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Guadeloupe

This checklist includes all bird species found in Guadeloupe , 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: Guadeloupe
Description: Main archipelago: Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre, Désirade, Marie-Galante, etc. (excludes Saint-Martin and St-Barthélemy)
Number of species: 273
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 10
Date last reviewed: 2011-07-08
See also: http://www.amazona-guadeloupe.com/french/output/rap-27.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
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 collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroliRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/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 nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaNear-threatened

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guaraunaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Collared PloverCharadrius collarisRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
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 himantopus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
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
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Bridled Quail-DoveGeotrygon mystacea
Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaExtirpated

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyuraRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean SwiftChaetura martinicaEndemic (country/region)
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularisEndemic (country/region)
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeusEndemic (country/region)
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatusEndemic (country/region)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Guadeloupe WoodpeckerMelanerpes herminieriEndemic Near-threatened
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostris
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberiEndemic (country/region)
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenis
Forest ThrushTurdus lherminieriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fuscaEndemic (country/region)
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficaudaEndemic (country/region)
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Plumbeous WarblerSetophaga plumbeaEndemic (country/region)
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga ceruleaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteolaIntroduced species
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctisEndemic (country/region)
Lesser Antillean SaltatorSaltator albicollisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Orchard OrioleIcterus spuriusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Orange BishopEuplectes franciscanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 

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