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BirdFiles: The Dave's Garden Bird Database

Welcome to BirdFiles, a database designed to help birders identify the birds in their gardens and in nature. BirdFiles continues to grow through the collaborative efforts of 676 people from around the world. Any registered user may add new birds, images, comments, and ZIP codes.

There are 3,526 birds listed, with 8,049 images and 955 comments in our database.

You may search for entries by common or scientific name, or browse through an entire order of birds to find what you're looking for. If you would like to add your own photo, description, or other details to a particular bird, you will find the links to do just that under the current information within each entry.

If you know of a bird that is not yet in our database we invite you to add it. (You must be a registered member of Dave's Garden to create new entries, or add information and photos to our database. Membership is free, click here for instructions.)

BirdFiles is part of the Dave's Garden community. If you like this feature, you may be interested in our Bird Watching Forum. Please take a quick tour of Dave's Garden and see the many other tools and features we provide for our members!

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Browse bird orders:

Accipitriformes
Anseriformes
Apodiformes
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Caprimulgiformes
Cariamiformes
Charadriiformes
Ciconiiformes
Coliiformes
Columbiformes
Coraciiformes
Cuculiformes
Eurypygiformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gaviiformes
Gruiformes
Mesitornithiformes
Opisthocomiformes
Otidiformes
Passeriformes
Pelecaniformes
Phaethontiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Piciformes
Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes
Psittaciformes
Pteroclidiformes
Sphenisciformes
Strigiformes
Struthioniformes
Suliformes
Tinamiformes
Trogoniformes

The latest images:

BirdMemberThumbnail
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) dushyantdhari Image
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) Clary Image
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) CAndersen Image
Lapland Bunting, Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Chillybean Image
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) Chillybean Image
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) dushyantdhari Image
Magpie Robin, Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) dushyantdhari Image
Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) dushyantdhari Image
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) jmorth Image
Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) dushyantdhari Image
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) jmorth Image
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) jmorth Image
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) jmorth Image
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) jmorth Image
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) dushyantdhari Image
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) Chillybean Image
Audubon's Warbler (formerly Yellow-rumped Warbler p.p.) (Setophaga auduboni) Chillybean Image
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) Chillybean Image
White-throated Kingfisher, Smyrna Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) dushyantdhari Image
White-throated Kingfisher, Smyrna Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) dushyantdhari Image
White-throated Kingfisher, Smyrna Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) dushyantdhari Image
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) CAndersen Image
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) CAndersen Image
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) CAndersen Image
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) Chillybean Image

The latest comments:

BirdMemberRating Type
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) Adrastia217 Neutral
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) mogu Positive
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) Chillybean Neutral
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) CAndersen Positive
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) CAndersen Positive
Merlin (Falco columbarius) Chillybean Positive
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) CAndersen Positive
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) CAndersen Positive
Tundra Swan, Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus) Rickwebb Positive
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Chillybean Positive
Starling, Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Chillybean Negative
Starling, Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) oregon_guy Positive
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) Chillybean Positive
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) Chillybean Positive
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) TaosBill Positive
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) gasrocks Positive
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) RosinaBloom Positive
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) Chillybean Positive
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) Chillybean Positive
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) Chillybean Positive
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Bhavi Positive
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) avazquez Positive
Fulvous Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) DAT60A3 Positive
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Chillybean Positive
Dusky Eagle Owl (Bubo coromandus) mogu Neutral

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