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Wake Island

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

Number of species: 54
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08
Last modified: 2021-03-13
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Wake Island RailGallirallus wakensisEndemic

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleri
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelli

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 

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