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Number of species: 244       100%  244 species covered
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus Rare/Accidental
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Rare/Accidental
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Rare/Accidental
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus Rare/Accidental
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Rare/Accidental
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Rare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Rare/Accidental
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Rare/Accidental
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Rare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Rare/Accidental
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens Rare/Accidental
American Wigeon Anas americana Rare/Accidental
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Rare/Accidental
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Rare/Accidental
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Rare/Accidental
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Rare/Accidental
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Rare/Accidental
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Rare/Accidental
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominica Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Cathartidae
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus Rare/Accidental
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae
California Quail Callipepla californica Introduced species
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Introduced species Near-threatened
Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Rare/Accidental
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
Sora Porzana carolina Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black Necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied plover  Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Rare/Accidental
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Rare/Accidental
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Rare/Accidental
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Rare/Accidental
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Rare/Accidental
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Willet Tringa semipalmatus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Rare/Accidental
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Rare/Accidental
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Rare/Accidental
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
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Rare/Accidental
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Rare/Accidental
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
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
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Rare/Accidental
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Near-threatened
Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis Introduced species
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Rare/Accidental
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana Rare/Accidental
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Brown-throated Parakeet Aratinga pertinax Introduced species
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus Rare/Accidental
Hispaniolan Parrot Amazona ventralis Introduced species Vulnerable
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Rare/Accidental
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo Coccyzus vieilloti Rare/Accidental
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Puerto Rican Screech-Owl Megascops nudipes
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Rare/Accidental
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Rare/Accidental
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Black Swift Cypseloides niger Rare/Accidental
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Rare/Accidental
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus Rare/Accidental
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis Rare/Accidental
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis Extirpated
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Rare/Accidental
Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus
Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Rare/Accidental
Purple Martin Progne subis Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rare/Accidental
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda Rare/Accidental
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Rare/Accidental
Veery Catharus fuscescens Rare/Accidental
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
Orange Bishop Euplectes franciscanus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes Rare/Accidental
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus Rare/Accidental
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Rare/Accidental
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Rare/Accidental
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
 
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus Rare/Accidental
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Rare/Accidental
Northern Parula Parula americana
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
Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia Rare/Accidental Endangered
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
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Rare/Accidental
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea Rare/Accidental
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Rare/Accidental
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea Vulnerable
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Rare/Accidental
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum Rare/Accidental
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii Rare/Accidental
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla Rare/Accidental
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla Rare/Accidental
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus Rare/Accidental
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis Rare/Accidental
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia Rare/Accidental
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Rare/Accidental
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Rare/Accidental
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Coerebidae
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
 
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Rare/Accidental
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Rare/Accidental
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Rare/Accidental
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Rare/Accidental
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus Endangered
Venezuelan Troupial Icterus icterus Rare/Accidental
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Rare/Accidental

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