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Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan , 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: Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan [map]

Other names: Agiguan

Number of species: 143
Number of endemics: 4
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13
Last modified: 2021-08-23
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Falcated DuckMareca falcataRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian MegapodeMegapodius laperouseEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Island Collared DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
White-throated Ground DoveAlopecoenas xanthonurusEndemic (country/region)
Mariana Fruit DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndemic (country/region)

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Caroline SwiftletAerodramus inquietus
Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic (country/region)
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMetabolus takatsukasaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malaccaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Guam WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic (country/region)
Hiwai's WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic
Aguijan WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceusRare/Accidental
Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 

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