Welcome Guest
Hosted by Birds Canada - Oiseaux Canada

Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Ascension

Birdlife Logo

This checklist includes all bird species found in Ascension , 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).

Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Birds Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

© Denis Lepage 2022

Go back to Bird Checklists of the World
Go back to Bird Links to the World

Change display options:

See more checklists for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Listen to random bird songs from Xeno-Canto for this region:

Recordings not starting automatically? Try enabling autoplay in your browser, or click the play button below.

Country or region: Ascension [map]

Number of species: 96
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2022-05-04
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
Text only
Photos & sounds
PDF (wide)
PDF (compact)
Recent additions
Hypotheticals

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusRare/Accidental
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

St. Helena CuckooNannococcyx psixEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Ascension CrakeMundia elpenorEndemic Extinct
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Subantarctic ShearwaterPuffinus elegansRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Ascension FrigatebirdFregata aquilaEndemic Vulnerable
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelosRare/Accidental
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

European RobinErithacus rubeculaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensis
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixRare/Accidental
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotosRare/Accidental
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaRare/Accidental
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisRare/Accidental
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisRare/Accidental
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaRare/Accidental
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental

 

References (partial list)

Avibase has been visited 344,132,260 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy