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

Number of species: 211
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-09
Last modified: 2022-04-14
See also: http://www.bio-diversity-nevis.org/images/Nevis%20Birds/Birds%20of%20Nevis%20Check%20List.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
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

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 martinica

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/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: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
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

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhingaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
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 flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto albaExtirpated

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaExtirpated

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental
Stolid FlycatcherMyiarchus stolidusRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Adelaide's WarblerSetophaga adelaidaeRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenisRare/Accidental

 

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