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This checklist includes all bird species found in Santa Cruz (former 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 .

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: Santa Cruz (former county) [map]

Number of species: 104
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 3
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alexander's SwiftApus alexandriEndemic (country/region)
Common SwiftApus apus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulataRare/Accidental
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marina

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castro
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape Verde PetrelPterodroma feaeBreeding endemic
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiBreeding endemic Near-threatened
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skua

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusEndemic (country/region)
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Cape Verde SparrowPasser iagoensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Cape Verde WarblerAcrocephalus brevipennisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 

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