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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. 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).

Order Procellariiformes (albatrosses and petrels)

Family Diomedeidae (albatrosses)

Family Procellariidae (shearwaters)

  • Bermuda petrel (Pterodroma cahow) EN IUCN
  • Jamaican petrel (Pterodroma caribbaea) CR IUCN
  • White-necked petrel (Pterodroma cervicalis) VU IUCN
  • Cook's petrel (Pterodroma cookii) VU IUCN
  • Juan Fernández petrel (Pterodroma externa) VU IUCN
  • Black-capped petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) EN IUCN
  • Stejneger's petrel (Pterodroma longirostris) VU IUCN
  • Pycroft's petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) VU IUCN
  • Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) VU IUCN
  • Providence petrel (Pterodroma solandri) VU IUCN
  • Buller's shearwater (Puffinus bulleri) VU IUCN
  • Pink-footed shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) VU IUCN
  • Newell's shearwater (Puffinus newelli) EN IUCN

Family Hydrobatidae (storm petrels)

Order Anseriformes (waterfowl)

Family Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

Order Incertae sedis (uncertain placement)

Family Cathartidae (New World vultures)

Order Galliformes (gamefowl)

Family Phasianidae (pheasants)

Order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, and relatives)

Family Rallidae (rails)

Family Gruidae (cranes)

Order Charadriiformes (waders, gulls, and auks)

Family Laridae (gulls)

Family Scolopacidae (waders)

Family Alcidae (auks)

Order Psittaciformes (parrots)

Family Psittacidae (African and neotropical parrots)

  • Thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) EN IUCN

Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives)

Family Picidae (woodpeckers)

Order Passeriformes (perching birds)

Family Vireonidae (vireos)

Family Corvidae (crows and jays)

Family Hirundinidae (swallows)

  • Bahama swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis) EN IUCN

Family Turdidae (thrushes)

Family Mimidae (mimids)

Family Motacillidae (wagtails and pipits)

Family Parulidae (New World warblers)

Family Acrocephalidae (marsh- and tree-warblers)

  • Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris) CR IUCN

Family Emberizidae (New World sparrows)

Family Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Family Fringillidae (finches)

  • Oʻahu ʻamakihi (Hemignathus flavus) VU IUCN
  • Kauaʻi ʻamakihi (Hemignathus kauaiensis) VU IUCN
  • Nukupu'u (Hemignathus lucidus) CR IUCN
  • 'Akiapola'au (Hemignathus munroi) EN IUCN
  • 'Anianiau (Magumma parva) VU IUCN
  • Palila (Loxioides bailleui) CR IUCN
  • 'Akeke'e (Loxops caeruleirostris) CR IUCN
  • 'Akepa (Loxops coccineus) EN IUCN
  • Po'ouli (Melamprosops phaeosoma) CR IUCN
  • 'Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) CR IUCN
  • Hawai'i creeper (Oreomystis mana) EN IUCN
  • 'Akohekohe (Palmeria dolei) CR IUCN
  • O'ahu 'alauahio (Paroreomyza maculata) CR IUCN
  • Maui 'alauahio (Paroreomyza montana) EN IUCN
  • Maui parrotbill (Pseudonestor xanthophrys) CR IUCN
  • ʻŌʻū (Psittirostra psittacea) CR IUCN
  • Laysan finch (Telespiza cantans) VU IUCN
  • Nihoa finch (Telespiza ultima) CR IUCN
  • 'I'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) VU IUCN

Family Monarchidae (monarch flycatchers)

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