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This checklist includes all bird species found in Kauai , 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: Kauai [map]
Number of species: 166
Number of endemics: 11
Number of globally threatened species: 17
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 39
Date last reviewed: 2009-08-01

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Emperor GooseChen canagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Hawaiian GooseBranta sandvicensisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Hawaiian DuckAnas wyvillianaEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species (non established)
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaIntroduced species Near-threatened
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckeliiIntroduced species
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliEndemic

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisIntroduced species
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
Hawaiian CootFulica alaiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Kauai ElepaioChasiempis sclateriEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Japanese Bush-WarblerHorornis diphoneIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Japanese White-eyeZosterops japonicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorusIntroduced species
Greater Necklaced LaughingthrushIanthocincla pectoralisIntroduced species
Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

KamaoMyadestes myadestinusEndemic Extinct
PuaiohiMyadestes palmeriEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohoidae

Kauai OoMoho braccatusEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Red-crested CardinalParoaria coronataIntroduced species
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

AkikikiOreomystis bairdiEndemic Critically endangered
ApapaneHimatione sanguineaEndemic (country/region)
IiwiDrepanis coccineaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
OuPsittirostra psittaceaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Kauai NukupuuHemignathus hanapepeEndemic
Kauai AkialoaAkialoa stejnegeriEndemic
AnianiauMagumma parvaEndemic Vulnerable
Kauai AmakihiChlorodrepanis stejnegeriEndemic Vulnerable
AkekeeLoxops caeruleirostrisEndemic Critically endangered
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
African SilverbillEuodice cantansIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable

 

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