Birds are often envied for their ability to fly, but not all of them can. Learn how birds can manipulate feathers, bone and wing structure to soar through the air and even dive-bomb into the water for food.

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Birds of prey tend to have excellent eyesight and attack with their sharp talons. Read how eagles can fly over thunderclouds, owls can hunt in pitch black and much more. See more »

Fowl

Fowl

The terms Fowl and Poultry are often used interchangeably, but scientifically speaking Fowl birds are of the Superorder Galloanserae. See more »

Gruiformes

Gruiformes

Gruiformes are birds with long legs, necks and beaks. Gruiformes have elaborate courtship rituals and form large flocks. See more »

Miscellaneous Birds

Miscellaneous Birds

Biodiversity if an amazing and wonderful thing. But it also means that there are many types of birds that don't fit into a specific categories. Read about all types of strange but beautiful birds in this section. See more »

Pelicans

Pelicans

Pelicans are perhaps most famous for their large pouches in their bills that they use to catch fish. Pelicans are found on every continent except Antarctica and live near coasts and large inland lakes. See more »

Perching Birds

Perching Birds

Perching birds, or songbirds, are the most common birds on Earth. From cardinals to wrens, explore the different types of perching birds. See more »

Seabirds

Seabirds

Seabirds is a generic term literally for birds that live and feed near or in the sea. Seabirds commonly include terns, gulls, auks and even penguins. See more »

Shorebirds

Shorebirds

Shorebirds is another diverse group of birds that live, nest and feed in-shore. Shorebirds have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. See more »

Wading Birds

Wading Birds

Wading birds generally are tall, sleek birds with long beaks which they use to hunt in shallow waters. The herons are an exception but are still generally included as a wading bird. See more »

Waterfowl

Waterfowl

Waterfowl, which include ducks, geese and swans, are fowl that live in and around water. Most are strong swimmers with medium to large bodies. See more »

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers are birds that feed by "pecking" or boring into wood in search of insects to eat. Woodpeckers are found around the world. See more »