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Area (SqMi):8,867
# Species:590
# Excl Vagrants:540
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:9
Species/1000 SqMi:60.9

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List of all species known to occur in the country. 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

1Great TinamouTinamus majorCB,MB,PH,TK
2Little TinamouCrypturellus souiCB,HV,MB,PH
TK
3Slaty-breasted TinamouCrypturellus boucardiCB,MB,PH,TK
4Thicket TinamouCrypturellus cinnamomeusTK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

5Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisCT
6/Fulvous Whistling-Duck/Dendrocygna bicolor 
7[Snow Goose]Anser caerulescens 
8[Greater White-fronted Goose]Anser albifrons 
9Muscovy DuckCairina moschataCT
10/Blue-winged Teal/Spatula discorsCT
11/Cinnamon Teal/Spatula cyanoptera 
12/Northern Shoveler/Spatula clypeata 
13/American Wigeon/Mareca americana 
14[Mallard]Anas platyrhynchos 
15/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta 
16/Green-winged Teal/Anas carolinensis 
17/Ring-necked Duck/Aythya collarisCT
18/Lesser Scaup/Aythya affinis 
19[Hooded Merganser]Lophodytes cucullatus 
20[Red-breasted Merganser]Mergus serrator 
21{Masked Duck}Nomonyx dominicus 

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

22Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetulaCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
23Crested GuanPenelope purpurascensCB,HV,MB,TK
24Great CurassowCrax rubraCB,MB,TK

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

25Black-throated BobwhiteColinus nigrogularisCT
26Singing QuailDactylortyx thoracicus 
27Spotted Wood-QuailOdontophorus guttatusHV

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

28Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellataMB,TK

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

29{American Flamingo}Phoenicopterus ruber 

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

30Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicusTK
31/Pied-billed Grebe/Podilymbus podicepsCT

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

32Rock PigeonColumba liviaCB,CT
33Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensisCB,CT,MB
34Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosaCB,HV,MB,TK
35White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephala 
36Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostrisCB,CT
37Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostrisCB,MB,TK
38Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto 
39[Inca Dove]Columbina inca 
40Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina 
41Plain-breasted Ground DoveColumbina minuta 
42Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiCT,MB,TK
43Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosaCB,MB,TK
44Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montanaMB,TK
45White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxiCT,MB
46Caribbean DoveLeptotila jamaicensis 
47Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassiniiMB
48Gray-headed DoveLeptotila plumbeicepsHV,MB,TK
49White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica 
50Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita 
51|Mourning Dove|Zenaida macroura 

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

52/Smooth-billed Ani/Crotophaga ani 
53Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostrisCB,CT,MB
54Striped CuckooTapera naeviaCT,TK
55Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellus 
56Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayanaCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
57|Yellow-billed Cuckoo|Coccyzus americanus 
58Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor 
59|Black-billed Cuckoo|Coccyzus erythropthalmus 

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

60/Lesser Nighthawk/Chordeiles acutipennisMB
61Common NighthawkChordeiles minorMB
62Short-tailed NighthawkLurocalis semitorquatus 
63Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollisCB,CT,MB,TK
64Yucatan PoorwillNyctiphrynus yucatanicus 
65|Chuck-will's-widow|Antrostomus carolinensis 
66Yucatan NightjarAntrostomus badius 
67|Eastern Whip-poor-will|Antrostomus vociferus 

 
Potoos: Nyctibiidae

68Northern PotooNyctibius jamaicensisCT,MB

 
Swifts: Apodidae

69Black SwiftCypseloides nigerTK
70[White-chinned Swift]Cypseloides cryptus 
71[Chestnut-collared Swift]Streptoprocne rutila 
72White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisHV,MB,TK
73Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica 
74Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiMB,TK
75White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalisHV
76Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensisMB,TK

