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Area (SqMi):98,985
# Species:1665
# Excl Vagrants:1579
# Endemics:36
# Near Endemics:203
Species/1000 SqMi:16.0

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those found only in restricted areas, are rarely seen anywhere, or are endemic or near endemic. Some species may be more easily seen in other countries. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link. Names in parentheses (if any) are new official names in the revised Clements updates.*

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2Undulated TinamouCrypturellus undulatusOS
3Andean TinamouNothoprocta pentlandiiRS
4Curve-billed TinamouNothoprocta curvirostrisRS
5Horned ScreamerAnhima cornutaSS
6Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosSS
7White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisUS
8Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRS
11Baudo GuanPenelope ortoniRS
13Blue-throated Piping-GuanPipile cumanensisOS
15Dark-backed Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanonotusSS
16Tawny-faced QuailRhynchortyx cinctusOS
18Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisAS
19Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagusUS
20Zigzag HeronZebrilus undulatusSS
21Agami HeronAgamia agamiOS
22Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisSS
23Andean CondorVultur gryphusSS
24Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusSS
25Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescensOS
31Chestnut-headed CrakeAnurolimnas castaneicepsOS
32Andean Coot
(Slate-colored Coot)
Fulica ardesiacaUS
33SungrebeHeliornis fulicaUS
35Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaUS
36Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusAS
37\Gray Gull\Leucophaeus modestusAS
38Kelp GullLarus dominicanusUS
39/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensisUS
40Marañon Pigeon
(Peruvian Pigeon)
Patagioenas oenopsRS
43Sapphire Quail-DoveGeotrygon saphirinaOS
44Indigo-crowned Quail-Dove**Geotrygon purpurataOS
45Ochre-bellied DoveLeptotila ochraceiventrisRS
47Gray-capped CuckooCoccyzus lansbergiRS
48Banded Ground-CuckooNeomorphus radiolosusRS
49Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops cholibaOS
52Rufous-bellied NighthawkLurocalis rufiventrisAS
53Blackish NightjarNyctipolus nigrescensSS
55Swallow-tailed NightjarUropsalis segmentataOS
57Ladder-tailed NightjarHydropsalis climacocercaSS
58Choco PoorwillNyctiphrynus rosenbergiOS
59Rufous NightjarAntrostomus rufusRS
61White-chested SwiftCypseloides lemosiOS
62Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiRS
64Fiery TopazTopaza pyraRS
65White-bearded HermitPhaethornis hispidusOS
68Black-throated HermitPhaethornis atrimentalisRS
69Blue-fronted LancebillDoryfera johannaeOS
70Wedge-billed HummingbirdSchistes geoffroyiSS
71Tooth-billed HummingbirdAndrodon aequatorialisSS
73Amethyst-throated SunangelHeliangelus amethysticollisUS
74Gorgeted SunangelHeliangelus strophianusAS
75Tourmaline SunangelHeliangelus exortisAS
78Wire-crested ThorntailDiscosura popelairiiSS
79Green ThorntailDiscosura conversiiSS
83Rufous-capped ThornbillChalcostigma ruficepsSS
84Blue-mantled ThornbillChalcostigma stanleyiSS
85Rainbow-bearded ThornbillChalcostigma herraniOS
86Viridian MetaltailMetallura williamiSS
87Violet-throated MetaltailMetallura baroniSS
88Neblina MetaltailMetallura odomaeOS
