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The National bird of Barbados

view photos Photo  by Manon van der Lit all rights reserved July 28, 2007

Caribbean and West Indies                Conservation Matters               Birding

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Number of species: 212
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2007-05-21
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Rare/Accidental
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Rare/Accidental
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Rare/Accidental
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Rare/Accidental
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Rare/Accidental
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Rare/Accidental
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Rare/Accidental
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Rare/Accidental
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor Rare/Accidental
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Egret Egretta gularis Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Rare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea Rare/Accidental
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Rare/Accidental
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Rare/Accidental
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Rare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens Rare/Accidental
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Rare/Accidental
American Wigeon Anas americana Rare/Accidental
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Rare/Accidental
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Rare/Accidental
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Rare/Accidental
Garganey Anas querquedula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Rare/Accidental
Redhead Aythya americana Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Rare/Accidental
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Rare/Accidental
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Rare/Accidental
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Rare/Accidental
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominica
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Rare/Accidental
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Rare/Accidental
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Extirpated
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Rare/Accidental
Merlin Falco columbarius Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris Rare/Accidental
Sora Porzana carolina
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea Near-threatened
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Rare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black Necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus Rare/Accidental
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Rare/Accidental
Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Rare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Rare/Accidental
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia Rare/Accidental
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Rare/Accidental
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Rare/Accidental
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris Rare/Accidental
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Rare/Accidental
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Rare/Accidental
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Rare/Accidental
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Rare/Accidental
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis Rare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Tringa erythropus Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Rare/Accidental
Willet Tringa semipalmatus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Rare/Accidental
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Dunlin Calidris alpina Rare/Accidental
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Rare/Accidental
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Rare/Accidental
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Rare/Accidental
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Rare/Accidental
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Rare/Accidental
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Rare/Accidental
Black Noddy Anous minutus Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum Rare/Accidental
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Rare/Accidental
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Rare/Accidental
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Rare/Accidental
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Rare/Accidental
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Introduced species
Brown-throated Parakeet Aratinga pertinax Introduced species
Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus Extirpated
Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica Introduced species
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus cayennensis Rare/Accidental
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura Rare/Accidental
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Rare/Accidental
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis Rare/Accidental
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Rare/Accidental
Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca Extirpated
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Rare/Accidental
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Rare/Accidental
Northern Parula Parula americana Rare/Accidental
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica Rare/Accidental
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Rare/Accidental
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens Rare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens Rare/Accidental
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica Rare/Accidental
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor Rare/Accidental
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Rare/Accidental
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea Rare/Accidental
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Rare/Accidental
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Rare/Accidental
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla Rare/Accidental
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Coerebidae
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Rare/Accidental
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor
Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis Endemic
Grassland Yellow-Finch Sicalis luteola Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Rare/Accidental
Dickcissel Spiza americana Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Rare/Accidental

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