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South Georgia Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in South Georgia 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 Clements, version 2019. 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: South Georgia Island [map]

Number of species: 80
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Last modified: 2020-01-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Upland GooseChloephaga pictaExtirpated
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Chiloe WigeonMareca sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennisRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbiiRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Subantarctic ShearwaterPuffinus elegansRare/Accidental
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

South Georgia ShagPhalacrocorax georgianusEndemic (country/region)
Antarctic ShagPhalacrocorax bransfieldensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Chilean SwallowTachycineta leucopygaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkLeistes loycaRare/Accidental

 

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