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Midway Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Midway 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 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: Midway Island [map]

Other names: Midway Islands, Midway Atoll

Number of species: 183
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2017-12-17
Last modified: 2021-07-19
See also: http://www.fws.gov/midway/seabirdpops.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Emperor GooseAnser canagicusRare/Accidental
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Falcated DuckMareca falcataRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
Laysan DuckAnas laysanensisEndemic (country/region)
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicusRare/Accidental
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaExtirpated
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusRare/Accidental
Hawaiian CootFulica alaiRare/Accidental
Laysan RailZapornia palmeri

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusumeRare/Accidental
Parakeet AukletAethia psittaculaRare/Accidental
Horned PuffinFratercula corniculataRare/Accidental
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Common GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Western GullLarus occidentalisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/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 alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Least TernSternula antillarum
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental
Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Fork-tailed Storm-PetrelHydrobates furcatusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental
Tristram's Storm-PetrelHydrobates tristrami

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensis
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallax
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleri
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelli
Bryan's ShearwaterPuffinus bryaniRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Nazca BoobySula grantiRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic CormorantUrile pelagicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Steller's Sea-EagleHaliaeetus pelagicusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

MillerbirdAcrocephalus familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Laysan FinchTelespiza cantansExtirpated
Nihoa FinchTelespiza ultimaEndemic
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusRare/Accidental
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaRare/Accidental
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretRare/Accidental
Island CanarySerinus canariaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisRare/Accidental

 

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