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

Number of species: 117
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2019-02-12
Last modified: 2024-02-13
See also: http://ardeajournal.natuurinfo.nl/ardeapdf/a55-115-137.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicusRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaRare/Accidental
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
Bridled Quail DoveGeotrygon mystacea
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularis
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minorRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeataRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinaxIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechiaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda

 

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