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Barbados

This checklist includes all bird species found in Barbados , 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 2014). 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: Barbados
Number of species: 261
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 12
Date last reviewed: 2008-11-26

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
West Indian Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Orinoco GooseNeochen jubataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
Wood DuckAix sponsaIntroduced species
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusExtirpated Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisExtirpated

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collarisRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisRare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaNear-threatened
Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyuraRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularisRare/Accidental
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephalaIntroduced species
Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonicaIntroduced species
Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescensRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenisExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fuscaExtirpated
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatusRare/Accidental
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusExtirpated
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga ceruleaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Barbados BullfinchLoxigilla barbadensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisExtirpated
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalusRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferRare/Accidental

 

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