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

77White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraCB,MB,TK
78Band-tailed BarbthroatThrenetes ruckeri 
79Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostrisCB,MB,TK
80Little Hermit
(Stripe-throated Hermit)
Phaethornis striigularisCB,HV,MB,TK
81Brown VioletearColibri delphinae 
82Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barrotiTK
83Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiCT,TK
84Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenae 
85{Long-billed Starthroat}Heliomaster longirostris 
86[Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird]Tilmatura dupontii 
87/Ruby-throated Hummingbird/Archilochus colubrisCT,HV,MB
88Canivet's EmeraldChlorostilbon canivetiiTK
89Emerald-chinned HummingbirdAbeillia abeillei 
90Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvieriiCB,MB,PH,TK
91Wedge-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus curvipennisCB,MB,TK
92Violet SabrewingCampylopterus hemileucurusMB
93Crowned WoodnymphThalurania fannyi 
94Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximia 
95White-bellied EmeraldAmazilia candidaCB,CT,MB,PH
TK
96Azure-crowned HummingbirdAmazilia cyanocephalaHV,PH
97Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatlCB,CT,MB,TK
98Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensisCT
99Cinnamon HummingbirdAmazilia rutila 
100[Blue-throated Goldentail]Hylocharis eliciae 

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

101Clapper RailRallus crepitans 
102Spotted RailPardirallus maculatus 
103Uniform CrakeAmaurolimnas concolor 
104Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillaris 
105Russet-naped Wood-RailAramides albiventrisCT,MB
106Gray-cowled Wood-RailAramides cajaneusTK
107/Sora/Porzana carolina 
108Common GallinuleGallinula galeataCT
109/American Coot/Fulica americanaCT
110Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaTK
111{Yellow-breasted Crake}Hapalocrex flaviventer 
112Ruddy CrakeLaterallus ruberCB,CT,MB,TK
113Gray-breasted CrakeLaterallus exilis 
114Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis 

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

115SungrebeHeliornis fulicaCT

 
Limpkin: Aramidae

116LimpkinAramus guaraunaCT,TK

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

117/Black-necked Stilt/Himantopus mexicanus 
118/American Avocet/Recurvirostra americana 

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

119/American Oystercatcher/Haematopus palliatus 

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

120/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola 
121|American Golden-Plover|Pluvialis dominica 
122Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis 
123Collared PloverCharadrius collaris 
124/Snowy Plover/Charadrius nivosus 
125/Wilson's Plover/Charadrius wilsonia 
126/Semipalmated Plover/Charadrius semipalmatus 
127/Killdeer/Charadrius vociferusCT

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

128Northern JacanaJacana spinosaCT,TK

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

129|Upland Sandpiper|Bartramia longicauda 
130/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus 
131/Long-billed Curlew/Numenius americanus 
132[Hudsonian Godwit]Limosa haemastica 
133/Marbled Godwit/Limosa fedoa 
134/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres 
135/Red Knot/Calidris canutus 
136|Stilt Sandpiper|Calidris himantopus 
137/Sanderling/Calidris alba 
138{Dunlin}Calidris alpina 
139{Baird's Sandpiper}Calidris bairdii 
140/Least Sandpiper/Calidris minutillaCT
141|White-rumped Sandpiper|Calidris fuscicollis 
142|Buff-breasted Sandpiper|Calidris subruficollis 
143|Pectoral Sandpiper|Calidris melanotos 
144|Semipalmated Sandpiper|Calidris pusillaCT
145/Western Sandpiper/Calidris mauri 
146/Short-billed Dowitcher/Limnodromus griseus 
147/Long-billed Dowitcher/Limnodromus scolopaceus 
148/Wilson's Snipe/Gallinago delicata 
149|Wilson's Phalarope|Phalaropus tricolor 
150[Red-necked Phalarope]Phalaropus lobatus 
151/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis maculariusCT,MB
152/Solitary Sandpiper/Tringa solitariaCT
153/Greater Yellowlegs/Tringa melanoleuca 
154/Willet/Tringa semipalmata 
155/Lesser Yellowlegs/Tringa flavipes 

 
Skuas and Jaegers: Stercorariidae

156[Great Skua]Stercorarius skua 
157/Pomarine Jaeger/Stercorarius pomarinus 
158/Parasitic Jaeger/Stercorarius parasiticus 
159Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus 

