This may seem like a lot of orders but there are only a handful represented in Arkansas combined.  These are almost all monotypic orders (only one family in the order) so these orders are just somewhere to put birds that aren’t closely related to other birds.

Columbiformes-Pigeons and Doves

  • Rock Pigeon (Yr/C)
  • Eurasian Collared Dove (Yr/C)
  • Mourning Dove (Yr/C)


  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Br/C)
  • Black-billed Cuckoo (Mi/U)
  • Greater Roadrunner (Yr/U)


  • Barn Owl (Yr/R)
  • Long-eared Owl (Wi/R)
  • Short-eared Owl (Wi/U)
  • Great Horned Owl (Yr/C)
  • Barred Owl (Yr/C)
  • Eastern Screech-Owl (Yr/C)


  • Common Nighthawk (Br/C)
  • Chuck-will’s-widow (Br/C)
  • Whip-poor-will (Br/C)

Apodiformes-Swifts and Hummingbirds

  • Chimney Swift (Br/C)
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Br/C)
  • Rufous Hummingbird (Wi/R)


  • Belted Kingfisher (Yr/C)

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