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This checklist includes all bird species found in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge , 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: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge [map]

Number of species: 322
Number of introduced species: 3
Last modified: 2022-10-15
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca strepera
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Wood DuckAix sponsa

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Scaled QuailCallipepla squamata
Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambelii
Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusExtirpated
Montezuma QuailCyrtonyx montezumae

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Inca DoveColumbina inca
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii
Mexican Whip-poor-willAntrostomus arizonae
Buff-collared NightjarAntrostomus ridgwayiRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostris
Violet-crowned HummingbirdAmazilia violiceps
Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgens
Lucifer HummingbirdCalothorax luciferRare/Accidental
Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Costa's HummingbirdCalypte costae
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Black VultureCoragyps atratus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Gray HawkButeo plagiatus
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern Pygmy OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy OwlGlaucidium brasilianumRare/Accidental
Elf OwlMicrathene whitneyi
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Western Screech OwlMegascops kennicottii
Whiskered Screech OwlMegascops trichopsis
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Elegant TrogonTrogon elegans

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Gilded FlickerColaptes chrysoides
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Gila WoodpeckerMelanerpes uropygialis
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris
Arizona WoodpeckerPicoides arizonae

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Northern Beardless TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbe
Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed KingbirdTyrannus crassirostris
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebeRare/Accidental
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Bell's VireoVireo bellii
Gray VireoVireo vicinior
Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Hutton's VireoVireo huttoni
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Common RavenCorvus corax
Chihuahuan RavenCorvus cryptoleucus
Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Mexican JayAphelocoma wollweberi
Woodhouse's Scrub JayAphelocoma woodhouseii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens
Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassinii
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureusRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
Lawrence's GoldfinchSpinus lawrencei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
Rufous-winged SparrowPeucaea carpalis
Botteri's SparrowPeucaea botterii
Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassinii
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Canyon TowheeKieneria fusca
Abert's TowheeKieneria aberti
Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-eyed JuncoJunco phaeonotus
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Baird's SparrowCentronyx bairdii
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Crescent-chested WarblerOreothlypis superciliosaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Lucy's WarblerLeiothlypis luciae
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiae
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatusRare/Accidental
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Varied BuntingPasserina versicolor
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
PyrrhuloxiaCardinalis sinuatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Bridled TitmouseBaeolophus wollweberi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

VerdinAuriparus flaviceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Purple MartinProgne subis
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptiliogonatidae

PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

American TreecreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Boulder WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Black-tailed GnatcatcherPolioptila melanura
Black-capped GnatcatcherPolioptila nigricepsRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Curve-billed ThrasherToxostoma curvirostre
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental
Bendire's ThrasherToxostoma bendirei
Crissal ThrasherToxostoma crissale

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Varied ThrushIxoreus naeviusRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayiIntroduced species
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Rufous-backed ThrushTurdus rufopalliatusRare/Accidental

 

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