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

160[Black-legged Kittiwake]Rissa tridactyla 
161/Bonaparte's Gull/Chroicocephalus philadelphia 
162Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla 
163|Franklin's Gull|Leucophaeus pipixcan 
164[Black-tailed Gull]Larus crassirostris 
165/Ring-billed Gull/Larus delawarensis 
166/Herring Gull/Larus argentatus 
167[Great Black-backed Gull]Larus marinus 
168Brown NoddyAnous stolidus 
169Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus 
170Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus 
171Least TernSternula antillarum 
172/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon niloticaCT
173/Caspian Tern/Hydroprogne caspiaCT
174|Black Tern|Chlidonias niger 
175(Roseate Tern)Sterna dougallii 
176/Common Tern/Sterna hirundo 
177/Forster's Tern/Sterna forsteriCT
178Royal TernThalasseus maximus 
179Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis 
180/Black Skimmer/Rynchops niger 

 
Sunbittern: Eurypygidae

181SunbitternEurypyga helias 

 
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae

182[White-tailed Tropicbird]Phaethon lepturus 

 
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae

183[Sooty Shearwater]Ardenna griseus 
184[Manx Shearwater]Puffinus puffinus 
185[Audubon's Shearwater]Puffinus lherminieri 

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

186JabiruJabiru mycteriaCT
187Wood StorkMycteria americanaCT,MB,TK

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

188Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens 

 
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

189{Masked Booby}Sula dactylatra 
190Brown BoobySula leucogaster 
191Red-footed BoobySula sula 

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

192AnhingaAnhinga anhingaCT

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

193Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusCT
194Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus 

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

195/American White Pelican/Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 
196Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisTK

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

197Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatus 
198American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus 
199Least BitternIxobrychus exilis 
200[Rufescent Tiger-Heron]Tigrisoma lineatum 
201Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanumCT,MB
202Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasCT
203Great EgretArdea albaCT,MB
204Snowy EgretEgretta thulaCT
205Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaCT,MB,TK
206Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorCT
207Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens 
208Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisCT,MB,TK
209Green HeronButorides virescensCT,TK
210Agami HeronAgamia agamiCB,CT
211Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxCT
212Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaCT
213Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusCT

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

214White IbisEudocimus albusCT
215[Scarlet Ibis]Eudocimus ruber 
216/Glossy Ibis/Plegadis falcinellusCT
217Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaCT

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

218Black VultureCoragyps atratusCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
219Turkey VultureCathartes auraCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
220Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusCT
221King VultureSarcoramphus papaCB,HV,MB,TK

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

222/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusCT

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

223White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus 
224Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatusMB
225Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensis 
226Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusHV,MB,TK
227Crested EagleMorphnus guianensis 
228Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaTK
229Black Hawk-EagleSpizaetus tyrannusCB,MB,TK
230Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusTK
231Black-and-white Hawk-EagleSpizaetus melanoleucus 
232Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisCT
233Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisCT
234Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatusMB
235|Mississippi Kite|Ictinia mississippiensis 
236Plumbeous KiteIctinia plumbeaCB,HV,MB,TK
237/Northern Harrier/Circus hudsonius 
238/Sharp-shinned Hawk/Accipiter striatus 
239White-breasted Hawk**Accipiter chionogaster 
240|Cooper's Hawk|Accipiter cooperii 
241Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolor 
242Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescensTK
243Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus 
244Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitingaCT,MB
245Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius 
246Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostrisCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
247Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus 
248White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatus 
249White HawkPseudastur albicollisCB,HV,MB,TK
250Gray HawkButeo plagiatusCB,MB,PH
251|Broad-winged Hawk|Buteo platypterus 
252Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusCB,CT,MB,TK
253[Swainson's Hawk]Buteo swainsoni 
254/Zone-tailed Hawk/Buteo albonotatus 
255Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis 

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

256Barn OwlTyto alba 

 
Owls: Strigidae

257Middle American Screech-OwlMegascops guatemalaeMB,TK
258Crested OwlLophostrix cristata 
259Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataCB,MB,PH
260Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus 
261Central American Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium griseicepsMB
262Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianumHV,PH
263{Burrowing Owl}Athene cunicularia 
264Mottled OwlCiccaba virgataMB,TK
265Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataMB,TK
266Striped OwlAsio clamator 
267Stygian OwlAsio stygiusHV

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

268Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massenaCB,MB,PH,TK
269Black-headed TrogonTrogon melanocephalusCB,CT,HV,MB
PH,TK
270Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatusCB,MB,PH,TK
271Collared TrogonTrogon collarisMB,PH

