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

Number of species: 269
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2021-09-05
Last modified: 2022-07-22
See also: https://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.htm
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis sylvicolaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosaRare/Accidental
Bare-eyed PigeonPatagioenas corensis
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater AniCrotophaga majorRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniRare/Accidental
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minorRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Little NightjarSetopagis parvulaRare/Accidental
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Steatornithidae

OilbirdSteatornis caripensisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental Vulnerable
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaVulnerable
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiRare/Accidental
Sick's SwiftChaetura meridionalisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraRare/Accidental
Ruby-topaz HummingbirdChrysolampis mosquitus
Blue-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon mellisugus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinica

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guaraunaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisNear-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplexRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americanaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantNannopterum brasilianum

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Whistling HeronSyrigma sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruberRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusRare/Accidental
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataRare/Accidental
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara plancus
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachimaRare/Accidental
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Yellow-shouldered ParrotAmazona barbadensisNear-threatened
Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Cinereous BecardPachyramphus rufus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Mouse-colored TyrannuletPhaeomyias murinaRare/Accidental
Slaty ElaeniaElaenia streperaRare/Accidental
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostrisRare/Accidental
Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensis
Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax trailliiRare/Accidental
Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarum
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusRare/Accidental
Swainson's FlycatcherMyiarchus swainsoniRare/Accidental
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosa
Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaiusRare/Accidental
Variegated FlycatcherEmpidonomus variusRare/Accidental
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Chivi VireoVireo chivi
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridisRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Cuban MartinProgne cryptoleucaRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensisRare/Accidental
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulvaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisRare/Accidental
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterus
Yellow OrioleIcterus nigrogularis
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisIntroduced species
Oriole BlackbirdGymnomystax mexicanusRare/Accidental
Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataNear-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaIntroduced species
Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 

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