Note: I recently moved these galleries over to FlickrTo reach the old-style galleries, click here, though I am no longer maintaining them, and I fixed numerous typos, mistakes, and other issues while transferring the galleries over.

All photos were taken in the wild. There are no photos of birds in captivity, birds in the hand, or birds that had been mist-netted and released.
The gallery is arranged in taxonomical order by family. This gallery has only Neotropical birds - for my photos of birds outside of the Neotropics, check out this gallery.

I have decided to include some rather poor photos in here as well, especially when they are are of uncommon species for which few photos exist that were taken in a natural setting. Even a bad photo can sometimes be useful, either to document a sighting or to aid in identification.

Currently online: approximately 3183 photos of 2189 neotropical bird species. Taxonomy follows Cornell's eBird/Clements list, though somtimes I am slow to implement recent taxonomical changes. If you find a mistake in this gallery, I would really appreciate it if you could email me about it. For a list of references used while compiling this gallery, please click here.

SYSTEMATIC INDEX OF ALL SPECIES. <--Follow this link if you are looking for a particular species; you will find what you are looking for much more quickly.

 

RHEAS   -   RHEIDAE
TINAMOUS   -   TINAMIDAE
SCREAMERS   -   ANHIMIDAE
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS   -   ANATIDAE
GUANS, CURASSOWS, AND CHACHALACAS   -   CRACIDAE
NEW WORLD QUAILS   -   ODONTOPHORIDAE
GREBES   -   PODICIPEDIDAE
FLAMINGOS   -   PHOENICOPTERIDAE
PENGUINS   -   SPHENISCIDAE
ALBATROSSES   -   DIOMEDEIDAE
SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS   -   PROCELLARIIDAE
STORM-PETRELS   -   HYDROBATIDAE
TROPICBIRDS   -   PHAETHONTIDAE
STORKS   -   CICONIIDAE
FRIGATEBIRDS   -   FREGATIDAE
BOOBIES   -   SULIDAE
CORMORANTS   -   PHALACROCORACIDAE
ANHINGAS   -   ANHINGIDAE
PELICANS   -   PELECANIDAE
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS   -   ARDEIDAE
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS   -   THRESKIORNITHIDAE
NEW WORLD VULTURES   -   CATHARTIDAE
OSPREY   -   PANDIONIDAE
HAWKS, KITES, AND EAGLES   -   ACCIPITRIDAE
SUNBITTERN   -   EURYPYGIDAE
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS   -   RALLIDAE
FINFOOTS   -   HELIORNITHIDAE
LIMPKIN   -   ARAMIDAE
TRUMPETERS   -   PSOPHIIDAE
MAGELLANIC PLOVER   -   PLUVIANELLIDAE
THICK-KNEES   -   BURHINIDAE
STILTS AND AVOCETS   -   RECURVIROSTRIDAE
OYSTERCATCHERS   -   HAEMATOPODIDAE
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS   -   CHARADRIIDAE
SEEDSNIPES   -   THINOCORIDAE
JACANAS   -   JACANIDAE
SANDPIPERS, SNIPES, ETC.   -   SCOLOPACIDAE
SKUAS AND JAEGERS   -   STERCORARIIDAE
GULLS AND TERNS   -   LARIDAE
PIGEONS AND DOVES   -   COLUMBIDAE
HOATZIN   -   OPISTHOCOMIDAE
CUCKOOS AND ANIS   -   CUCULIDAE
BARN OWLS   -   TYTONIDAE
OWLS   -   STRIGIDAE
NIGHTJARS   -   CAPRIMULGIDAE
POTOOS   -   NYCTIBIIDAE
OILBIRD   -   STEATORNITHIDAE
SWIFTS   -   APODIDAE
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE 
TROGONS AND QUETZALS   -   TROGONIDAE
MOTMOTS   -   MOMOTIDAE
KINGFISHERS   -   ALCEDINIDAE
PUFFBIRDS   -   BUCCONIDAE
JACAMARS   -   GALBULIDAE
BARBETS   -   CAPITONIDAE
TOUCAN-BARBETS - SEMNORNITHIDAE
TOUCANS   -   RAMPHASTIDAE
WOODPECKERS   -   PICIDAE
SERIEMAS   -   CARIAMIDAE
FALCONS AND CARACARAS   -   FALCONIDAE
PARROTS AND MACAWS   -   PSITTACIDAE
SAPAYOA   -   SAPAYOIDAE

ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE
CRESCENTCHESTS   -   MELANOPAREIIDAE
GNATEATERS   -   CONOPOPHAGIDAE
ANTPITTAS   -   GRALLARIDAE
TAPACULOS   -   RHINOCRYPTIDAE
ANTTHRUSHES   -   FORMICARIIDAE

OVENBIRDS & WOODCREEPERS  -   FURNARIIDAE
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE
SHARPBILL - OXYRUNCIDAE
COTINGAS   -   COTINGIDAE
MANAKINS   -   PIPRIDAE
TITYRAS AND ALLIES   -   TITYRIDAE
VIREOS   -   VIREONIDAE
JAYS   -   CORVIDAE
SWALLOWS   -   HIRUNDINIDAE
TREECREEPERS   -   CERTHIIDAE
WRENS   -   TROGLODYTIDAE
GNATCATCHERS   -   POLIOPTILIDAE
DIPPERS   -   CINCLIDAE
DONACOBIUS   -   DONACOBIIDAE
THRUSHES   -   TURDIDAE
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS   -   MIMIDAE
PIPITS   -   MOTACILLIDAE
SILKY-FLYCATCHERS   -   PTILOGONATIDAE
OLIVE WARBLER   -   PEUCEDRAMIDAE
NEW WORLD WARBLERS   -   PARULIDAE
TANAGERS  AND ALLIES   -   THRAUPIDAE
PASSERELLIDAE   -   NEW WORLD BUNTINGS & SPARROWS
ZELEDONIIDAE  -   WRENTHRUSH
MITROPSINGIDAE  -   MITROSPINGID TANAGERS
CARDINALS AND ALLIES   -   CARDINALIDAE
TROUPIALS AND ALLIES   -   ICTERIDAE
SISKINS, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES   -   FRINGILLIDAE


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