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Cozumel Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Cozumel Island , 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: Cozumel Island
Number of species: 251
Number of endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2009-05-06
See also: http://www98.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.curry/Cozumel/birdlist.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens
Great CurassowCrax rubraRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhingaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisRare/Accidental
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Ruddy CrakeLaterallus ruber
Virginia RailRallus limicolaRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaRare/Accidental
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosaRare/Accidental
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Caribbean DoveLeptotila jamaicensis
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minorRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Vermiculated Screech-OwlMegascops guatemalae
Stygian OwlAsio stygius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis
Yucatan PoorwillNyctiphrynus yucatanicus
Yucatan NightjarAntrostomus badius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae

Northern PotooNyctibius jamaicensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaNear-threatened
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
Cozumel EmeraldChlorostilbon forficatusEndemic

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Black-headed TrogonTrogon melanocephalusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental
American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aenea

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeus
Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifrons
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalarisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Bat FalconFalco rufigularis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifrons
Yellow-lored ParrotAmazona xantholora

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbe
Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicataRare/Accidental
Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
Tropical PeweeContopus cinereusRare/Accidental
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescensRare/Accidental
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorumRare/Accidental
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimusRare/Accidental
Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
Yucatan FlycatcherMyiarchus yucatanensisRare/Accidental
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitusRare/Accidental
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusRare/Accidental
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Gray-collared BecardPachyramphus majorRare/Accidental
Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Cozumel VireoVireo bairdiEndemic
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis
Yucatan VireoVireo magister
Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Sinaloa MartinProgne sinaloaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilinea
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialisRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Black CatbirdMelanoptila glabrirostrisNear-threatened
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Cozumel ThrasherToxostoma guttatumEndemic Critically endangered
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraNear-threatened
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celataRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Gray-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis poliocephala
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusillaRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaRare/Accidental
White-collared SeedeaterSporophila torqueolaRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceus
Western SpindalisSpindalis zena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallidaRare/Accidental
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularisRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicaudaRare/Accidental
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Melodious BlackbirdDives dives
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus aterRare/Accidental
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

 

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