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This checklist includes all bird species found in Nihoa , 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 2022. 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: Nihoa [map]

Number of species: 71
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2017-12-17
Last modified: 2022-09-19
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraIntroduced species

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Laysan RailZapornia palmeriEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataVulnerable
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyAnous ceruleus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesNear-threatened
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousVulnerable
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castro
Tristram's Storm-PetrelHydrobates tristrami

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisEndangered
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliCritically endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisIntroduced species

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

MillerbirdAcrocephalus familiarisEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

African SilverbillEuodice cantansIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Nihoa FinchTelespiza ultimaEndemic Critically endangered
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisIntroduced species

 

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