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This checklist includes all bird species found in Svalbard , 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 2017. 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 [map]
Number of species: 159
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2012-01-20
See also: http://artsobservasjoner.no

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
BrantBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Steller's EiderPolysticta stelleriVulnerable
Spectacled EiderSomateria fischeriRare/Accidental
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaNear-threatened
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Pacific LoonGavia pacificaRare/Accidental
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
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 tordaNear-threatened
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaVulnerable

 
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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Hooded CrowCorvus cornix

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziRare/Accidental
Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humeiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borin

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

European RobinErithacus rubecula
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla alba
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskiiRare/Accidental
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaret
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanni

 

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