 
Motmots: Momotidae

272Tody MotmotHylomanes momotulaCB,MB,TK
273Lesson's MotmotMomotus lessoniiCB,HV,MB,TK
274Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumMB

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

275Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataCB,CT,MB
276/Belted Kingfisher/Megaceryle alcyonCT,MB
277Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaCB,MB
278American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aeneaCT
279Green KingfisherChloroceryle americanaCB,CT,MB

 
Puffbirds: Bucconidae

280White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchusTK
281White-whiskered PuffbirdMalacoptila panamensisPH,TK

 
Jacamars: Galbulidae

282Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficaudaCB,MB,TK

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

283Northern Emerald-ToucanetAulacorhynchus prasinusMB,TK
284Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatusCB,MB,PH,TK
285Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratusCB,MB,PH,TK

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

286/Yellow-bellied Sapsucker/Sphyrapicus variusHV,MB
287Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusCT,HV
288Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucheraniCB,CT,MB,TK
289Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeusCT
290Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifronsCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
291Ladder-backed WoodpeckerDryobates scalarisCT
292Smoky-brown WoodpeckerDryobates fumigatusMB,PH,TK
293Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensisCB,MB,TK
294Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatusCB,HV,MB,TK
295Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneusCB,MB,TK
296Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosusCB,CT,HV,MB
TK

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

297Barred Forest-FalconMicrastur ruficollisMB,PH,TK
298Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusCB,CT,MB,TK
299Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway 
300Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnansCT,HV,MB,TK
301/American Kestrel/Falco sparverius 
302/Merlin/Falco columbarius 
303Aplomado FalconFalco femoralis 
304Bat FalconFalco rufigularisCT,MB,TK
305Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusHV,TK
306/Peregrine Falcon/Falco peregrinus 

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

307Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotisCB,HV,MB,TK
308White-crowned ParrotPionus senilisHV,MB,TK
309Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisCT,HV,MB,TK
310[Yellow-naped Parrot]Amazona auropalliata 
311Yellow-headed ParrotAmazona oratrixCT
312White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsCT,TK
313Yellow-lored ParrotAmazona xantholora 
314Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosaCB,HV,MB,TK
315Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaCB,CT,MB,TK
316Scarlet MacawAra macaoCB,MB

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

317Great AntshrikeTaraba major 
318Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatusCB,CT,MB,TK
319Western Slaty-Antshrike
(Black-crowned Antshrike)
Thamnophilus atrinucha 
320Russet AntshrikeThamnistes anabatinus 
321Plain AntvireoDysithamnus mentalis 
322Slaty AntwrenMyrmotherula schisticolor 
323Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensisCB,MB,TK
324Dusky AntbirdCercomacroides tyranninaCB,MB
325Bare-crowned AntbirdGymnocichla nudiceps 

 
Antthrushes: Formicariidae

326Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analisCB,MB,TK

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

327Tawny-throated LeaftosserSclerurus mexicanus 
328Scaly-throated LeaftosserSclerurus guatemalensisMB,TK
329Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillusHV,MB,TK
330Ruddy WoodcreeperDendrocincla homochroaCB,MB,TK
331Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaMB,TK
332Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurusCB,HV,MB
333Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomaeMB,TK
334Strong-billed WoodcreeperXiphocolaptes promeropirhynchusTK
335Ivory-billed WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus flavigasterCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
336Spotted WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus erythropygius 
337Streak-headed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes souleyetiiCT
338Plain XenopsXenops minutusCB,MB,TK
339Buff-fronted Foliage-gleanerPhilydor rufum 
340Scaly-throated Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia variegaticepsCB,HV
341Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemusCB,MB,TK
342Rufous-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis erythrothoraxCB,CT,MB

 
Manakins: Pipridae

343White-collared ManakinManacus candeiCB,MB,TK
344Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalisCB,HV,MB,TK

 
Cotingas: Cotingidae

345Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilisCB
346Rufous PihaLipaugus unirufusMB

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

347Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitorMB,TK
348Masked TityraTityra semifasciataCB,CT,MB,TK
349Northern SchiffornisSchiffornis veraepacisCB,HV,MB,TK
350Speckled MournerLaniocera rufescens 
351Cinnamon BecardPachyramphus cinnamomeusMB,TK
352White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterusMB
353Gray-collared BecardPachyramphus major 
354Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeCB,CT,MB

