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Svalbard and Jan Mayen

This checklist includes all bird species found in Svalbard and Jan Mayen , 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: Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Description: Includes Spitzbergen
Number of species: 181
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2012-01-20
See also: http://artsobservasjoner.no

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Graylag GooseAnser anser
BrantBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Steller's EiderPolysticta stelleriVulnerable
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

DovekieAlle alle
Common MurreUria aalge
Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
RazorbillAlca torda
Great AukPinguinus impennisExtinct
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's GullRhodostethia roseaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaret
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanni
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes

 

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