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Saint Kitts and Nevis

This checklist includes all bird species found in Saint Kitts and Nevis , 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: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Number of species: 224
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-09
See also: http://www.birdsofstkittsnevis.com/index.php/list-of-birds.html

 
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
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusExtirpated Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
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 lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhingaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Common Black-HawkButeogallus anthracinusRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus longirostrisRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Collared PloverCharadrius collarisRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
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 pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Bridled Quail-DoveGeotrygon mystacea
Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montanaRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaExtirpated

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean SwiftChaetura martinicaRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularis
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostrisRare/Accidental
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebeRare/Accidental
Stolid FlycatcherMyiarchus stolidusRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Adelaide's WarblerSetophaga adelaidaeRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteolaRare/Accidental
Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Puerto Rican BullfinchLoxigilla portoricensisExtirpated
Greater Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla violaceaRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis
Lesser Antillean SaltatorSaltator albicollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisExtirpated
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 

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