List of birds of North America (Suliformes)
The birds listed below all belong to the biological order Suliformes, and are native to North America.
Frigatebirds are large seabirds usually found over tropical oceans. They are large, black or black and white, with long wings and deeply forked tails. The males have colored inflatable throat pouches. They do not swim or walk and cannot take off from a flat surface. Having the largest wingspan-to-body-weight ratio of any bird, they are essentially aerial, able to stay aloft for more than a week.
- Great frigatebird, Fregata minor LC
- Lesser frigatebird, Fregata ariel (A) LC
- Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens LC
Boobies and gannets
- Blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii LC
- Brown booby, Sula leucogaster LC
- Masked booby, Sula dactylatra LC
- Nazca booby, Sula granti LC
- Northern gannet, Morus bassanus LC
- Peruvian booby, Sula variegata (A) LC
- Red-footed booby, Sula sula LC
Cormorants are medium-to-large aquatic birds, usually with mainly dark plumage and areas of colored skin on the face. The bill is long, thin and sharply hooked. Their feet are four-toed and webbed, a distinguishing feature among the Pelecaniformes order
- Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus LC
- Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus LC
- Great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo LC
- Guanay cormorant, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii (C) NT
- Neotropic cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus LC
- Pelagic cormorant, Phalacrocorax pelagicus LC
- Red-faced cormorant, Phalacrocorax urile LC
Darters are cormorant-like water birds with very long necks and long, straight beaks. They are fish eaters which often swim with only their neck above the water.
- Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga LC