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This checklist includes all bird species found in Hawaii (County) , 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 .

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Country or region: Hawaii (County) [map]

Other names: Hawaii

Number of species: 234
Number of endemics: 15
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 48
Last modified: 2024-02-13
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Brant GooseBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
NeneBranta sandvicensisEndemic (country/region)
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiRare/Accidental
Emperor GooseAnser canagicusRare/Accidental
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
Hawaiian DuckAnas wyvillianaEndemic (country/region)
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Eurasian TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensis
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species
Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambeliiIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Green PheasantPhasianus versicolorIntroduced species
Kalij PheasantLophura leucomelanosIntroduced species
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Grey FrancolinOrtygornis pondicerianusIntroduced species
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaIntroduced species
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Erckel's SpurfowlPternistis erckeliiIntroduced species

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveSpilopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraIntroduced species

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
Hawaiian CootFulica alaiEndemic (country/region)
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Hawaiian RailZapornia sandwichensisEndemic

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Hudsonian WhimbrelNumenius hudsonicusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

White TernGygis alba
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue NoddyAnous ceruleus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Spectacled TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Inca TernLarosterna incaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Short-billed GullLarus brachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
California GullLarus californicusRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm PetrelHydrobates leucorhous
Band-rumped Storm PetrelHydrobates castro

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externa
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisBreeding endemic
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostris
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Pink-footed ShearwaterArdenna creatopusRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelli
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Nazca BoobySula grantiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisIntroduced species
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental
Hawaiian HawkButeo solitariusEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

American Barn OwlTyto furcataIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Mitred ParakeetPsittacara mitratusIntroduced species
Red-masked ParakeetPsittacara erythrogenysIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Hawaii ElepaioChasiempis sandwichensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Hawaiian CrowCorvus hawaiiensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohoidae

KioeaChaetoptila angustiplumaEndemic
Hawaii OoMoho nobilisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphoneIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species
Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

OmaoMyadestes obscurusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

African SilverbillEuodice cantansIntroduced species
Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species
Lavender WaxbillGlaucestrilda caerulescensIntroduced species
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

PalilaLoxioides bailleuiEndemic (country/region)
Lesser Koa FinchRhodacanthis flavicepsEndemic
Greater Koa FinchRhodacanthis palmeriEndemic
Kona GrosbeakChloridops konaEndemic
OuPsittirostra psittaceaEndemic (country/region)
IiwiDrepanis coccineaEndemic (country/region)
Hawaii MamoDrepanis pacificaEndemic
Ula-ai-hawaneCiridops annaEndemic
ApapaneHimatione sanguineaEndemic (country/region)
Greater AmakihiViridonia sagittirostrisEndemic
Lesser AkialoaAkialoa obscuraEndemic (country/region)
AkiapolaauHemignathus wilsoniEndemic (country/region)
Hawaii CreeperLoxops manaEndemic
Hawaii AkepaLoxops coccineusEndemic
Hawaii AmakihiChlorodrepanis virensEndemic (country/region)
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusIntroduced species
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaIntroduced species
Red-crested CardinalParoaria coronataIntroduced species
Yellow-billed CardinalParoaria capitataIntroduced species

 

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