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Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan , 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).

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Country or region: Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan [map]
Other names: Agiguan
Number of species: 130
Number of endemics: 4
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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 acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriVulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Mariana KingfisherTodiramphus albicillaEndemic (country/region)

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMonarcha takatsukasaeEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Nightingale Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic (country/region)
Saipan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic
Aguiguan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species

 

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