This includes the Galliformes, Gaviiformes, and Podicipediformes.  The Galliformes are nothing like the other two but they follow each other taxonomically.  Gaviiformes and Podicipediformes are fairly similar.  None of these orders are very prolific in Arkansas as far as species diversity goes, however, there are a bunch of individuals of these species.

Like the Anseriformes these birds will be listed with their seasonal availability and how common they are.

Galliformes-game birds

There are two families found in Arkansas: Phasianidae (turkey) and Odontophoridae (new world quail).  These don’t fly much and are fairly stationary (found year round).

  • Wild Turkey (C)
  • Northern Bobwhite (C)


  • Common Loon (Wi/C)
  • Yellow-billed Loon (Wi/R)


  • Pied-billed Grebe (Yr/C)
  • Horned Grebe (Wi/C)
  • Eared Grebe (Wi/U)
  • Western Grebe (Wi/R)


Common Loon

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe


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