Bird checklists - taxonomy - distribution - maps - links
Welcome guest


Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World
Isla Margarita

This checklist includes all bird species found in Isla Margarita , 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).

Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

© Denis Lepage 2014

Go back to Bird Checklists of the World
Go back to Bird Links to the World

Change display options:

Select another taxonomy:

Select another second language:

Select another region:

Select another format:

You must be logged in to view your lifelist details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Country or region: Isla Margarita
Number of species: 209
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2006-01-04

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Red-legged TinamouCrypturellus erythropus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
American WigeonAnas americana
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Rufous-vented ChachalacaOrtalis ruficauda
Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Rufescent Tiger-HeronTigrisoma lineatum
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Capped HeronPilherodius pileatus
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruber
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsonii
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatus
Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus longirostris
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Yellow-billed TernSternula superciliaris
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplex
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Bare-eyed PigeonPatagioenas corensis
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
Scaled DoveColumbina squammata
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Little CuckooCoccycua minuta
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Striped CuckooTapera naevia
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba
Vermiculated Screech-OwlMegascops guatemalae
Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Striped OwlPseudoscops clamator

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris
Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensis
Fork-tailed Palm-SwiftTachornis squamata

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
Ruby-topaz HummingbirdChrysolampis mosquitus
Blue-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon mellisugus
Green-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon aliceEndemic (country/region)
Buffy HummingbirdLeucippus fallax
Copper-rumped HummingbirdAmazilia tobaci
Golden-tailed SapphireChrysuronia oenone

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
GALBULIFORMES: Bucconidae

Russet-throated PuffbirdHypnelus ruficollis
Swallow-winged PuffbirdChelidoptera tenebrosa

 
GALBULIFORMES: Galbulidae

Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillus
Spot-breasted WoodpeckerColaptes punctigula

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachima
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue-crowned ParakeetAratinga acuticaudata
Brown-throated ParakeetAratinga pertinax
Blue-and-yellow MacawAra ararauna
Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephala
Yellow-shouldered ParrotAmazona barbadensisVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus
White-fringed AntwrenFormicivora grisea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus
Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans
Straight-billed WoodcreeperDendroplex picus
Streaked XenopsXenops rutilans
Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus
Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Mouse-colored TyrannuletPhaeomyias murina
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostris
Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarum
Amazonian Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus obscurior
Southern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus modestus
Pearly-vented Tody-TyrantHemitriccus margaritaceiventer
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
Venezuelan FlycatcherMyiarchus venezuelensis
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipridae

Lance-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Cinereous BecardPachyramphus rufus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus
Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
White-winged SwallowTachycineta albiventer
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Yellow-legged ThrushTurdus flavipes
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumi
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Glaucous TanagerThraupis glaucocolpa
Palm TanagerThraupis palmarum
Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Bicolored ConebillConirostrum bicolorNear-threatened
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveola
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
Gray SeedeaterSporophila intermedia
Lesson's SeedeaterSporophila bouvronides
Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minuta
Pileated FinchCoryphospingus pileatus
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Sooty GrassquitTiaris fuliginosus
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Vermilion CardinalCardinalis phoeniceus
DickcisselSpiza americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterus
Yellow OrioleIcterus nigrogularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Trinidad EuphoniaEuphonia trinitatis

 

References (partial list)

Avibase has been visited 175,860,848 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy