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Kauai

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Kauai , 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 Clements, version 2021. 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: Kauai [map]

Other names: Kauai County

Number of species: 204
Number of endemics: 11
Number of introduced species: 41
Date last reviewed: 2017-12-17
Last modified: 2021-03-13
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Emperor GooseAnser canagicusRare/Accidental
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Hawaiian GooseBranta sandvicensisEndemic (country/region)
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
Hawaiian DuckAnas wyvillianaEndemic (country/region)
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Common MerganserMergus merganserRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Gray FrancolinOrtygornis pondicerianusIntroduced species
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaIntroduced species
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckeliiIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraIntroduced species

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
Hawaiian CootFulica alaiEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Common GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyAnous ceruleus
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesRare/Accidental
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castro
Tristram's Storm-PetrelHydrobates tristrami

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultima
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externa
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensis
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrata
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliEndemic

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Blue-footed BoobySula nebouxii
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisIntroduced species
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Kauai ElepaioChasiempis sclateriEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Varied TitSittiparus variusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphoneIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species
Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorusIntroduced species
Greater Necklaced LaughingthrushPterorhinus pectoralisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

KamaoMyadestes myadestinusEndemic
PuaiohiMyadestes palmeriEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohoidae

Kauai OoMoho braccatusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

African SilverbillEuodice cantansIntroduced species
Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

AkikikiOreomystis bairdiEndemic
ApapaneHimatione sanguineaEndemic (country/region)
IiwiDrepanis coccineaEndemic (country/region)
OuPsittirostra psittaceaEndemic (country/region)
Kauai NukupuuHemignathus hanapepeEndemic
Oahu NukupuuHemignathus lucidusEndemic (country/region)
Kauai AkialoaAkialoa stejnegeriEndemic
AnianiauMagumma parvaEndemic
Kauai AmakihiChlorodrepanis stejnegeriEndemic
AkekeeLoxops caeruleirostrisEndemic
Hawaii AkepaLoxops coccineusEndemic (country/region)
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglectaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Red-crested CardinalParoaria coronataIntroduced species
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaIntroduced species

 

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