89(Black-breasted Puffleg)Eriocnemis nigrivestisRS
91Sapphire-vented PufflegEriocnemis lucianiAS
93Emerald-bellied PufflegEriocnemis alineRS
98Velvet-purple CoronetBoissonneaua jardiniUS
100Rufous-vented WhitetipUrosticte ruficrissaOS
101Black-throated BrilliantHeliodoxa schreibersiiSS
103Violet-fronted BrilliantHeliodoxa leadbeateriSS
105Purple-collared WoodstarMyrtis fannySS
107Gorgeted WoodstarChaetocercus heliodorAS
109Western EmeraldChlorostilbon melanorhynchusSS
111Many-spotted HummingbirdTaphrospilus hypostictusRS
112Tumbes HummingbirdLeucippus baeriSS
113Olive-spotted HummingbirdLeucippus chlorocercusOS
116Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auricepsSS
117Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianusSS
120Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
(Green-backed Trogon)
Trogon viridisUS
121Chestnut-capped PuffbirdBucco macrodactylusOS
123Western PuffbirdNystalus obamaiRS
124White-chested PuffbirdMalacoptila fuscaOS
126Lanceolated MonkletMicromonacha lanceolataOS
127Brown NunletNonnula brunneaUS
128Yellow-billed NunbirdMonasa flavirostrisUS
129White-eared JacamarGalbalcyrhynchus leucotisUS
130White-chinned JacamarGalbula tombaceaSS
131Coppery-chested JacamarGalbula pastazaeOS
133Scarlet-crowned BarbetCapito aurovirensAS
136Andean Toucanet**Aulacorhynchus albivittaSS
137Gray-breasted Mountain-ToucanAndigena hypoglaucaSS
138Plate-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena laminirostrisUS
141Many-banded AracariPteroglossus pluricinctusAS
147Rufous-breasted PiculetPicumnus rufiventrisRS
155Scale-breasted WoodpeckerCeleus grammicusUS
156Cream-colored WoodpeckerCeleus flavusUS
157Rufous-headed WoodpeckerCeleus spectabilisRS
158Ringed WoodpeckerCeleus torquatusRS
159Crimson-bellied WoodpeckerCampephilus haematogasterOS
160Red-necked WoodpeckerCampephilus rubricollisOS
162Mountain CaracaraPhalcoboenus megalopterusRS
163Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusOS
164Scarlet-shouldered ParrotletTouit huetiiSS
167Red-faced ParrotHapalopsittaca pyrrhopsOS
169Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisRS
170El Oro ParakeetPyrrhura orcesiUS
171White-necked ParakeetPyrrhura albipectusUS
173SapayoaSapayoa aenigmaOS
174Fulvous AntshrikeFrederickena fulvaRS
176Maranon Slaty-AntshrikeThamnophilus leucogasterRS
177Castelnau's AntshrikeThamnophilus cryptoleucusOS
178Black BushbirdNeoctantes nigerRS
180White-streaked AntvireoDysithamnus leucostictusOS
181Plain-throated AntwrenIsleria hauxwelliOS
182Spot-winged AntshrikePygiptila stellarisOS
184Ornate AntwrenEpinecrophylla ornataRS
185Rufous-tailed AntwrenEpinecrophylla erythruraRS
186Moustached AntwrenMyrmotherula ignotaSS
187Amazonian Streaked-AntwrenMyrmotherula multostriataRS
188Stripe-chested AntwrenMyrmotherula longicaudaUS
189Rio Suno AntwrenMyrmotherula sunensisRS
190Dugand's AntwrenHerpsilochmus dugandiOS
192Rufous-winged AntwrenHerpsilochmus rufimarginatusSS
193Streak-headed AntbirdDrymophila striaticepsUS
194Peruvian Warbling-AntbirdHypocnemis peruvianaUS
195Yellow-browed AntbirdHypocnemis hypoxanthaOS
197Jet AntbirdCercomacra nigricansOS
199Stub-tailed AntbirdMyrmeciza berlepschiOS
200Zimmer's AntbirdMyrmeciza castaneaOS
201White-shouldered AntbirdMyrmeciza melanocepsUS
202Plumbeous AntbirdMyrmeciza hyperythraAS
203Sooty AntbirdMyrmeciza fortisOS
204Gray-headed AntbirdMyrmeciza griseicepsOS
205Hairy-crested AntbirdRhegmatorhina melanostictaRS
