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Area (ha):57,583
# Species*:200
# Excl Vagrants*:200
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
Species/100 ha*:0.3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Subtropical Forest

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate 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. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Great TinamouTinamus major
2Little TinamouCrypturellus soui
3Slaty-breasted TinamouCrypturellus boucardi
4Thicket TinamouCrypturellus cinnamomeus

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

5Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetula
6Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens
7Great CurassowCrax rubra

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

8Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellata

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

9Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

10Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa
11Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostris
12Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacoti
13Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosa
14Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana
15Gray-headed DoveLeptotila plumbeiceps

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

16Striped CuckooTapera naevia
17Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

18Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis

 
Swifts: Apodidae

19Black SwiftCypseloides niger
20White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
21Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
22Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensis

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

23White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
24Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostris
25Little Hermit
(Stripe-throated Hermit)
Phaethornis striigularis
26Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barroti
27Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
28Canivet's EmeraldChlorostilbon canivetii
29Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvierii
30Wedge-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus curvipennis
31White-bellied EmeraldAmazilia candida
32Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatl

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

33Gray-cowled Wood-RailAramides cajaneus
34Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinica
35Ruddy CrakeLaterallus ruber

 
Limpkin: Aramidae

36LimpkinAramus guarauna

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

37Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

38Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

39Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

40Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
41Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
42Green HeronButorides virescens

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

43Black VultureCoragyps atratus
44Turkey VultureCathartes aura
45King VultureSarcoramphus papa

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

46Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
47Harpy EagleHarpia harpyja
48Black Hawk-EagleSpizaetus tyrannus
49Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus
50Plumbeous KiteIctinia plumbea
51Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescens
52Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
53White HawkPseudastur albicollis
54Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus

 
Owls: Strigidae

55Middle American Screech-OwlMegascops guatemalae
56Mottled OwlCiccaba virgata
57Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineata

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

58Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massena
59Black-headed TrogonTrogon melanocephalus
60Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatus

 
Motmots: Momotidae

61Tody MotmotHylomanes momotula
62Lesson's MotmotMomotus lessonii

 
Puffbirds: Bucconidae

63White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchus
64White-whiskered PuffbirdMalacoptila panamensis

 
Jacamars: Galbulidae

65Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

66Northern Emerald-ToucanetAulacorhynchus prasinus
67Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatus
68Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

69Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucherani
70Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifrons
71Smoky-brown WoodpeckerDryobates fumigatus
72Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensis
73Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatus
74Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneus
75Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

76Barred Forest-FalconMicrastur ruficollis
77Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatus
78Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnans
79Bat FalconFalco rufigularis
80Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

81Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotis
82White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis
83Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis
84White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifrons
85Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa
86Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

87Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus
88Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensis

 
Antthrushes: Formicariidae

89Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analis

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

90Scaly-throated LeaftosserSclerurus guatemalensis
91Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus
92Ruddy WoodcreeperDendrocincla homochroa
93Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatina
94Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomae
95Strong-billed WoodcreeperXiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
96Ivory-billed WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus flavigaster
97Plain XenopsXenops minutus
98Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemus

 
Manakins: Pipridae

99White-collared ManakinManacus candei
100Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalis

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

101Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitor
102Masked TityraTityra semifasciata
103Northern SchiffornisSchiffornis veraepacis
104Cinnamon BecardPachyramphus cinnamomeus

 
Sharpbill: Oxyruncidae

105Northern Royal-FlycatcherOnychorhynchus mexicanus
106Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurus
107Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius sulphureipygius

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

108Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominus
109Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus
110Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalus
111Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulare
112Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostris
113Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescens
114Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbe
115Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavum
116Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicata
117|Eastern Wood-Pewee|Contopus virens
118/Yellow-bellied Flycatcher/Empidonax flaviventris
119/Least Flycatcher/Empidonax minimus
120Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
121Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
122Rufous MournerRhytipterna holerythra
123Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
124/Great Crested Flycatcher/Myiarchus crinitus
125Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
126Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
127Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitangua
128Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis
129Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
130Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
131Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
132Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
133|Eastern Kingbird|Tyrannus tyrannus

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

134Tawny-crowned GreenletTunchironis ochraceiceps
135Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtata
136/White-eyed Vireo/Vireo griseus
137Mangrove VireoVireo pallens
138/Yellow-throated Vireo/Vireo flavifrons
139Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
140/Red-eyed Vireo/Vireo olivaceus

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

141Brown JayPsilorhinus morio

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

142/Northern Rough-winged Swallow/Stelgidopteryx serripennis
143Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

144Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurus
145Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

146Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
147Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatus
148Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectus
149White-bellied WrenUropsila leucogastra
150White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucosticta

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

151/Gray Catbird/Dumetella carolinensis

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

152|Swainson's Thrush|Catharus ustulatus
153/Wood Thrush/Hylocichla mustelina
154White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilis
155Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

156Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinis
157Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinacea
158Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldi

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

159Green-backed SparrowArremonops chloronotus

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

160Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezuma
161Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelas
162/Orchard Oriole/Icterus spurius
163/Baltimore Oriole/Icterus galbula
164Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
165Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorus
166Melodious BlackbirdDives dives
167Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

168/Ovenbird/Seiurus aurocapilla
169/Worm-eating Warbler/Helmitheros vermivorum
170/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensis
171/Golden-winged Warbler/Vermivora chrysoptera
172/Blue-winged Warbler/Vermivora cyanoptera
173/Black-and-white Warbler/Mniotilta varia
174/Tennessee Warbler/Leiothlypis peregrina
175/Kentucky Warbler/Geothlypis formosa
176/Hooded Warbler/Setophaga citrina
177/American Redstart/Setophaga ruticilla
178/Northern Parula/Setophaga americana
179|Magnolia Warbler|Setophaga magnolia
180/Yellow Warbler/Setophaga petechia
181/Chestnut-sided Warbler/Setophaga pensylvanica
182/Yellow-rumped Warbler/Setophaga coronata
183/Black-throated Green Warbler/Setophaga virens
184Golden-crowned WarblerBasileuterus culicivorus

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

185Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularis
186/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubra
187Red-crowned Ant-TanagerHabia rubica
188Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicauda
189Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogaster
190Blue BuntingCyanocompsa parellina
191/Indigo Bunting/Passerina cyanea
192|Painted Bunting|Passerina ciris
193|Dickcissel|Spiza americana

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

194Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillata
195Black-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio aurantius
196Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
197Yellow-winged TanagerThraupis abbas
198Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
199Morelet's SeedeaterSporophila morelleti
200Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atriceps

 * 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.

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PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental