The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - eBird/Clements Checklist v2015 (Dec.15)

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I made specific reference to the above checklist in my original version of 'understanding bird orders and families' and, although that document has now been updated, I’ve retained a copy of the list for reference purposes as it’s in the same format as the “BirdLife International (2015) Checklist v8” that was current at the time.

This is my simplified version, which shows all 39 orders and all of the 109 non-passerine families. In addition there were 126 families within the order PASSERIFORMES.

A direct link to the current Cornell eBird/Clements taxonomy checklist can be found here.
ORDERS and FamiliesSpecies groups
  
STRUTHIONIFORMES 
     StruthionidaeOstrich
  
RHEIFORMES 
     RheidaeRheas
  
TINAMIFORMES 
     TinamidaeTinamous
  
CASUARIIFORMES 
     CasuariidaeCassowaries
     DromaiidaeEmu
  
APTERYGIFORMES 
     ApterygidaeKiwis
  
ANSERIFORMES 
     AnhimidaeScreamers
     AnseranatidaeMagpie Goose
     AnatidaeDucks, Geese and Waterfowl
  
GALLIFORMES 
     MegapodiidaeMegapodes
     CracidaeGuans, Chachalacas and Curassows
     NumididaeGuineafowl
     OdontophoridaeNew World Quail
     PhasianidaePheasants, Grouse and allies
  
GAVIIFORMES 
     GaviidaeLoons (Divers)
  
PODICIPEDIFORMES 
     PodicipedidaeGrebes
  
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES 
     PhoenicopteridaeFlamingos
  
SPHENISCIFORMES 
     SpheniscidaePenguins
  
PROCELLARIIFORMES 
     DiomedeidaeAlbatrosses
     ProcellariidaeShearwaters and Petrels
     PelecanoididaeDiving-Petrels
     HydrobatidaeStorm-Petrels
  
PHAETHONTIFORMES 
     PhaethontidaeTropicbirds
  
CICONIIFORMES 
     CiconiidaeStorks
  
SULIFORMES 
     FregatidaeFrigatebirds
     SulidaeBoobies and Gannets
     PhalacrocoracidaeCormorants and Shags
     AnhingidaeAnhingas
  
PELECANIFORMES 
     PelecanidaePelicans
     BalaenicipitidaeShoebill
     ScopidaeHamerkop
     ArdeidaeHerons, Egrets and Bitterns
     ThreskiorithidaeIbises and Spoonbills
  
ACCIPITRIFORMES 
     CathartidaeNew World Vultures
     SagittariidaeSecretarybird
     PandionidaeOsprey
     AccipitridaeHawks, Eagles and Kites
  
OTIDIFORMES 
     OtididaeBustards
  
MESITORNITHIFORMES 
     MesitornithidaeMesites
  
EURYPYGIFORMES 
     RhynochetidaeKagu
     EurypygidaeSunbittern
  
GRUIFORMES 
     RallidaeRails, Gallinules and Coots
     SarothruridaeFlufftails
     HeliornithidaeFinfoots
     AramidaeLimpkin
     PsophiidaeTrumpeters
     GruidaeCranes
  
CHARADRIIFORMES 
     ChionidaeSheathbills
     PluvianellidaeMagellanic Plover
     BurhinidaeThick-knees
     PluvianidaeEgyptian Plover
     RecurvirostridaeStilts and Avocets
     IbidorhynchidaeIbisbill
     HaematopodidaeOystercatchers
     CharadriidaePlovers and Lapwings
     PedionomidaePlains Wanderer
     ThinocoridaeSeedsnipes
     RostratulidaePainted Snipes
     JacanidaeJacanas
     ScolopacidaeSandpipers and allies
     TurnicidaeButtonquail
     DromadidaeCrab Plover
     GlareolidaePratincoles and Coursers
  
     StercorariidaeSkuas and Jaegers
     AlcidaeAuks, Murres and Puffins
     LaridaeGulls, Terns and Skimmers
  
PTEROCLIFORMES 
     PteroclididaeSandgrouse
  
COLUMBIFORMES 
     ColumbidaePigeons and Doves
  
CUCULIFORMES 
     MusophagidaeTuracos
     OpisthocomidaeHoatzin
     CuculidaeCuckoos
  
STRIGIFORMES 
     TytonidaeBarn Owls
     StrigidaeTypical Owls
  
CAPRIMULGIFORMES 
     AegothelidaeOwlet-nightjars
     PodargidaeFrogmouths
     CaprimulgidaeNightjars and allies
     NyctibiidaePotoos
     SteatornithidaeOilbird
  
APODIFORMES 
     ApodidaeSwifts
     HemiprocnidaeTreeswifts
     TrochilidaeHummingbirds
  
COLIIFORMES 
     ColiidaeMousebirds
  
LEPTOSMIFORMES 
     LeptosomidaeCuckoo-Roller
  
TROGONIFORMES 
     TrogonidaeTrogons
  
BUCEROTIFORMES 
     UpupidaeHoopoes
     PhoeniculidaeWoodhoopoes and Scimitar-bills
     BurcorvidaeGround Hornbills
     BucerotidaeHornbills
  
CORACIIFORMES 
     TodidaeTodies
     MomotidaeMotmots
     AlcedinidaeKingfishers
     MeropidaeBee-eaters
     CoraciidaeRollers
     BrachypteraciidaeGround Rollers
  
GALBULIFORMES 
     BucconidaePuffbirds
     GalbulidaeJacamars
  
PICIFORMES 
     LybiidaeAfrican Barbets
     MegalaimidaeAsian Barbets
     CapitonidaeNew World Barbets
     SemnornithidaeToucan Barbets
     RamphastidaeToucans
     IndicatoridaeHoneyguides
     PicidaeWoodpeckers
  
CARIAMIFORMES 
     CariamidaeSeriemas
  
FALCONIFORMES 
     FalconidaeFalcons and Caracaras
  
PSITTACIFORMES 
     StrigopidaeNew Zealand Parrots
     CacatuidaeCockatoos
     PsittaculidaeOld World Parrots
     PsittacidaeNew World and African Parrots
  
PASSERIFORMESSuboscines, Songbirds
     Separate families list pending 
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Issue : 1 (Nov.15)