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Number of species: 353
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2004-11-15
See also: http://ni.is/bliki/listar/1111.htm
 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Common Loon Gavia immer
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Rare/Accidental
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Rare/Accidental
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Rare/Accidental
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Rare/Accidental
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Rare/Accidental
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba Rare/Accidental
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Rare/Accidental
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Rare/Accidental
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Rare/Accidental
Green Heron Butorides virescens Rare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Rare/Accidental
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Rare/Accidental
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Rare/Accidental
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris Rare/Accidental
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Rare/Accidental
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Rare/Accidental
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Rare/Accidental
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Rare/Accidental
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens Rare/Accidental
Brant Branta bernicla
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Rare/Accidental
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Rare/Accidental
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Rare/Accidental
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana Rare/Accidental
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Rare/Accidental
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes Rare/Accidental
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula Rare/Accidental
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Rare/Accidental
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Rare/Accidental
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Rare/Accidental
Redhead Aythya americana Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Rare/Accidental
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Rare/Accidental
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
King Eider Somateria spectabilis Rare/Accidental
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Rare/Accidental
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca Rare/Accidental
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Rare/Accidental
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Rare/Accidental
Smew Mergellus albellus Rare/Accidental
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Rare/Accidental
Red Kite Milvus milvus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Rare/Accidental
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Rare/Accidental
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo Rare/Accidental
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus Rare/Accidental
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Rare/Accidental
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Rare/Accidental
 
GALLIFORMES: Tetraonidae
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Rare/Accidental
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Common Crane Grus grus Rare/Accidental
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Rare/Accidental
Corn Crake Crex crex Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Rare/Accidental
American Coot Fulica americana Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Rare/Accidental
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Rare/Accidental
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Rare/Accidental
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Rare/Accidental
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Rare/Accidental
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Rare/Accidental
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Rare/Accidental
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Rare/Accidental
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Rare/Accidental
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Rare/Accidental
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Rare/Accidental
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Rare/Accidental
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Rare/Accidental
Little Stint Calidris minuta Rare/Accidental
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Rare/Accidental
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Rare/Accidental
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Rare/Accidental
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus 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 lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Rare/Accidental
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Caspian Tern Larus cachinnans Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Rare/Accidental
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Rare/Accidental
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Rare/Accidental
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ross' Gull Rhodostethia rosea Rare/Accidental
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini Rare/Accidental
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Rare/Accidental
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Rare/Accidental
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Rare/Accidental
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae
Dovekie Alle alle
Common Murre Uria aalge
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
Razorbill Alca torda
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle
Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella Rare/Accidental
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus Rare/Accidental
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Rare/Accidental
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Rare/Accidental
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Rare/Accidental
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Rare/Accidental
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Ow Otus scops Rare/Accidental
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Rare/Accidental
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus Rare/Accidental
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Rare/Accidental
Common Swift Apus apus Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Rare/Accidental
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Rare/Accidental
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Rare/Accidental
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla Rare/Accidental
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Rare/Accidental
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Rare/Accidental
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Rare/Accidental
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Rare/Accidental
Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi Rare/Accidental
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus Rare/Accidental
American Pipit Anthus rubescens Rare/Accidental
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Rare/Accidental
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Rare/Accidental
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Rare/Accidental
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Rare/Accidental
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Dunnock Prunella modularis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma Rare/Accidental
Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus Rare/Accidental
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus Rare/Accidental
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Rare/Accidental
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Rare/Accidental
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Rare/Accidental
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Rare/Accidental
American Robin Turdus migratorius Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia Rare/Accidental
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Rare/Accidental
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Rare/Accidental
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Rare/Accidental
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta Rare/Accidental
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Rare/Accidental
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Rare/Accidental
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Rare/Accidental
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Rare/Accidental
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Rare/Accidental
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Rare/Accidental
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Rare/Accidental
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Rare/Accidental
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Rare/Accidental
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Rare/Accidental
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Rare/Accidental
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Rare/Accidental
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Rare/Accidental
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope Rare/Accidental
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Rare/Accidental
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Rare/Accidental
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Rare/Accidental
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Rare/Accidental
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Rare/Accidental
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Great Tit Parus major Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sittidae
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Rare/Accidental
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor Rare/Accidental
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula Rare/Accidental
Rook Corvus frugilegus Rare/Accidental
Carrion Crow Corvus corone Rare/Accidental
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix Rare/Accidental
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Rare/Accidental
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Rare/Accidental
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Rare/Accidental
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Rare/Accidental
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus Rare/Accidental
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Rare/Accidental
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Rare/Accidental
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Rare/Accidental
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Rare/Accidental
Northern Parula Parula americana Rare/Accidental
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia Rare/Accidental
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens Rare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca Rare/Accidental
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum 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 Rare/Accidental
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Rare/Accidental
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Rare/Accidental
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos Rare/Accidental
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Rare/Accidental
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Rare/Accidental
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Rare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Rare/Accidental
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Rare/Accidental
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Rare/Accidental
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Rare/Accidental
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Rare/Accidental
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Rare/Accidental
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus Rare/Accidental
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
 
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Rare/Accidental
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Rare/Accidental
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Rare/Accidental

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