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Area (SqMi):98,985
# Species:1664
# Excl Vagrants:1578
# Endemics:36
# Near Endemics:202
Species/1000 SqMi:15.9

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
24Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusSS
25Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescensOS
31Chestnut-headed CrakeAnurolimnas castaneicepsOS
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
43Purple Quail-DoveGeotrygon purpurataOS
44Sapphire Quail-DoveGeotrygon saphirinaOS
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
83Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriaeUS
84Rufous-capped ThornbillChalcostigma ruficepsSS
86Rainbow-bearded ThornbillChalcostigma herraniOS
88Violet-throated MetaltailMetallura baroniSS
89Neblina MetaltailMetallura odomaeOS
90(Black-breasted Puffleg)Eriocnemis nigrivestisRS
92Sapphire-vented PufflegEriocnemis lucianiAS
94Emerald-bellied PufflegEriocnemis alineRS
95Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennisSS
100Velvet-purple CoronetBoissonneaua jardiniUS
102Rufous-vented WhitetipUrosticte ruficrissaOS
103Black-throated BrilliantHeliodoxa schreibersiiSS
105Violet-fronted BrilliantHeliodoxa leadbeateriSS
107Purple-collared WoodstarMyrtis fannySS
109Gorgeted WoodstarChaetocercus heliodorAS
111Western EmeraldChlorostilbon melanorhynchusSS
113Many-spotted HummingbirdTaphrospilus hypostictusRS
114Tumbes HummingbirdLeucippus baeriSS
115Olive-spotted HummingbirdLeucippus chlorocercusOS
118Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auricepsSS
119Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianusSS
122Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
(Green-backed Trogon)
Trogon viridisUS
123Chestnut-capped PuffbirdBucco macrodactylusOS
125Western PuffbirdNystalus obamaiRS
126White-chested PuffbirdMalacoptila fuscaOS
128Lanceolated MonkletMicromonacha lanceolataOS
129Brown NunletNonnula brunneaUS
130Yellow-billed NunbirdMonasa flavirostrisUS
131White-eared JacamarGalbalcyrhynchus leucotisUS
132White-chinned JacamarGalbula tombaceaSS
133Coppery-chested JacamarGalbula pastazaeOS
135Scarlet-crowned BarbetCapito aurovirensAS
138Andean Toucanet**Aulacorhynchus albivittaSS
139Gray-breasted Mountain-ToucanAndigena hypoglaucaSS
140Plate-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena laminirostrisUS
143Many-banded AracariPteroglossus pluricinctusAS
149Rufous-breasted PiculetPicumnus rufiventrisRS
157Scale-breasted WoodpeckerCeleus grammicusUS
158Cream-colored WoodpeckerCeleus flavusUS
159Rufous-headed WoodpeckerCeleus spectabilisRS
160Ringed WoodpeckerCeleus torquatusRS
161Crimson-bellied WoodpeckerCampephilus haematogasterOS
162Red-necked WoodpeckerCampephilus rubricollisOS
164Mountain CaracaraPhalcoboenus megalopterusRS
165Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusOS
166Scarlet-shouldered ParrotletTouit huetiiSS
169Red-faced ParrotHapalopsittaca pyrrhopsOS
171Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisRS
172El Oro ParakeetPyrrhura orcesiUS
173White-necked ParakeetPyrrhura albipectusUS
175SapayoaSapayoa aenigmaOS
176Fulvous AntshrikeFrederickena fulvaRS
178Maranon Slaty-Antshrike**Thamnophilus leucogasterRS
179Castelnau's AntshrikeThamnophilus cryptoleucusOS
180Black BushbirdNeoctantes nigerRS
182White-streaked AntvireoDysithamnus leucostictusOS
183Plain-throated AntwrenIsleria hauxwelliOS
184Spot-winged AntshrikePygiptila stellarisOS
186Ornate AntwrenEpinecrophylla ornataRS
187Rufous-tailed AntwrenEpinecrophylla erythruraRS
188Moustached AntwrenMyrmotherula ignotaSS
189Amazonian Streaked-AntwrenMyrmotherula multostriataRS