 
Sharpbill: Oxyruncidae

355Northern Royal-FlycatcherOnychorhynchus mexicanusCB,MB,TK
356Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurusTK
357Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius sulphureipygiusCB,MB,TK

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

358Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusCB,MB,TK
359White-throated SpadebillPlatyrinchus mystaceus 
360Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineusCB,MB,TK
361Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalusMB,TK
362Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulareCT,MB,TK
363Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant
(Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher)
Poecilotriccus sylviaCB,CT,MB
364Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereumCB,CT,HV,MB
365Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostrisMB,TK
366Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescensCB,CT,MB,TK
367Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbeTK
368Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumMB,TK
369Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicataCT,MB,TK
370Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica 
371Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogasterCB,CT,HV,MB
372Paltry TyrannuletZimmerius vilissimus 
373Mistletoe TyrannuletZimmerius parvus 
374/Olive-sided Flycatcher/Contopus cooperiMB
375Greater PeweeContopus pertinax 
376|Eastern Wood-Pewee|Contopus virensMB,TK
377Tropical PeweeContopus cinereusCB,CT,MB
378/Yellow-bellied Flycatcher/Empidonax flaviventrisMB,TK
379|Acadian Flycatcher|Empidonax virescens 
380/Alder Flycatcher/Empidonax alnorum 
381|Willow Flycatcher|Empidonax traillii 
382/White-throated Flycatcher/Empidonax albigularis 
383/Least Flycatcher/Empidonax minimusCB,CT,MB,TK
384Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans 
385[Eastern Phoebe]Sayornis phoebe 
386Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusCT,TK
387Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceusCB,HV,MB,TK
388Rufous MournerRhytipterna holerythraMB,TK
389Yucatan FlycatcherMyiarchus yucatanensisCT
390Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculiferCB,CT,MB,TK
391/Great Crested Flycatcher/Myiarchus crinitusMB,TK
392Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusMB,TK
393Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
394Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitanguaCB,CT,MB,TK
395Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similisCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
396Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatusCB,TK
397Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventrisCB,MB,TK
398Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaiusCB,MB
399Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusCB,CT,MB,TK
400Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchiiCB,CT,MB,TK
401[Cassin's Kingbird]Tyrannus vociferans 
402[Western Kingbird]Tyrannus verticalis 
403|Eastern Kingbird|Tyrannus tyrannusCB,MB,TK
404|Gray Kingbird|Tyrannus dominicensis 
405/Scissor-tailed Flycatcher/Tyrannus forficatus 
406Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaCT,MB

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

407Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensisCT
408Green Shrike-VireoVireolanius pulchellusMB
409Tawny-crowned GreenletTunchironis ochraceicepsMB,TK
410Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtataCB,MB,TK
411/White-eyed Vireo/Vireo griseusHV,MB,TK
412Mangrove VireoVireo pallensCT,MB,TK
413/Yellow-throated Vireo/Vireo flavifronsMB,TK
414Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus 
415[Blue-headed Vireo]Vireo solitariusTK
416[Warbling Vireo]Vireo gilvus 
417/Philadelphia Vireo/Vireo philadelphicusMB
418/Red-eyed Vireo/Vireo olivaceusCB,MB,TK
419Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridisMB
420[Black-whiskered Vireo]Vireo altiloquus 
421Yucatan VireoVireo magister 

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

422Brown JayPsilorhinus morioCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
423Yucatan JayCyanocorax yucatanicusCT,MB

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

424Luapala CisticolaCisticola luapalaHV,MB

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

425/Northern Rough-winged Swallow/Stelgidopteryx serripennisCB,CT,MB,TK
426Ridgway's Rough-winged Swallow**Stelgidopteryx ridgwayi 
427Purple MartinProgne subisMB
428[Caribbean Martin]Progne dominicensis 
429Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaCT,MB,TK
430/Tree Swallow/Tachycineta bicolorCT
431Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilineaCB,CT
432/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia 
433/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaCT,MB
434/Cliff Swallow/Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 
435/Cave Swallow/Petrochelidon fulva 

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

436Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurusCB,CT,MB,TK
437Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaCT,HV,MB,TK
438Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbeaMB

