BirdLife International Checklist v8 (2015)

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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 “Cornell eBird/Clements Checklist v2015 (Dec.15)” that was current at the time.

This is my simplified version, which shows all 36 orders and all of the 104 non-passerine families. I did not look at the families within the order PASSERIFORMES.

A direct link to the current Birdlife taxonomic checklist can be found here.
ORDERS and FamiliesSpecies groups
  
STRUTHIONIFORMES 
     StruthionidaeOstriches
     RheidaeRheas
     TinamidaeTinamous
     CasuariidaeCassowaries, emus
     ApterygidaeKiwis
  
GALLIFORMES 
     MegapodiidaeMegapodes
     CracidaeGuans, chachalacas, curassows
     NumididaeGuineafowl
     OdontophoridaeNew World quails
     PhasianidaePheasants, partridges, turkeys, grouse
  
ANSERIFORMES 
     AnhimidaeScreamers
     AnseranatidaeMagpie Goose
     AnatidaeDucks, geese, swans
  
PODICIPEDIFORMES 
     PodicipedidaeGrebes
  
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES 
     PhoenicopteridaeFlamingos
  
PHAETHONTIFORMES 
     PhaethontidaeTropicbirds
  
EURYPYGIFORMES 
     RhynochetidaeKagu
     EurypygidaeSunbittern
  
MESITORNITHIFORMES 
     MesitornithidaeMesites
  
COLUMBIFORMES 
     ColumbidaePigeons, doves
  
PTEROCLIDIFORMES 
     PteroclididaeSandgrouse
  
CAPRIMULGIFORMES 
     SteatornithidaeOilbird
     PodargidaeFrogmouths
     NyctibiidaePotoos
     CaprimulgidaeNightjars
     AegothelidaeOwlet-nightjars
     HemiprocnidaeTreeswifts
     ApodidaeSwifts
     TrochilidaeHummingbirds
  
OPISTHOCOMIFORMES 
     OpisthocomidaeHoatzin
  
CUCULIFORMES 
     CuculidaeCuckoos
  
GRUIFORMES 
     HeliornithidaeFinfoots
     RallidaeRails, gallinules, coots
     PsophiidaeTrumpeters
     AramidaeLimpkin
     GruidaeCranes
  
OTIDIFORMES 
     OtididaeBustards
  
MUSOPHAGIFORMES 
     MusophagidaeTuracos
  
GAVIIFORMES 
     GaviidaeLoons/divers
  
SPHENISCIFORMES 
     SpheniscidaePenguins
  
PROCELLARIIFORMES 
     OceanitidaeSouthern storm-petrels
     HydrobatidaeNorthern storm-petrels
     DiomedeidaeAlbatrosses
     ProcellariidaePetrels, shearwaters
  
CICONIIFORMES 
     CiconiidaeStorks
  
PELECANIFORMES 
     ThreskiorithidaeIbises, spoonbills
     ArdeidaeHerons
     ScopidaeHamerkop
     BalaenicipitidaeShoebill
     PelecanidaePelicans
  
SULIFORMES 
     FregatidaeFrigatebirds
     SulidaeGannets, boobies
     PhalacrocoracidaeCormorants
     AnhingidaeDarters
  
CHARADRIIFORMES 
     BurhinidaeThick-knees
     ChionidaeSheathbills
     PluvianellidaeMagellanic Plover
     PluvianidaeEgyptian Plover
     HaematopodidaeOystercatchers
     IbidorhynchidaeIbisbill
     RecurvirostridaeAvocets, stilts
     CharadriidaePlovers
     PedionomidaePlains-wanderer
     ThinocoridaeSeedsnipes
     RostratulidaePainted-snipes
     JacanidaeJacanas
     ScolopacidaeSandpipers, snipes, phalaropes
     TurnicidaeButtonquail
     DromadidaeCrab-plover
     GlareolidaeCoursers, pratincoles
  
     LaridaeGulls, terns, skimmers
     StercorariidaeSkuas
     AlcidaeAuks
  
STRIGIFORMES 
     TytonidaeBarn-owls
     StrigidaeTypical owls
  
CATHARTIFORMES 
     CathartidaeNew World vultures
  
ACCIPITRIFORMES 
     SagittariidaeSecretarybird
     PandionidaeOsprey
     AccipitridaeHawks, eagles
  
COLIIFORMES 
     ColiidaeMousebirds
  
LEPTOSMIFORMES 
     LeptosomidaeCuckoo-Roller
  
TROGONIFORMES 
     TrogonidaeTrogons
  
BUCEROTIFORMES 
     BucerotidaeHornbills
     UpupidaeHoopoes
     PhoeniculidaeWoodhoopoes
  
CORACIIFORMES 
     MeropidaeBee-eaters
     CoraciidaeRollers
     BrachypteraciidaeGround-rollers
     TodidaeTodies
     MomotidaeMotmots
     AlcedinidaeKingfishers
  
PICIFORMES 
     GalbulidaeJacamars
     BucconidaePuffbirds
     RamphastidaeToucans
     CapitonidaeNew World barbets
     SemnornithidaeProng-billed barbets
     MegalaimidaeAsian barbets
     LybiidaeAfrican barbets
     IndicatoridaeHoneyguides
     PicidaeWoodpeckers
  
CARIAMIFORMES 
     CariamidaeSeriemas
  
FALCONIFORMES 
     FalconidaeFalcons, caracaras
  
PSITTACIFORMES 
     StrigopidaeNew Zealand parrots
     CacatuidaeCockatoos
     PsittacidaeParrots
  
PASSERIFORMESSuboscines, Songbirds
     Separate families list pending 
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Issue : 1 (Nov.15)