List of birds of the Netherlands

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This is a list of the bird species recorded in the Netherlands. The avifauna, typical of coastal northern Europe, consists of 463 species including seven introduced species.

Anseriformes[edit]

Anatidae: swans, geese and ducks

Galliformes[edit]

Tetraonidae: grouse

Phasianidae: partridges, pheasants and quails

Gaviiformes[edit]

Gaviidae: divers

Podicipediformes[edit]

Podicepidae: grebes

Procellariiformes[edit]

Procellariidae: fulmar, shearwaters, gadfly and other petrels

Hydrobatidae: storm petrels

Suliformes[edit]

Sulidae: gannets

Phalacrocoracidae: cormorants

Pelecaniformes[edit]

Pelecanidae, pelicans

Ardeidae: herons and bitterns

Threskiornithidae: ibises and spoonbills

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Ciconiidae: storks

Phoenicopteriformes[edit]

Phoenicopteridae Flamingos

Accipitriformes[edit]

Pandionidae: osprey

Accipitridae: hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, kites and allies

Falconiformes[edit]

Falconidae: falcons

Gruiformes[edit]

Rallidae: rails and crakes

Gruidae: cranes

Otidiformes[edit]

Otidae: bustards

Charadriiformes[edit]

Suborder Charadrii: waders[edit]

Dunlin

Haematopodidae: oystercatchers

Recurvirostridae: avocets and stilts

Burhinidae: thick-knees

Glareolidae: coursers and pratincoles

Charadriidae: plovers and lapwings

Scolopacidae: typical waders or shorebirds

Suborder Lari: skuas, gulls and terns[edit]

Stercorariidae: skuas

Laridae: gulls, terns, and skimmers

Suborder Alcae: auks[edit]

Alcidae: auks

Pterocliformes[edit]

Pteroclidae: sandgrouse

Columbiformes[edit]

Columbidae: pigeons and doves

Psittaciformes[edit]

Psittaculidae: parrots

Cuculiformes[edit]

Cuculidae: cuckoos

Strigiformes[edit]

Tytonidae: barn owls

Strigidae: owls

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

Caprimulgidae: nightjars

Apodiformes[edit]

Apodidae: swifts

Coraciiformes[edit]

Meropidae: bee-eaters

Coraciidae: rollers

Upupidae: hoopoes

Piciformes[edit]

Picidae: woodpeckers

Passeriformes[edit]

Alaudidae, larks

Hirundinidae, swallows and martins

Motacillidae, wagtails and pipits

Bombycillidae, waxwings

Cinclidae, dippers

Troglodytidae, wrens

  • Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes

Mimidae, mockingbirds

Prunellidae, accentors

Turdidae thrushes and chats

Corvidae crows, ravens, and allies

Cisticolidae cisticolas

Cettiidae cettid warblers

Locustellidae locustellid warblers

Acrocephalidae acrocephalid warblers

Phylloscopidae Old World warblers

Sylviidae Old World warblers

Regulidae kinglets

Muscicapidae Old World flycatchers

Paradoxornithidae: parrotbills

Aegithalidae long-tailed tits

Remizidae

Paridae tits

Tichodromadidae Wallcreeper

Sittidae nuthatches

Certhiidae treecreepers

Laniidae shrikes

Calcariidae longspurs and arctic buntings

Emberizidae buntings and, as very rare vagrants, American sparrows

Cardinalidae

Vireonidae vireos rare vagrants

Parulidae New World warblers – very rare vagrants

Icteridae icterids – very rare vagrant

Fringillidae finches

Ploceidae sparrows

Sturnidae starlings

Oriolidae orioles

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