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Wake Island

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

Other names: Wake Atoll

Number of species: 54
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08
Last modified: 2021-03-13
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Wake Island RailHypotaenidia wakensisEndemic

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleri
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 

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