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South Georgia Isl.

This checklist includes all bird species found in South Georgia Isl. , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: South Georgia Isl.
Number of species: 79
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 8

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Upland GooseChloephaga pictaExtirpated
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

South Georgia ShagPhalacrocorax georgianusEndemic (country/region)

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennisRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbiiRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeniRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loycaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 

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