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Mariana Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Mariana Islands , 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: Mariana Islands
Number of species: 184
Number of endemics: 9
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 5

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Falcated DuckAnas falcataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable
Tristram's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tristramiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicusRare/Accidental
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularisRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Guam RailGallirallus owstoniEndemic Extinct in the wild
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferEndangered
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriVulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraExtirpated Near-threatened
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndangered

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensisRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndangered
Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisRare/Accidental
Micronesian KingfisherTodiramphus cinnamominus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMonarcha takatsukasaeEndemic Vulnerable
Guam FlycatcherMyiagra freycinetiEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiCritically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Nightingale Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus luscinius
Saipan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic
Aguiguan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic
Pagan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus yamashinaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatus
Rota White-eyeZosterops rotensisEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic
White-cheeked StarlingSturnus cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species

 

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