Species information are provided for the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by Order:  


Please see below for the listing of Families under each Order.


Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae - Ducks
Family: Phoenicopteridae - Flamingoes

Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae - Swifts
Family: Trochilidae - Hummingbirds

Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae - Nighthawks and Nightjars
Family: Nyctibiidae - Potoos
Family: Steatornithidae - Oilbirds

Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae - Plovers
Family: Burhinidae - Thick-knees
Family: Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
Family: Jacanidae - Jacanas
Family: Laridae - Gulls and Terns
Family: Recurvirostridae - Stilts and Avocets
Family: Rynchopidae - Skimmers
Family: Scolopacidae - Sandpipers and Snipe
Family: Stercorariidae - Skunas and Jaegers

Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae - Herons
Family: Cochleariidae - Boat-billed Herons
Family: Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills

Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves

Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Family: Momotidae - Motmots

Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae - Cuckoos

Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae - Kites, Hawks and Eagles
Family: Cathartidae - American Vultures
Family: Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons
Family: Pandionidae - Osprey

Galliformes

Family: Cracidae - Guans and Chachalacas

Gruiformes
Family: Aramidae - Limpkins
Family: Heliornithidae - Sungrebes
Family: Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules and Coots


Passeriformes
Family: Coerebidae - Bananaquits
Family: Cotingidae - Cotingas
Family: Dendrocolaptidae - Woodcreepers
Family: Formicariidae - Antbirds
Family: Fringillidae - Finches, Seedeaters and Grosbeaks
Family: Furnariidae - Ovenbirds
Family: Hirundinidae - Swallows
Family: Icteridae - American Orioles
Family: Mimidae - Mockingbirds
Family: Motacillidae - Pipits and Wagtails
Family: Parulidae - Wood Warblers
Family: Pipridae - Manakins
Family: Sylviidae - Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers
Family: Tersinidae -Swallow Tanagers
Family: Thraupidae - Honeycreepers and Tanagers
Family: Troglodytidae - Wrens
Family: Turdidae -Thrushes
Family: Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
Family: Vireonidae - Peppershrikes and Vireos

Pelecaniformes
Family: Anhingidae - Anhingas or Darters
Family: Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
Family: Pelecanidae - Pelicans
Family: Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
Family: Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Family: Sulidae: Boobies

Piciformes
Family: Galbulidae - Jacamars
Family: Picidae - Woodpeckers
Family: Ramphastidae - Toucans

Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae - Grebes

Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae - Storm Petrels
Family: Procellariidae - Petrels and Shearwaters

Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae - Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets

Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae - Owls
Family: Tytonidae - Barn Owls

Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae - Tinamous

Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae - Trogons


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Source: Ffrench, Richard (1991), A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
Cornell University Press
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/