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GALAPAGOS TARGET BIRDS LIST

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GALAPAGOS

Area (SqMi):4,897
# Species:161
# Excl Vagrants:161
# Endemics:33
# Near Endemics:0
Species/1000 SqMi:32.9

List of target birds found in the islands 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 elsewhere.*

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1Galapagos PenguinSpheniscus mendiculusUS
2Waved AlbatrossPhoebastria irrorataAS
3Galapagos PetrelPterodroma phaeopygiaAS
4Galapagos ShearwaterPuffinus subalarisRS
5Elliot's Storm-PetrelOceanites gracilisAS
6Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaSS
7Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castroSS
8Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusUS
9Great FrigatebirdFregata minorSS
10Nazca BoobySula grantiAS
11Lava Heron**Butorides sundevalliUS
12Galapagos HawkButeo galapagoensisUS
13Galapagos RailLaterallus spilonotaRS
14Paint-billed CrakeMustelirallus erythropsOS
15Swallow-tailed GullCreagrus furcatusAS
16Lava GullLeucophaeus fuliginosusUS
17Galapagos DoveZenaida galapagoensisAS
18Galapagos FlycatcherMyiarchus magnirostrisAS
19Galapagos MartinProgne modestaRS
20Galapagos MockingbirdMimus parvulusAS
21Floreana MockingbirdMimus trifasciatusSS
22Espanola MockingbirdMimus macdonaldiUS
23San Cristobal MockingbirdMimus melanotisSS
24Green Warbler-FinchCerthidea olivaceaSS
25Gray Warbler-FinchCerthidea fuscaUS
26Vegetarian FinchPlatyspiza crassirostrisUS
27Woodpecker FinchCamarhynchus pallidusUS
28Large Tree-FinchCamarhynchus psittaculaUS
29Medium Tree-FinchCamarhynchus pauperSS
30Small Tree-FinchCamarhynchus parvulusAS
31Mangrove FinchCamarhynchus heliobatesRS
32Small Ground-FinchGeospiza fuliginosaAS
33Large Ground-FinchGeospiza magnirostrisAS
34Sharp-beaked Ground-FinchGeospiza difficilisSS
35Common Cactus-FinchGeospiza scandensUS
36Medium Ground-FinchGeospiza fortisAS
37Espanola Cactus-FinchGeospiza conirostrisUS

 * 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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen