Browse the full list of bird species in a traditional hierarchical format.


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You can download a complete list of all bird species in the North and Middle America Checklist in CSV format. Please be patient as this is large!

Checklist CSV Export

Note on French names in spreadsheet.
If your spreadsheet editor is having difficulty displaying diacritics properly for French names, please use the following instructions to create a sheet that should display them properly:

1) Download file as CSV
2) Open Excel
3) File ---> New ---> Blank Workbook
4) Data ---> External Data ---> From Text
5) Select the downloaded file
6) Text Import Wizard:
-- keep as delimited
-- change file origin to Unicode (UTF8)
-- click "next"
-- check "comma" under delimiters
-- click "next"
-- click "finish"
7) Import Data: hit "ok" (leave defaults)