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Ascension

This checklist includes all bird species found in Ascension , 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: Ascension
Number of species: 90
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 6

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus aferIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusRare/Accidental
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Ascension Island FrigatebirdFregata aquilaEndemic Vulnerable
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

European RobinErithacus rubeculaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisRare/Accidental
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusRare/Accidental
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventrisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensis
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixRare/Accidental
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosRare/Accidental
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisRare/Accidental
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaRare/Accidental
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaIntroduced species

 

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