206Black-spotted Bare-eyePhlegopsis nigromaculataOS
207Reddish-winged Bare-eyePhlegopsis erythropteraRS
208Marañon CrescentchestMelanopareia maranonicaSS
209Elegant CrescentchestMelanopareia elegansSS
211Rufous-crowned AntpittaPittasoma rufopileatumRS
212Giant AntpittaGrallaria giganteaUS
213Moustached AntpittaGrallaria alleniOS
214Chestnut-crowned AntpittaGrallaria ruficapillaAS
216Jocotoco AntpittaGrallaria ridgelyiUS
218Yellow-breasted AntpittaGrallaria flavotinctaUS
219White-bellied AntpittaGrallaria hypoleucaUS
220Rufous AntpittaGrallaria rufulaSS
221Tawny AntpittaGrallaria quitensisUS
222Ochre-breasted AntpittaGrallaricula flavirostrisUS
225Long-tailed TapaculoScytalopus micropterusOS
226White-crowned TapaculoScytalopus atratusSS
227Choco TapaculoScytalopus chocoensisRS
228El Oro Tapaculo
(Ecuadorian Tapaculo)
Scytalopus robbinsiRS
229Nariño TapaculoScytalopus viciniorOS
233Short-tailed AntthrushChamaeza campanisonaOS
234Striated AntthrushChamaeza nobilisRS
235Barred AntthrushChamaeza mollissimaRS
236Slender-billed MinerGeositta tenuirostrisRS
237Cinnamon-throated WoodcreeperDendrexetastes rufigulaSS
238Long-billed WoodcreeperNasica longirostrisUS
239Ocellated WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus ocellatusOS
240Red-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus trochilirostrisSS
241Brown-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus pusillusOS
243Lesser HorneroFurnarius minorOS
246Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleanerPhilydor erythrocercumOS
247Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia ruficaudatumOS
249Henna-hooded Foliage-gleanerClibanornis erythrocephalusSS
250Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleanerAutomolus rufipileatusSS
251Flammulated TreehunterThripadectes flammulatusSS
255Rufous-fronted ThornbirdPhacellodomus rufifronsUS
257Many-striped CanasteroAsthenes flammulataUS
259Mouse-colored ThistletailAsthenes griseomurinaUS
260Orange-fronted PlushcrownMetopothrix aurantiacaSS
262Spectacled PrickletailSiptornis striaticollisRS
263Parker's SpinetailCranioleuca vulpeculaOS
264Blackish-headed SpinetailSynallaxis tithysSS
265Dusky SpinetailSynallaxis moestaSS
266Marañon SpinetailSynallaxis maranonicaSS
267Necklaced SpinetailSynallaxis stictothoraxUS
270Black-crested Tit-TyrantAnairetes nigrocristatusOS
271Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulusUS
272Subtropical DoraditoPseudocolopteryx acutipennisRS
274River TyrannuletSerpophaga hypoleucaRS
276Variegated Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes poecilotisOS
277Spectacled Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes orbitalisRS
279Plumbeous-crowned TyrannuletPhyllomyias plumbeicepsSS
280Red-billed TyrannuletZimmerius cinereicapillaRS
281Ringed AntpipitCorythopis torquatusRS
282Gray-and-white TyrannuletPseudelaenia leucospodiaOS
283Double-banded Pygmy-TyrantLophotriccus vitiosusOS
285Buff-throated Tody-TyrantHemitriccus rufigularisRS
289Yellow-margined FlycatcherTolmomyias assimilisSS
290Yellow-throated SpadebillPlatyrinchus flavigularisRS
293Orange-crested FlycatcherMyiophobus phoenicomitraOS
298Drab Water TyrantOchthornis littoralisAS
299Spot-billed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maculirostrisSS
301Black-billed Shrike-TyrantAgriornis montanusUS
303Jelski's Chat-TyrantOchthoeca jelskiiSS
305White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrysRS
