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# Species:215
# Excl Vagrants:215
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:3
Habitat: Gardens, open woodland, coastal areas

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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Ducks: Anatidae

1Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisC

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

2Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensisC
3Plumbeous PigeonPatagioenas plumbeaFC
4Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinaceaFC
5Common Ground DoveColumbina passerinaC
6Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiC
7Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosaFC
8White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxiC
9Eared DoveZenaida auriculataC

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

10Greater AniCrotophaga majorC
11Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniC
12Striped CuckooTapera naeviaFC
13Little CuckooCoccycua minutaFC
14Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayanaFC
15Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusUC

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

16Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennisC
17Band-tailed NighthawkNyctiprogne leucopygaC

 
Swifts: Apodidae

18Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyuraC
19Band-rumped SwiftChaetura spinicaudusC
20Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventrisC
21Fork-tailed Palm-SwiftTachornis squamataC

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

22White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraFC
23Green-tailed GoldenthroatPolytmus theresiaeFC
24Black-throated MangoAnthracothorax nigricollisFC
25Blue-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon mellisugusFC
26Blue-chinned SapphireChlorestes notataFC
27Fork-tailed WoodnymphThalurania furcataFC
28White-chested EmeraldAmazilia brevirostrisFC
29Plain-bellied EmeraldAmazilia leucogasterFC
30Versicolored EmeraldAmazilia versicolorUC
31Glittering-throated EmeraldAmazilia fimbriataC
32White-chinned SapphireHylocharis cyanusFC

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

33Azure GallinulePorphyrio flavirostrisFC

 
Limpkin: Aramidae

34LimpkinAramus guaraunaFC

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

35/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarolaC
36/American Golden-Plover/Pluvialis dominicaFC
37Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisC
38Collared PloverCharadrius collarisFC
39/Semipalmated Plover/Charadrius semipalmatusC

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

40Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaC

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

41/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopusFC
42/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpresC
43/Red Knot/Calidris canutusC
44/Stilt Sandpiper/Calidris himantopusUC
45/Sanderling/Calidris albaC
46/Least Sandpiper/Calidris minutillaC
47/White-rumped Sandpiper/Calidris fuscicollisC
48/Pectoral Sandpiper/Calidris melanotosFC
49/Semipalmated Sandpiper/Calidris pusillaC
50/Western Sandpiper/Calidris mauriC
51/Short-billed Dowitcher/Limnodromus griseusC
52/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis maculariusC
53/Solitary Sandpiper/Tringa solitariaFC
54/Greater Yellowlegs/Tringa melanoleucaC
55/Willet/Tringa semipalmataFC
56/Lesser Yellowlegs/Tringa flavipesC

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

57Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaC
58/Lesser Black-backed Gull/Larus fuscusUC
59/Least Tern/Sternula antillarumFC
60Yellow-billed TernSternula superciliarisC
61Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplexFC
62Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaUC
63/Common Tern/Sterna hirundoC
64Royal TernThalasseus maximusC
65Black SkimmerRynchops nigerC

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

66Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensC

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

67Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusC

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

68Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisFC

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

69Great EgretArdea albaC
70Snowy EgretEgretta thulaC
71Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaC
72Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorC
73Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisC
74Striated HeronButorides striataC
75Capped HeronPilherodius pileatusFC
76Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxC
77Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaUC
78Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusFC

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

79Black VultureCoragyps atratusC
80Turkey VultureCathartes auraC
81Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusC
82Greater Yellow-headed VultureCathartes melambrotusC

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

83/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusFC

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

84Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsoniiUC
85White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusFC
86Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusFC
87Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisFC
88Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisC
89Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatusUC
90Long-winged HarrierCircus buffoniUC
91Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescensFC
92Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalisC
93Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitingaFC
94Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostrisFC
95White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusFC
96Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidusFC
97Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusUC
98Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatusUC

 
Owls: Strigidae

99Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusUC

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

100Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataFC
101Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaFC
102American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aeneaUC
103Green KingfisherChloroceryle americanaFC
104Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle indaUC

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

105Black-necked AracariPteroglossus aracariFC

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

106Golden-spangled PiculetPicumnus exilisFC
107White-bellied PiculetPicumnus spilogasterFC
108Guianan Piculet
(Arrowhead Piculet)
Picumnus minutissimusFC
109White-barred PiculetPicumnus cirratusFC
110Blood-colored WoodpeckerDryobates sanguineusFC
111Crimson-crested WoodpeckerCampephilus melanoleucosFC
112Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatusFC

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

113Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayC
114Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachimaFC
115Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnansUC
116Bat FalconFalco rufigularisFC
117/Peregrine Falcon/Falco peregrinusUC

