Some of these ten birds on this list have wingspans that are taller than most humans on both sides of their bodies! These impressive wingspans are the largest in the world and are so impressive I had to double check the numbers…
The Worlds Top 10 Birds With the Largest Wingspan
10 – Kori Bustard – Average Wingspan 2.7 m (9 ft)
The kori bustard is the largest flying bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which all belong to the order Otidiformes and are restricted in distribution to the Old World.
9 – Great Bustard – Average Wingspan 2.7 m (9 ft)
The great bustard is a bird in the bustard family, the only member of the genus Otis. It breeds in open grassland and farmland in southern and central Europe, and across temperate Asia.
8 – Black Vulture – Average Wingspan 3.1 m (10f ft)
The black vulture, also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America.
7 – Californian Condor – Average Wingspan 3.1 m (10f ft)
The California condor is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. This condor became extinct in the wild in 1987, but the species has since been reintroduced to northern Arizona.
6 – Grey Pelican – Average Wingspan 3.1 m (10f ft)
The spot-billed pelican or grey pelican is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Pakistan across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes.
5 – Whooper Swan – Average Wingspan 3.1 m (10f ft)
The whooper swan, pronounced hooper swan, is a large Northern Hemisphere swan. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan and the type species for the genus Cygnus.
4 – Mute Swan – Average Wingspan 3.1 m (10f ft)
The mute swan is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Eurasia, and the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa.
3 – Trumpeter Swan – Average Wingspan 3.4 m (11 ft)
The trumpeter swan is a species of swan found in North America. The heaviest living bird native to North America, it is also the largest extant species of waterfowl with a wingspan that has been known to exceed 12 ft!
2 – Albatross – Average Wingspan 3.7 m (12 ft)
Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds related to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes. They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific.
1 – Marabou Stork – Average Wingspan 4.0 m (13 ft)
The marabou stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially landfill sites.