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Galapagos

This checklist includes all bird species found in Galapagos , 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: Galapagos
Number of species: 170
Number of endemics: 26
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 16
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2007-11-19
See also: http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL003-06

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Galapagos PenguinSpheniscus mendiculusEndemic Endangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Waved AlbatrossPhoebastria irrorataBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Galapagos PetrelPterodroma phaeopygiaBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Galapagos ShearwaterPuffinus subalarisBreeding endemic
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Elliot's Storm-PetrelOceanites gracilisData deficient
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Wedge-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tethys
Black Storm-PetrelOceanodroma melaniaRare/Accidental
Markham's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma markhamiRare/Accidental Data deficient
Least Storm-PetrelOceanodroma microsoma

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Nazca BoobySula granti
Blue-footed BoobySula nebouxii
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Flightless CormorantPhalacrocorax harrisiEndemic Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Galapagos HawkButeo galapagoensisEndemic Vulnerable

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Galapagos RailLaterallus spilonotaEndemic Vulnerable
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Paint-billed CrakeNeocrex erythrops
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Tawny-throated DotterelOreopholus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Pied LapwingVanellus cayanus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SurfbirdCalidris virgataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Swallow-tailed GullCreagrus furcatusNear-endemic
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Lava GullLeucophaeus fuliginosusEndemic Vulnerable
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Inca TernLarosterna incaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaExtirpated
Galapagos DoveZenaida galapagoensisEndemic
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Galapagos FlycatcherMyiarchus magnirostrisEndemic
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Galapagos MartinProgne modestaEndemic Endangered
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Galapagos MockingbirdMimus parvulusEndemic
Floreana MockingbirdMimus trifasciatusEndemic Critically endangered
Española MockingbirdMimus macdonaldiEndemic Vulnerable
San Cristobal MockingbirdMimus melanotisEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveolaRare/Accidental
Green Warbler-FinchCerthidea olivaceaEndemic
Gray Warbler-FinchCerthidea fuscaEndemic
Vegetarian FinchPlatyspiza crassirostrisEndemic
Woodpecker FinchCamarhynchus pallidusEndemic
Large Tree-FinchCamarhynchus psittaculaEndemic
Medium Tree-FinchCamarhynchus pauperEndemic Critically endangered
Small Tree-FinchCamarhynchus parvulusEndemic
Mangrove FinchCamarhynchus heliobatesEndemic Critically endangered
Small Ground-FinchGeospiza fuliginosaEndemic
Large Ground-FinchGeospiza magnirostrisEndemic
Sharp-beaked Ground-FinchGeospiza difficilisEndemic
Common Cactus-FinchGeospiza scandensEndemic
Medium Ground-FinchGeospiza fortisEndemic
Large Cactus-FinchGeospiza conirostrisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 

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