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Clipperton Atoll

This checklist includes all bird species found in Clipperton Atoll , 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: Clipperton Atoll
Number of species: 149
Number of globally threatened species: 8

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusVulnerable
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Wedge-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tethys
Markham's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma markhamiData deficient

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Nazca BoobySula granti
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicolaRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
American CootFulica americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
American WoodcockScolopax minorRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Pigeon GuillemotCepphus columbaRare/Accidental
Crested AukletAethia cristatellaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechiaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteiiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 

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