List of threatened birds of the United States

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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 77 bird species in the United States are threatened with extinction.[1] The IUCN has classified each of these species into one of three conservation statuses: vulnerable VU, endangered EN, and critically endangered CR (v. 2013.2, the data is current as of March 5, 2014[1]).

Order Procellariiformes (albatrosses and petrels)[edit]

Family Diomedeidae (albatrosses)

Family Procellariidae (shearwaters)

Family Hydrobatidae (storm petrels)

Order Anseriformes (waterfowl)[edit]

Family Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

Order Incertae sedis (uncertain placement)[edit]

Family Cathartidae (New World vultures)

Order Galliformes (gamefowl)[edit]

Family Phasianidae (pheasants)

Order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, and relatives)[edit]

Family Rallidae (rails)

Family Gruidae (cranes)

Order Charadriiformes (waders, gulls, and auks)[edit]

Family Laridae (gulls)

Family Scolopacidae (waders)

Family Alcidae (auks)

Order Psittaciformes (parrots)[edit]

Family Psittacidae (African and neotropical parrots)

Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives)[edit]

Family Picidae (woodpeckers)

Order Passeriformes (perching birds)[edit]

Family Vireonidae (vireos)

Family Corvidae (crows and jays)

Family Hirundinidae (swallows)

Family Turdidae (thrushes)

Family Mimidae (mimids)

Family Motacillidae (wagtails and pipits)

Family Parulidae (New World warblers)

Family Acrocephalidae (marsh- and tree-warblers)

Family Emberizidae (New World sparrows)

Family Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Family Fringillidae (finches)

Family Monarchidae (monarch flycatchers)

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  1. ^ a b "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 5 March 2014.