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This checklist includes all bird species found in Antigua and Barbuda , 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Antigua and Barbuda [map]

Number of species: 202
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01
Last modified: 2022-07-08
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberExtirpated

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosaRare/Accidental
Bridled Quail DoveGeotrygon mystaceaRare/Accidental
Ruddy Quail DoveGeotrygon montanaRare/Accidental
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularisRare/Accidental
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black RailLaterallus jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

European White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaExtirpated

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Guadeloupe WoodpeckerMelanerpes herminieriRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Barbuda WarblerSetophaga subitaEndemic Vulnerable
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterusRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow FinchSicalis luteolaRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fuscaExtirpated
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficaudaRare/Accidental
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosRare/Accidental
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental

 

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