190Stripe-chested AntwrenMyrmotherula longicaudaUS
191Rio Suno AntwrenMyrmotherula sunensisRS
192Dugand's AntwrenHerpsilochmus dugandiOS
194Rufous-winged AntwrenHerpsilochmus rufimarginatusSS
195Streak-headed AntbirdDrymophila striaticepsUS
196Peruvian Warbling-AntbirdHypocnemis peruvianaUS
197Yellow-browed AntbirdHypocnemis hypoxanthaOS
199Jet AntbirdCercomacra nigricansOS
201Stub-tailed AntbirdMyrmeciza berlepschiOS
202Zimmer's AntbirdMyrmeciza castaneaOS
203White-shouldered AntbirdMyrmeciza melanocepsUS
204Plumbeous AntbirdMyrmeciza hyperythraAS
205Sooty AntbirdMyrmeciza fortisOS
206Gray-headed AntbirdMyrmeciza griseicepsOS
207Hairy-crested AntbirdRhegmatorhina melanostictaRS
208Black-spotted Bare-eyePhlegopsis nigromaculataOS
209Reddish-winged Bare-eyePhlegopsis erythropteraRS
210Marañon CrescentchestMelanopareia maranonicaSS
211Elegant CrescentchestMelanopareia elegansSS
213Rufous-crowned AntpittaPittasoma rufopileatumRS
214Giant AntpittaGrallaria giganteaUS
215Moustached AntpittaGrallaria alleniOS
216Chestnut-crowned AntpittaGrallaria ruficapillaAS
218Jocotoco AntpittaGrallaria ridgelyiUS
220Yellow-breasted AntpittaGrallaria flavotinctaUS
221White-bellied AntpittaGrallaria hypoleucaUS
222Rufous AntpittaGrallaria rufulaSS
224Ochre-breasted AntpittaGrallaricula flavirostrisUS
227Long-tailed TapaculoScytalopus micropterusOS
228White-crowned TapaculoScytalopus atratusSS
229Choco TapaculoScytalopus chocoensisRS
230El Oro Tapaculo
(Ecuadorian Tapaculo)
Scytalopus robbinsiRS
231Nariño TapaculoScytalopus viciniorOS
235Short-tailed AntthrushChamaeza campanisonaOS
236Striated AntthrushChamaeza nobilisRS
237Barred AntthrushChamaeza mollissimaRS
238Slender-billed MinerGeositta tenuirostrisRS
239Cinnamon-throated WoodcreeperDendrexetastes rufigulaSS
240Long-billed WoodcreeperNasica longirostrisUS
241Ocellated WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus ocellatusOS
242Red-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus trochilirostrisSS
243Brown-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus pusillusOS
245Lesser HorneroFurnarius minorOS
248Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleanerPhilydor erythrocercumOS
249Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia ruficaudataOS
251Henna-hooded Foliage-gleanerClibanornis erythrocephalusSS
252Flammulated TreehunterThripadectes flammulatusSS
255Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleanerAutomolus rufipileatusSS
257Rufous-fronted ThornbirdPhacellodomus rufifronsUS
261White-chinned ThistletailAsthenes fuliginosaAS
262Mouse-colored ThistletailAsthenes griseomurinaUS
263Orange-fronted PlushcrownMetopothrix aurantiacaSS
265Spectacled PrickletailSiptornis striaticollisRS
266Parker's SpinetailCranioleuca vulpeculaOS
267Blackish-headed SpinetailSynallaxis tithysSS
268Dusky SpinetailSynallaxis moestaSS
269Marañon SpinetailSynallaxis maranonicaSS
270Necklaced SpinetailSynallaxis stictothoraxUS
273Black-crested Tit-TyrantAnairetes nigrocristatusOS
274Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulusUS
275Subtropical DoraditoPseudocolopteryx acutipennisRS
277River TyrannuletSerpophaga hypoleucaRS
279Variegated Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes poecilotisOS
280Spectacled Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes orbitalisRS
282Plumbeous-crowned TyrannuletPhyllomyias plumbeicepsSS
283Red-billed TyrannuletZimmerius cinereicapillaRS
284Ringed AntpipitCorythopis torquatusRS
285Gray-and-white TyrannuletPseudelaenia leucospodiaOS
286Double-banded Pygmy-TyrantLophotriccus vitiosusOS
