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St. Helena island

This checklist includes all bird species found in St. Helena island , 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: St. Helena island
Number of species: 64
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 10

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaIntroduced species Near-threatened
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaExtirpated
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 lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Ascension Island FrigatebirdFregata aquilaVulnerable

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
St. Helena PloverCharadrius sanctaehelenaeEndemic Critically endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittataRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventrisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable

 

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