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Montserrat

This checklist includes all bird species found in Montserrat , 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: Montserrat
Number of species: 117
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataRare/Accidental
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinicaRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostris
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensisRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Forest ThrushTurdus lherminieriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Montserrat OrioleIcterus oberiEndemic Critically endangered
Orchard OrioleIcterus spuriusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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