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

439Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomela 
440House WrenTroglodytes aedonCB,CT,MB
441Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis 
442Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianusTK
443Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatusCB,TK
444Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectusCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
445Cabanis's WrenCantorchilus modestusCT,HV
446White-bellied WrenUropsila leucogastraTK
447White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucostictaCB,MB,TK

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

448Black CatbirdMelanoptila glabrirostrisCT
449/Gray Catbird/Dumetella carolinensisCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
450Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusCB,CT,HV
451Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos 

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

452/Eastern Bluebird/Sialia sialisHV
453Slate-colored SolitaireMyadestes unicolor 
454|Veery|Catharus fuscescens 
455|Gray-cheeked Thrush|Catharus minimus 
456|Swainson's Thrush|Catharus ustulatusMB,TK
457/Wood Thrush/Hylocichla mustelinaCB,MB,TK
458White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilisMB,TK
459Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayiCB,CT,HV,MB
TK

 
Waxwings: Bombycillidae

460/Cedar Waxwing/Bombycilla cedrorumMB

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

461House SparrowPasser domesticus 

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

462[American Pipit]Anthus rubescens 

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

463Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisCT,MB,TK
464Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinaceaHV,MB,TK
465Elegant EuphoniaEuphonia elegantissima 
466Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldiCB,HV,MB,TK
467White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minuta 
468Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra 
469Black-headed SiskinSpinus notatusHV
470Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria 

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

471Common ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavopectus 
472Botteri's SparrowPeucaea botterii 
473Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum 
474Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusCT
475Green-backed SparrowArremonops chloronotusMB,TK
476Chipping SparrowSpizella passerinaCT
477{Clay-colored Sparrow}Spizella pallida 
478|Lark Sparrow|Chondestes grammacus 
479Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys 
480Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostrisCB,MB
481Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis 
482[White-crowned Sparrow]Zonotrichia leucophrys 
483[Vesper Sparrow]Pooecetes gramineus 
484/Savannah Sparrow/Passerculus sandwichensis 
485/Lincoln's Sparrow/Melospiza lincolnii 
486Rusty SparrowAimophila rufescensHV

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

487|Bobolink|Dolichonyx oryzivorus 
488Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna 
489Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeusCB,CT,HV,MB
490Chestnut-headed OropendolaPsarocolius wagleri 
491Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezumaCB,CT,MB,TK
492Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelasCB,CT,MB,PH
TK
493/Orchard Oriole/Icterus spuriusCB,CT,MB,TK
494Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatusCT,MB
495Yellow-backed OrioleIcterus chrysaterHV
496Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelasCT,HV,MB,PH
497Orange OrioleIcterus auratus 
498Altamira OrioleIcterus gularisCT
499/Baltimore Oriole/Icterus galbulaCB,CT,MB,TK
500Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusCT
501Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneusCT,MB,TK
502Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorusTK
503Melodious BlackbirdDives divesCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
504Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusCB,CT,HV,TK

