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I am looking for an exhaustive list of bird names
September 24, 2011 12:15 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for an exhaustive list of bird names

The request is pretty simple, I just don't know if this sort of thing exists. I want a list of as many birds as possible, and it needs to be by their common name, not by their scientific name. Ie Warbler, not genustypicuswarblerium or whatever their actual latin name is.

Any ideas where to find this sort of thing?
posted by wooh to Pets & Animals (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Wikipedia links to this book and this list.
posted by jabes at 12:19 PM on September 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


This looks like a decent one (Googled for 'bird list').
posted by box at 12:19 PM on September 24, 2011


Start here, then move on to this, this, this, this, this, and this.

(Yes, Australia twice and no South America. *shrug*)
posted by Sys Rq at 12:22 PM on September 24, 2011


Hah, awesome.
posted by wooh at 12:23 PM on September 24, 2011


You might also try Cornell, who hosts the Backyard Bird Count. The lists are divided into regions, but you might be able to cobble a pretty good list for any particular region. The search form is here.
posted by Gilbert at 12:25 PM on September 24, 2011


Something to listen to while you read through them: Bird List Song.
posted by jrb223 at 12:32 PM on September 24, 2011


Sibley's Guide to Birds is pretty great, it has an index by bird species as well as the Latin names.
posted by Wuggie Norple at 12:48 PM on September 24, 2011


My Sibley guide has 810 bird species in it. It only covers North American birds and only in English. How exhaustive a list do you want?
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 6:42 PM on September 24, 2011


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