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Sian Ka'an Biosph. Res.

This checklist includes all bird species found in Sian Ka'an Biosph. Res. , 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: Sian Ka'an Biosph. Res.
Number of species: 357
Number of globally threatened species: 2

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Slaty-breasted TinamouCrypturellus boucardi
Thicket TinamouCrypturellus cinnamomeus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
GadwallAnas strepera
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetula
Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens
Great CurassowCrax rubraVulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Black-throated BobwhiteColinus nigrogularis
Singing QuailDactylortyx thoracicus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellataNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

JabiruJabiru mycteria
Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatus
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanum
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianus
King VultureSarcoramphus papa

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatus
Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensis
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Black Hawk-EagleSpizaetus tyrannus
Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusNear-threatened
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilis
Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolor
Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescens
Common Black-HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Great Black-HawkButeogallus urubitinga
Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatus
Gray HawkButeo plagiatus
Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Ruddy CrakeLaterallus ruber
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
Gray-necked Wood-RailAramides cajaneus
SoraPorzana carolina
Spotted RailPardirallus maculatus
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guarauna

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensis
Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostris
Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostris
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosa
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Gray-headed DoveLeptotila plumbeiceps
Caribbean DoveLeptotila jamaicensis
Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Striped CuckooTapera naeviaRare/Accidental
Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellus
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Vermiculated Screech-OwlMegascops guatemalae
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum
Mottled OwlCiccaba virgata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis
Yucatan PoorwillNyctiphrynus yucatanicus
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Yucatan NightjarAntrostomus badius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae

Northern PotooNyctibius jamaicensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Stripe-throated HermitPhaethornis striigularis
Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Canivet's EmeraldChlorostilbon canivetii
Wedge-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus curvipennis
White-bellied EmeraldAmazilia candida
Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensis
Cinnamon HummingbirdAmazilia rutila

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Black-headed TrogonTrogon melanocephalus
Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatus
Collared TrogonTrogon collaris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Momotidae

Blue-crowned MotmotMomotus coeruliceps
Turquoise-browed MotmotEumomota superciliosa

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana
American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aenea

 
GALBULIFORMES: Bucconidae

White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatus
Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeus
Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifrons
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris
Smoky-brown WoodpeckerPicoides fumigatus
Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosus
Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneus
Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatus
Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatus
Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnans
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Bat FalconFalco rufigularis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Olive-throated ParakeetAratinga nana
White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis
White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifrons
Yellow-lored ParrotAmazona xantholora

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Formicariidae

Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus
Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatina
Ruddy WoodcreeperDendrocincla homochroa
Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Ivory-billed WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus flavigaster
Plain XenopsXenops minutus
Rufous-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis erythrothorax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbe
Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicata
Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus
Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalus
Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulare
Slate-headed Tody-FlycatcherPoecilotriccus sylvia
Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereum
Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostris
Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescens
Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominus
Royal FlycatcherOnychorhynchus coronatus
Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius sulphureipygius
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
Tropical PeweeContopus cinereus
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
Yucatan FlycatcherMyiarchus yucatanensis
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitangua
Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaius
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipridae

Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitor
Masked TityraTityra semifasciata
Northern SchiffornisSchiffornis veraepacis
Gray-collared BecardPachyramphus major
Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
Mangrove VireoVireo pallens
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis
Yucatan VireoVireo magister
Tawny-crowned GreenletHylophilus ochraceiceps
Lesser GreenletHylophilus decurtatus
Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown JayPsilorhinus morio
Green JayCyanocorax yncas
Yucatan JayCyanocorax yucatanicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple MartinProgne subis
Sinaloa MartinProgne sinaloaeVulnerable
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilinea
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectus
White-bellied WrenUropsila leucogastra
White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucosticta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurus
Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Black CatbirdMelanoptila glabrirostrisNear-threatened
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraNear-threatened
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celataRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Gray-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis poliocephala
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Golden-crowned WarblerBasileuterus culicivorus
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillata
Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
Yellow-winged TanagerThraupis abbas
Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
White-collared SeedeaterSporophila torqueola
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceus
Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens
Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatus
Green-backed SparrowArremonops chloronotus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularis
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Red-crowned Ant-TanagerHabia rubica
Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicauda
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Gray-throated ChatGranatellus sallaei
Blue BuntingCyanocompsa parellina
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Melodious BlackbirdDives dives
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelas
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Yellow-backed OrioleIcterus chrysater
Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelas
Orange OrioleIcterus auratus
Altamira OrioleIcterus gularis
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinis
Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinacea
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

 

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