288Buff-throated Tody-TyrantHemitriccus rufigularisRS
292Yellow-margined FlycatcherTolmomyias assimilisSS
293Yellow-throated SpadebillPlatyrinchus flavigularisRS
298Orange-crested FlycatcherMyiophobus phoenicomitraOS
301Drab Water TyrantOchthornis littoralisAS
302Spot-billed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maculirostrisSS
304Black-billed Shrike-TyrantAgriornis montanusUS
306Jelski's Chat-TyrantOchthoeca jelskiiSS
308White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrysRS
310Ochraceous AttilaAttila torridusOS
311Sooty-crowned FlycatcherMyiarchus phaeocephalusSS
312Pale-edged FlycatcherMyiarchus cephalotesUS
314Baird's FlycatcherMyiodynastes bairdiiSS
316SharpbillOxyruncus cristatusOS
318Black-chested FruiteaterPipreola lubomirskiiOS
319Scarlet-breasted FruiteaterPipreola frontalisOS
322Chestnut-crested CotingaAmpelion rufaxillaRS
323Black-necked Red-CotingaPhoenicircus nigricollisRS
328Plum-throated CotingaCotinga maynanaOS
329Dusky PihaLipaugus fuscocinereusOS
330Purple-throated CotingaPorphyrolaema porphyrolaemaRS
334Orange-crowned ManakinHeterocercus aurantiivertexSS
335Wire-tailed ManakinPipra filicaudaOS
337Wing-barred PipritesPiprites chlorisSS
340#Andean Laniisoma#**Laniisoma buckleyiRS
341Pink-throated BecardPachyramphus minorSS
342Rufous-naped GreenletHylophilus semibrunneusUS
344Beautiful JayCyanolyca pulchraOS
347Tumbes SwallowTachycineta stolzmanniSS
348Chestnut-collared SwallowPetrochelidon rufocollarisUS
349Wing-banded WrenMicrocerculus bamblaSS
357Chestnut-breasted WrenCyphorhinus thoracicusOS
359Rufous-brown SolitaireCichlopsis leucogenysRS
360Marañon ThrushTurdus maranonicusUS
361(Andean Slaty-Thrush)Turdus nigricepsSS
362Chiguanco ThrushTurdus chiguancoUS
364Long-tailed MockingbirdMimus longicaudatusUS
369Black-faced TanagerSchistochlamys melanopisSS
373Superciliaried HemispingusHemispingus superciliarisUS
374Oleaginous HemispingusHemispingus frontalisSS
376Piura Hemispingus**Hemispingus piuraeRS
377Black-headed HemispingusHemispingus verticalisSS
379Buff-bellied TanagerThlypopsis inornataSS
382Vermilion TanagerCalochaetes coccineusOS
383Golden-chested TanagerBangsia rothschildiRS
384Moss-backed TanagerBangsia edwardsiSS
385Orange-throated TanagerWetmorethraupis sterrhopteronUS
388Blue-and-yellow TanagerPipraeidea bonariensisSS
391Blue-capped TanagerThraupis cyanocephalaSS
393Black-capped TanagerTangara heineiSS
394Green-throated TanagerTangara argyrofengesRS
397Blue-browed TanagerTangara cyanotisOS
401Green-and-gold TanagerTangara schrankiiSS
402Blue-whiskered TanagerTangara johannaeSS
410Tit-like DacnisXenodacnis parinaSS
415Band-tailed Sierra-FinchPhrygilus alaudinusOS
416Collared Warbling-FinchPoospiza hispaniolensisUS
417<Grassland Yellow-Finch>Sicalis luteolaUS
420Drab SeedeaterSporophila simplexSS
427Yellow-shouldered GrosbeakParkerthraustes humeralisOS
428Black-cowled SaltatorSaltator nigricepsSS
431White-rimmed Brush-FinchAtlapetes leucopisOS
432Slaty Brush-FinchAtlapetes schistaceusAS
433White-headed Brush-FinchAtlapetes albicepsUS
434Pale-headed Brush-FinchAtlapetes pallidicepsUS
436Tumbes SparrowRhynchospiza stolzmanniUS
439Yellow-green ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavovirensRS
441Lemon-spectacled TanagerChlorothraupis olivaceaRS
443Black-backed GrosbeakPheucticus aureoventrisOS
445Oriole BlackbirdGymnomystax mexicanusUS
449Casqued OropendolaCacicus oseryiSS
450Green OropendolaPsarocolius viridisSS
451Olive OropendolaPsarocolius bifasciatusSS
453Bronze-green EuphoniaEuphonia mesochrysaOS
455<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. 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.