Family: Ciconiformes
(Bitterns, Herons Egrets and Ibisis)

American Bittern
Great Blue Heron & Great Egret
Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
White-faced Ibis
(Turkey vulture*)

Cathartidae species are now officially considered Ciconiformes according to the AOU Checklist, 1998, 7th Ed.. In other words, New World vultures have been genetically found to be related to storks and not hawks in DNA research on convergent evolution.
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