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

118Golden-winged ParakeetBrotogeris chrysopteraC
119Festive ParrotAmazona festivaUC
120Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephalaC
121Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosaC
122Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonicaC
123Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusC
124Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinaxC
125Red-bellied MacawOrthopsittaca manilatusC
126Blue-and-yellow MacawAra araraunaFC
127Red-and-green MacawAra chloropterusFC
128Chestnut-fronted MacawAra severusR
129Red-shouldered MacawDiopsittaca nobilisC

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

130Black-crested AntshrikeSakesphorus canadensisFC
131Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatusFC

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

132Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosaFC
133Straight-billed WoodcreeperDendroplex picusFC
134Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeusC
135Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescensFC
136Plain-crowned SpinetailSynallaxis gujanensisFC

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

137Cinereous BecardPachyramphus rufusFC
138White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterusFC

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

139Spotted Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum maculatumC
140Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereumFC
141Yellow-breasted FlycatcherTolmomyias flaviventrisFC
142Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumFC
143White-lored TyrannuletOrnithion inermeFC
144Mouse-colored TyrannuletPhaeomyias murinaFC
145Yellow-crowned TyrannuletTyrannulus elatusFC
146Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogasterC
147\Small-billed Elaenia\Elaenia parvirostrisUC
148Plain-crested ElaeniaElaenia cristataFC
149/Olive-sided Flycatcher/Contopus cooperiR
150Tropical PeweeContopus cinereusR
151Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarumFC
152Pied Water-TyrantFluvicola picaFC
153White-headed Marsh TyrantArundinicola leucocephalaFC
154Short-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus feroxFC
155Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusFC
156Lesser KiskadeePitangus lictorFC
157Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusC
158Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitanguaFC
159Rusty-margined FlycatcherMyiozetetes cayanensisC
160Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatusUC
161\Piratic Flycatcher\Legatus leucophaiusFC
162\White-throated Kingbird\Tyrannus albogularisUC
163Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusC
164/Eastern Kingbird/Tyrannus tyrannusR
165Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensisFC
166\Fork-tailed Flycatcher\Tyrannus savanaC

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

167Ashy-headed GreenletHylophilus pectoralisC
168Chivi VireoVireo chiriFC

 
Donacobius: Donacobiidae

169Black-capped DonacobiusDonacobius atricapillaFC

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

170\Blue-and-white Swallow\Pygochelidon cyanoleucaUC
171Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisC
172Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaC
173\Brown-chested Martin\Progne taperaFC
174White-winged SwallowTachycineta albiventerC
175/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaC

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

176Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbeaFC

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

177House WrenTroglodytes aedonC

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

178Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusC

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

179/Gray-cheeked Thrush/Catharus minimusR
180Pale-breasted ThrushTurdus leucomelasC
181Pantepui ThrushTurdus murinusC

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

182Violaceous EuphoniaEuphonia violaceaFC

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

183Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisC
184Crested OropendolaPsarocolius decumanusC
185Yellow-rumped CaciqueCacicus celaC
186Yellow OrioleIcterus nigrogularisFC
187Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisC
188Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorusC
189Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisA
190Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalusC

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

191/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensisC
192Masked YellowthroatGeothlypis aequinoctialisFC
193/American Redstart/Setophaga ruticillaUC
194/Yellow Warbler/Setophaga petechiaFC
195/Blackpoll Warbler/Setophaga striataUC

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

196Red-and-black GrosbeakPeriporphyrus erythromelasUC

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

197Red-capped CardinalParoaria gularisC
198White-shouldered TanagerTachyphonus luctuosusUC
199White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufusFC
200Silver-beaked TanagerRamphocelus carboC
201Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopusC
202Palm TanagerThraupis palmarumC
203Burnished-buff TanagerStilpnia cayanaC
204Turquoise TanagerTangara mexicanaFC
205Bay-headed TanagerTangara gyrolaFC
206Guira TanagerHemithraupis guiraFC
207Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaC
208Lesson's SeedeaterSporophila bouvronidesUC
209\Lined Seedeater\Sporophila lineolaUC
210Chestnut-bellied SeedeaterSporophila castaneiventrisFC
211Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minutaC
212Wing-barred SeedeaterSporophila americanaFC
213Plumbeous SeedeaterSporophila plumbeaFC
214BananaquitCoereba flaveolaC
215Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescensFC

 * 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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

OCCURRENCE CODES

AAbundant/Very Common
CCommon
FCFairly/Locally Common
UCUncommon/Scarce
RRare/Very Scarce
VRVery Rare
XAccidental/Vagrant
?Uncertain