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

Number of species: 195
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-09
Last modified: 2022-04-14
See also: http://www.birdsofstkittsnevis.com/index.php/list-of-birds.html
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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
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusExtirpated Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental Vulnerable
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean SwiftChaetura martinicaRare/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 americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus longirostrisRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/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 albaRare/Accidental
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 dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Collared PloverCharadrius collarisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
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 flavipesRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaExtirpated

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Stolid FlycatcherMyiarchus stolidusRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

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

 
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

Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean SaltatorSaltator albicollisRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Puerto Rican BullfinchMelopyrrha portoricensisExtirpated
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental

 

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