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This checklist includes all bird species found in Wake 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, version 2015. 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: Wake Island [map]
Number of species: 40
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelli

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Wake Island RailGallirallus wakensisEndemic Extinct

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 

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