307Ochraceous AttilaAttila torridusOS
308Sooty-crowned FlycatcherMyiarchus phaeocephalusSS
309Pale-edged FlycatcherMyiarchus cephalotesUS
311Baird's FlycatcherMyiodynastes bairdiiSS
313SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusOS
315Black-chested FruiteaterPipreola lubomirskiiOS
316Scarlet-breasted FruiteaterPipreola frontalisOS
318Red-crested CotingaAmpelion rubrocristatusOS
319Chestnut-crested CotingaAmpelion rufaxillaRS
320Black-necked Red-CotingaPhoenicircus nigricollisRS
325Plum-throated CotingaCotinga maynanaOS
326Dusky PihaLipaugus fuscocinereusOS
327Purple-throated CotingaPorphyrolaema porphyrolaemaRS
331Orange-crowned ManakinHeterocercus aurantiivertexSS
332Wire-tailed ManakinPipra filicaudaOS
334Wing-barred PipritesPiprites chlorisSS
337#Andean Laniisoma#**Laniisoma buckleyiRS
338Pink-throated BecardPachyramphus minorSS
339Rufous-naped GreenletHylophilus semibrunneusUS
341Beautiful JayCyanolyca pulchraOS
344Tumbes SwallowTachycineta stolzmanniSS
345Chestnut-collared SwallowPetrochelidon rufocollarisUS
346Wing-banded WrenMicrocerculus bamblaSS
354Chestnut-breasted WrenCyphorhinus thoracicusOS
356Rufous-brown SolitaireCichlopsis leucogenysRS
357Marañon ThrushTurdus maranonicusUS
358(Andean Slaty-Thrush)Turdus nigricepsSS
359Chiguanco ThrushTurdus chiguancoUS
361Long-tailed MockingbirdMimus longicaudatusUS
366Black-faced TanagerSchistochlamys melanopisSS
370Superciliaried HemispingusHemispingus superciliarisUS
371Oleaginous HemispingusHemispingus frontalisSS
373Piura Hemispingus**Hemispingus piuraeRS
374Black-headed HemispingusHemispingus verticalisSS
376Buff-bellied TanagerThlypopsis inornataSS
379Vermilion TanagerCalochaetes coccineusOS
380Golden-chested TanagerBangsia rothschildiRS
381Moss-backed TanagerBangsia edwardsiSS
382Orange-throated TanagerWetmorethraupis sterrhopteronUS
386Blue-and-yellow TanagerPipraeidea bonariensisSS
389Blue-capped TanagerThraupis cyanocephalaSS
391Blue-whiskered TanagerTangara johannaeSS
392Green-and-gold TanagerTangara schrankiiSS
397Blue-browed TanagerTangara cyanotisOS
398Black-capped TanagerTangara heineiSS
400Straw-backed TanagerTangara argyrofengesRS
406Giant ConebillOreomanes fraseriSS
407Tit-like DacnisXenodacnis parinaSS
408Black FlowerpiercerDiglossa humeralisUS
411Ash-breasted Sierra-FinchPhrygilus plebejusOS
412Band-tailed Sierra-FinchPhrygilus alaudinusOS
413Collared Warbling-FinchPoospiza hispaniolensisUS
414<Grassland Yellow-Finch>Sicalis luteolaUS
417Drab SeedeaterSporophila simplexSS
424Yellow-shouldered GrosbeakParkerthraustes humeralisOS
425Black-cowled SaltatorSaltator nigricepsSS
428White-rimmed Brush-FinchAtlapetes leucopisOS
429Slaty Brush-FinchAtlapetes schistaceusAS
430White-headed Brush-FinchAtlapetes albicepsUS
431Pale-headed Brush-FinchAtlapetes pallidicepsUS
433Tumbes SparrowRhynchospiza stolzmanniUS
436Yellow-green ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavovirensRS
438Lemon-spectacled TanagerChlorothraupis olivaceaRS
440Black-backed GrosbeakPheucticus aureoventrisOS
442Oriole BlackbirdGymnomystax mexicanusUS
446Casqued OropendolaCacicus oseryiSS
447Green OropendolaPsarocolius viridisSS
448Olive OropendolaPsarocolius bifasciatusSS
450Bronze-green EuphoniaEuphonia mesochrysaOS
452<Yellow-collared Chlorophonia>Chlorophonia flavirostrisSS

 * 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.
** 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.