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

505/Ovenbird/Seiurus aurocapillaCB,MB,TK
506/Worm-eating Warbler/Helmitheros vermivorumCB,MB,TK
507/Louisiana Waterthrush/Parkesia motacillaCB,MB
508/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensisCB,CT,MB,TK
509/Golden-winged Warbler/Vermivora chrysopteraMB,TK
510/Blue-winged Warbler/Vermivora cyanopteraMB,TK
511/Black-and-white Warbler/Mniotilta variaCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
512|Prothonotary Warbler|Protonotaria citreaCT,MB
513/Swainson's Warbler/Limnothlypis swainsonii 
514/Tennessee Warbler/Leiothlypis peregrinaCB,MB,TK
515{Orange-crowned Warbler}Leiothlypis celata 
516/Nashville Warbler/Leiothlypis ruficapilla 
517{Virginia's Warbler}Leiothlypis virginiae 
518[Connecticut Warbler]Oporornis agilis 
519Gray-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis poliocephala 
520|Mourning Warbler|Geothlypis philadelphia 
521/Kentucky Warbler/Geothlypis formosaMB,TK
522/Common Yellowthroat/Geothlypis trichasCB,CT,HV,MB
523/Hooded Warbler/Setophaga citrinaCB,HV,MB,TK
524/American Redstart/Setophaga ruticillaCB,CT,MB,TK
525/Cape May Warbler/Setophaga tigrina 
526|Cerulean Warbler|Setophaga cerulea 
527/Northern Parula/Setophaga americanaCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
528Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumi 
529|Magnolia Warbler|Setophaga magnoliaCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
530|Bay-breasted Warbler|Setophaga castaneaMB
531|Blackburnian Warbler|Setophaga fuscaMB
532/Yellow Warbler/Setophaga petechiaCB,CT,MB,TK
533/Chestnut-sided Warbler/Setophaga pensylvanicaCB,MB,TK
534|Blackpoll Warbler|Setophaga striata 
535/Black-throated Blue Warbler/Setophaga caerulescens 
536/Palm Warbler/Setophaga palmarum 
537Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus 
538/Yellow-rumped Warbler/Setophaga coronataMB,TK
539/Yellow-throated Warbler/Setophaga dominicaCT,MB
540/Prairie Warbler/Setophaga discolor 
541Grace's WarblerSetophaga graciaeCT,HV
542[Townsend's Warbler]Setophaga townsendi 
543{Hermit Warbler}Setophaga occidentalis 
544Golden-cheeked WarblerSetophaga chrysoparia 
545/Black-throated Green Warbler/Setophaga virensCT,HV,MB,TK
546Rufous-capped WarblerBasileuterus rufifronsHV
547Golden-crowned WarblerBasileuterus culicivorusMB,TK
548|Canada Warbler|Cardellina canadensis 
549/Wilson's Warbler/Cardellina pusillaCB,MB
550/Yellow-breasted Chat/Icteria virensCB,CT,HV,MB

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

551Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularisTK
552Hepatic TanagerPiranga flavaHV
553/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubraCB,CT,MB,TK
554|Scarlet Tanager|Piranga olivaceaMB
555{Western Tanager}Piranga ludoviciana 
556Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentata 
557White-winged TanagerPiranga leucoptera 
558Red-crowned Ant-TanagerHabia rubicaHV,MB,PH,TK
559Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicaudaCB,CT,HV,MB
PH,TK
560Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogasterCB,MB,TK
561Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisCT
562/Rose-breasted Grosbeak/Pheucticus ludovicianusCT,HV,MB
563[Black-headed Grosbeak]Pheucticus melanocephalus 
564Gray-throated ChatGranatellus sallaei 
565Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolor 
566Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoidesCB,MB
567Blue BuntingCyanocompsa parellinaTK
568/Blue Grosbeak/Passerina caeruleaHV,MB
569/Indigo Bunting/Passerina cyaneaCB,HV,MB,TK
570|Painted Bunting|Passerina cirisTK
571|Dickcissel|Spiza americanaTK

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

572Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillataCB,MB,TK
573Black-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio aurantiusMB,TK
574Crimson-collared TanagerRamphocelus sanguinolentusCB,HV,MB,PH
575Scarlet-rumped TanagerRamphocelus passeriniiCB,MB
576Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopusCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
577Yellow-winged TanagerThraupis abbasCB,MB,TK
578Golden-hooded TanagerStilpnia larvataCB,HV,MB
579Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidus 
580Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneusCB,HV,MB,TK
581Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spizaCB,MB
582Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola 
583Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaMB
584Thick-billed Seed-FinchSporophila funereaCB,MB
585Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvinaCB,MB
586Morelet's SeedeaterSporophila morelletiCB,CT,HV,MB
TK
587<Slate-colored Seedeater>Sporophila schistacea 
588BananaquitCoereba flaveolaCB,MB
589Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusCB,HV,MB
590Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximusCB,HV,MB
591Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atricepsCB,HV,MB,TK
592Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescensCT,MB

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 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.

 # SPECIES BY LOCALE

Number of species in each locale may be based on incomplete data. Also, some locales are important for specific target species rather than overall bird diversity. Hence, it does not provide an indication of which locales are the best birding sites.

Locale# Species
Cockscomb Basin152
Crooked Tree Sanctuary158
Hidden Valley Reserve87
Mayflower Bocawina National Park242
Pook's Hill Reserve23
Tikal National Park200
Total Species590