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Barbados

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Barbados , 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: Barbados [map]

Number of species: 276
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 11
Date last reviewed: 2008-11-26
Last modified: 2021-04-29
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisIntroduced species
Brent GooseBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Orinoco GooseNeochen jubataRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
Wood DuckAix sponsaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusExtirpated

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
African Collared DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaRare/Accidental
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyuraRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melbaRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater AniCrotophaga majorRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescens
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaRare/Accidental
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental
Collared PloverCharadrius collarisRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisRare/Accidental
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisExtirpated

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataRare/Accidental
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Bat FalconFalco rufigularisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonicaIntroduced species
Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusExtirpated

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescensRare/Accidental
Eastern Wood PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferRare/Accidental
Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga ceruleaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow FinchSicalis luteola
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor
Barbados BullfinchLoxigilla barbadensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Cuban MartinProgne cryptoleucaRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fuscaExtirpated
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatusRare/Accidental
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosExtirpated
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenisExtirpated

 

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