Remote Species


Area (SqMi):98,985
# Species:1688
# Excl Vagrants:1604
# Endemics:43
# Near Endemics:193
Species/1000 SqMi:16.2




NTNear Threatened7
CRCritically Endangered3

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

Ducks: Anatidae

1White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
2Orinoco GooseOressochen jubata
3Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma

Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

4Wattled CurassowCrax globulosa

Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

5American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Galapagos DoveZenaida galapagoensis

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

7Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellus

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

8Band-tailed NighthawkNyctiprogne leucopyga
9White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis
10Spot-tailed NightjarHydropsalis maculicaudus

Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

11Green-tailed GoldenthroatPolytmus theresiae
12Fiery-tailed AwlbillAvocettula recurvirostris
13Rufous-crested CoquetteLophornis delattrei
14Blue-throated HillstarOreotrochilus cyanolaemus
15Black-thighed PufflegEriocnemis derbyi
16Turquoise-throated PufflegEriocnemis godini
17Violet-throated StarfrontletCoeligena violifer
18Pink-throated BrilliantHeliodoxa gularis
19Spot-throated HummingbirdThaumasius taczanowskii
20Humboldt's SapphireChrysuronia humboldtii
21Blue-headed SapphireChrysuronia grayi
22White-chinned SapphireChlorestes cyanus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

23Mangrove RailRallus longirostris
24Galapagos RailLaterallus spilonota

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

25Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatus
26Lava Heron**Butorides sundevalli

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

27Galapagos HawkButeo galapagoensis

Trogons: Trogonidae

28Amazonian TrogonTrogon ramonianus

Puffbirds: Bucconidae

29Spotted PuffbirdBucco tamatia
30Rusty-breasted NunletNonnula rubecula

Woodpeckers: Picidae

31Andean FlickerColaptes rupicola

Parrots: Psittacidae

32Rose-fronted ParakeetPyrrhura roseifrons
33Yellow-eared ParrotOgnorhynchus icterotis

Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

34Ash-winged AntwrenEuchrepomis spodioptila
35Amazonian AntshrikeThamnophilus amazonicus
36Ancient AntwrenHerpsilochmus gentryi
37Ash-breasted AntbirdMyrmoborus lugubris
38Slate-colored AntbirdMyrmelastes schistacea
39Chestnut-tailed AntbirdSciaphylax hemimelaena

Antpittas: Grallariidae

40Bicolored AntpittaGrallaria rufocinerea
41Spotted AntpittaHylopezus macularius

Tapaculos: Rhinocryptidae

42Tatama TapaculoScytalopus alvarezlopezi

Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

43Slender-billed MinerGeositta tenuirostris
44Curve-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus procurvoides
45Inambari WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes fatimalimae
46Chestnut-throated SpinetailSynallaxis cherriei

Manakins: Pipridae

47Yellow-headed ManakinChloropipo flavicapilla

Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

48Cinnamon-crested SpadebillPlatyrinchus saturatus
49White-bellied Pygmy-TyrantMyiornis albiventris
50Johannes's Tody-TyrantHemitriccus iohannis
51Zimmer's Tody-TyrantHemitriccus minimus
52Cinnamon-breasted Tody-TyrantHemitriccus cinnamomeipectus
53\Slaty Elaenia\Elaenia strepera
54Brujo FlycatcherPyrocephalus manus
55Jelski's Black-TyrantKnipolegus signatus
56Galapagos FlycatcherMyiarchus magnirostris
57Yellow-throated FlycatcherConopias parvus
58Three-striped FlycatcherConopias trivirgatus

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

59Black-collared JayCyanolyca armillata

Swallows: Hirundinidae

60Tumbes SwallowTachycineta stolzmanni
61Galapagos MartinProgne modesta
62Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva

Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

63Collared GnatwrenMicrobates collaris

Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

64Galapagos MockingbirdMimus parvulus
65Floreana MockingbirdMimus trifasciatus
66Espanola MockingbirdMimus macdonaldi
67San Cristobal MockingbirdMimus melanotis

Waxwings: Bombycillidae

68Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

69<Andean Siskin>Spinus spinescens

Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

70Moriche Oriole**Icterus chrysocephalus

Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

71Highland Hepatic Tanager**Piranga lutea

Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

72Bicolored ConebillConirostrum bicolor
73Sulphur-throated FinchSicalis taczanowskii
74Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minuta
75Green Warbler-FinchCerthidea olivacea
76Gray Warbler-FinchCerthidea fusca
77Vegetarian FinchPlatyspiza crassirostris
78Woodpecker FinchCamarhynchus pallidus
79Large Tree-FinchCamarhynchus psittacula
80Medium Tree-FinchCamarhynchus pauper
81Small Tree-FinchCamarhynchus parvulus
82Small Ground-FinchGeospiza fuliginosa
83Large Ground-FinchGeospiza magnirostris
84Vampire Ground-FinchGeospiza septentrionalis
85Genovesa Ground-FinchGeospiza acutirostris
86Sharp-beaked Ground-FinchGeospiza difficilis
87Common Cactus-FinchGeospiza scandens
88Medium Ground-FinchGeospiza fortis
89Espanola Ground-FinchGeospiza conirostris
90Genovesa Cactus-FinchGeospiza propinqua


 *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.