Welcome Guest
Hosted by Birds Canada - Oiseaux Canada

Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Aruba

Birdlife Logo

This checklist includes all bird species found in Aruba , 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).

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 Birds Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

© Denis Lepage 2024

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

Change display options:

See more checklists for Aruba

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

Listen to random bird songs from Xeno-Canto for this region:

Recordings not starting automatically? Try enabling autoplay in your browser, or click the play button below.

Country or region: Aruba [map]

Number of species: 279
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2021-09-05
Last modified: 2024-02-13
See also: https://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.htm
Text only
Photos & sounds
PDF (wide)
PDF (compact)
Recent additions
Hypotheticals

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Bare-eyed PigeonPatagioenas corensis
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosaRare/Accidental
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Steatornithidae

OilbirdSteatornis caripensisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Little NightjarSetopagis parvulaRare/Accidental
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventrisRare/Accidental
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Sick's SwiftChaetura meridionalisRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed Palm SwiftTachornis squamataRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraRare/Accidental
Ruby-topaz HummingbirdChrysolampis mosquitus
Blue-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon mellisugus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater AniCrotophaga majorRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minorRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaea

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guaraunaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americanaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Whistling HeronSyrigma sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruberRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplexRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental
Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusRare/Accidental
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisRare/Accidental
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataRare/Accidental
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachimaRare/Accidental
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Yellow-shouldered ParrotAmazona barbadensis
Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinax

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Cinereous BecardPachyramphus rufus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Southern Beardless TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumRare/Accidental
Slaty ElaeniaElaenia streperaRare/Accidental
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostrisRare/Accidental
Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Mouse-colored TyrannuletPhaeomyias murinaRare/Accidental
Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaiusRare/Accidental
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosa
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatusRare/Accidental
Variegated FlycatcherEmpidonomus variusRare/Accidental
Crowned Slaty FlycatcherGriseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatusRare/Accidental
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana
Swainson's FlycatcherMyiarchus swainsoniRare/Accidental
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Northern Scrub FlycatcherSublegatus arenarum
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusRare/Accidental
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax trailliiRare/Accidental
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiRare/Accidental
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridisRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-headed MuniaLonchura malaccaRare/Accidental
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-breasted BlackbirdLeistes militarisRare/Accidental
Yellow OrioleIcterus nigrogularis
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterusIntroduced species
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisIntroduced species
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental
Oriole BlackbirdGymnomystax mexicanusRare/Accidental
Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaIntroduced species
Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulvaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensisRare/Accidental
Cuban MartinProgne cryptoleucaRare/Accidental
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatusRare/Accidental
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental

 

References (partial list)

Avibase has been visited 382,913,606 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy