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Saipan

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Saipan , 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 2018. 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: Saipan [map]

Number of species: 128
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13
Last modified: 2019-06-15
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Falcated DuckMareca falcataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriVulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveAlopecoenas xanthonurusNear-threatened
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndangered

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndangered
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosIntroduced species
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Mariana KingfisherTodiramphus albicillaEndemic (country/region)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMonarcha takatsukasaeVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Nightingale Reed WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Saipan Reed WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opaca
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species

 

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