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This checklist includes all bird species found in Heard , 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, version 2015. 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).

Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

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Country or region: Heard [map]
Number of species: 36
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 3


King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable


Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans


Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarctica
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable


Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus


Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereisRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps
Heard Island ShagPhalacrocorax nivalisEndemic


Black-faced SheathbillChionis minor


Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus


Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata


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