Family Pandionidae):

Order Gruiformes

Rails and Coots (Family Rallidae):

Cranes (Family Gruidae)

Order Charadriiformes

Plovers (Family Charadriidae)

Avocets and Stilts (Family Recurvirostridae)

Sandpipers (Family Scolopacidae)

Gulls (Family Laridae)

Order Cuculiformes

Cuckoos (Family Cuculidae)

Order Columbiformes

Doves (Family Columbidae)

Order Strigiformes

Owls (Family Strigidae)

Order Caprimulgiformes

Nightjars (Family Caprimulgidae)

Order Apodiformes

Swifts (Family Apodidae)

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae)

Order Coraciiformes

Kingfishers (Family Alcedinidae)

Order Piciformes

Woodpeckers (Family Picidae)

Order Passeriformes

(The most numerous of all the orders of birds)

Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae)

Shrikes (Family Laniidae)

Vireos (Family Vireonidae)

Crows and Jays (Family Corvidae)

Larks (Family Alaudidae)

Swallows (Family Hirundidae)

Wrens (Family Troglodytidae)

Kinglets (Family Regulidae)

Bluebirds and Thrushes (Family Turnidae)

Starlings (Family Sturnidae)

Mimic Thrushes (Family Mimidae)

Pipits (Family Motacillidae)

Waxwings (Family Bombycillidae)

Warblers (Family Parulidae)

Tanagers (Family Thraupidae)

Sparrows (Family Emberizidae)

Buntings and Grosbeaks (Family Cardinalidae)

Blackbirds (Family Icteridae)

Finches (Family Fringillidae)




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