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Saipan

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

Other names: Saipan Municipality

Number of species: 135
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13
Last modified: 2021-08-23
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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 laperouse

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Island Collared DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
White-throated Ground DoveAlopecoenas xanthonurus
Mariana Fruit DovePtilinopus roseicapilla

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschi
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
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 ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosIntroduced species
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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 bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
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 rubratra

 
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 takatsukasae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceusRare/Accidental
Micronesian StarlingAplonis opaca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 

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