Remote Species


# Species:1109
# Excl Vagrants:1043
# Endemics:22
# Near Endemics:87




NTNear Threatened7
CRCritically Endangered4

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.


List of species in the country occurring in remote locales not typically visited by birding tours. Table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Undulated TinamouCrypturellus undulatus

Ducks: Anatidae

2Falkland Steamer-DuckTachyeres brachypterus
3Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
4Brazilian MerganserMergus octosetaceus
5Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

6Andean GuanPenelope montagnii
7Bare-faced CurassowCrax fasciolata

Grebes: Podicipedidae

8Hooded GrebePodiceps gallardoi

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa
10Plumbeous PigeonPatagioenas plumbea
11Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
12Purple-winged Ground DoveParaclaravis geoffroyi
13Violaceous Quail-DoveGeotrygon violacea

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

14Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellus

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

15Sickle-winged NightjarEleothreptus anomalus
16Ladder-tailed NightjarHydropsalis climacocerca

Swifts: Apodidae

17Biscutate SwiftStreptoprocne biscutata

Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

18White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
19Lesser VioletearColibri cyanotus
20White-tailed GoldenthroatPolytmus guainumbi
21Juan Fernandez FirecrownSephanoides fernandensis
22Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostris
23Amethyst WoodstarCalliphlox amethystina
24Many-spotted HummingbirdTaphrospilus hypostictus
25Rufous-throated SapphireHylocharis sapphirina
26White-chinned SapphireChlorestes cyanus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

27Azure GallinulePorphyrio flavirostris
28Speckled RailCoturnicops notatus

Sunbittern: Eurypygidae

29SunbitternEurypyga helias

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

30Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius
31Agami HeronAgamia agami
32Least BitternIxobrychus exilis

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

33Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruber

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

34Gray-bellied HawkAccipiter poliogaster
35Rufous-thighed Hawk**Accipiter erythronemius
36White HawkPseudastur albicollis
37Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidus

Puffbirds: Bucconidae

38Guianan PuffbirdNotharchus macrorhynchos
39Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectus

Jacamars: Galbulidae

40Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

Woodpeckers: Picidae

41Ocellated PiculetPicumnus dorbignyanus
42Mottled PiculetPicumnus nebulosus
43Crimson-crested WoodpeckerCampephilus melanoleucos
44Pale-crested WoodpeckerCeleus lugubris

Parrots: Psittacidae

45White-winged ParakeetBrotogeris versicolurus
46Blue-headed ParrotPionus menstruus
47Vinaceous-breasted ParrotAmazona vinacea
48Red-spectacled ParrotAmazona pretrei
49Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis
50Peach-fronted ParakeetEupsittula aurea
51Blue-winged MacawPrimolius maracana

Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

52Plain-winged AntshrikeThamnophilus schistaceus
53Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensis
54Black-bellied AntwrenFormicivora melanogaster
55White-browed AntbirdMyrmoborus leucophrys

Tapaculos: Rhinocryptidae

56Mouse-colored TapaculoScytalopus speluncae

Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

57Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosa
58Buff-throated WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus guttatus
59Scaled WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes squamatus
60Patagonian Forest EarthcreeperUpucerthia saturatior

Manakins: Pipridae

61White-bearded ManakinManacus manacus

Cotingas: Cotingidae

62Swallow-tailed CotingaPhibalura flavirostris
63Bare-throated BellbirdProcnias nudicollis

Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

64Masked TityraTityra semifasciata

Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

65Black-capped PipritesPiprites pileata
66Russet-winged SpadebillPlatyrinchus leucoryphus
67Ruddy Tody-FlycatcherPoecilotriccus russatus
68Rusty-fronted Tody-FlycatcherPoecilotriccus latirostris
69White-lored TyrannuletOrnithion inerme
70Sharp-tailed TyrantCulicivora caudacuta
71Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensis
72Tawny-rumped TyrannuletPhyllomyias uropygialis
73Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
74Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
75Little Ground-TyrantSyrtidicola fluviatilis
76Plain-capped Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola alpinus
77Pied Water-TyrantFluvicola pica
78Streamer-tailed TyrantGubernetes yetapa
79Cock-tailed TyrantAlectrurus tricolor
80Strange-tailed TyrantAlectrurus risora
81Rufous-tailed AttilaAttila phoenicurus
82Gray-capped FlycatcherMyiozetetes granadensis

Swallows: Hirundinidae

83Black-collared SwallowPygochelidon melanoleuca

Wrens: Troglodytidae

84Cobb's WrenTroglodytes cobbi

Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

85Chilean MockingbirdMimus thenca

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

86Yellow-legged ThrushTurdus flavipes

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

87South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticus
88Ochre-breasted PipitAnthus nattereri

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

89White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minuta
90Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostris

New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

91Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris

Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

92Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militaris
93Pampas MeadowlarkLeistes defilippii
94Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus
95Yellow-rumped CaciqueCacicus cela
96Pale BaywingAgelaioides fringillarius
97Saffron-cowled BlackbirdXanthopsar flavus

New World Warblers: Parulidae

98Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
99Masked YellowthroatGeothlypis aequinoctialis
100Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
101Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
102Flavescent WarblerMyiothlypis flaveola
103Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatus

Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

104Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoides

Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

105Cinnamon TanagerSchistochlamys ruficapillus
106Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillata
107Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
108Burnished-buff TanagerStilpnia cayana
109Plain-colored TanagerTangara inornata
110Opal-rumped TanagerTangara velia
111Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
112White-throated Sierra FinchIdiopsar erythronotus
113White-bridled FinchMelanodera melanodera
114Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minuta
115Pearly-bellied SeedeaterSporophila pileata
116Ibera SeedeaterSporophila iberaensis
117Morelet's SeedeaterSporophila morelleti
118Coal-crested FinchCharitospiza eucosma
119Black-masked FinchCoryphaspiza melanotis
120Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximus
121Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectus


 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.