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Altitude (m):0-50
# Species*:54
# Excl Vagrants*:54
# Endemics*:3
# Near Endemics*:7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Harbor, inshore ocean, arid scrub, dunes

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.*

color codes

 
Ducks: Anatidae

1White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

2Rock PigeonColumba livia
3Croaking Ground DoveColumbina cruziana
4West Peruvian DoveZenaida meloda

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

5Peruvian SheartailThaumastura cora
6Oasis HummingbirdRhodopis vesper

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

7Peruvian Thick-kneeBurhinus superciliaris

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

8Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

9American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
10Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

11/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
12/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
13/Surfbird/Calidris virgata
14/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis macularius

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

15Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
16\Gray Gull\Leucophaeus modestus
17Band-tailed Gull
(Belcher's Gull)
Larus belcheri
18Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
19#Yellow-billed Tern#Sternula superciliaris
20Peruvian TernSternula lorata
21#Inca Tern#Larosterna inca
22|Arctic Tern|Sterna paradisaea
23/Royal Tern/Thalasseus maximus
24/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensis
25/Elegant Tern/Thalasseus elegans

 
Penguins: Spheniscidae

26Humboldt PenguinSpheniscus humboldti

 
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae

27Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseus

 
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

28#Blue-footed Booby#Sula nebouxii
29Peruvian BoobySula variegata

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

30Red-legged CormorantPhalacrocorax gaimardi
31Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
32Guanay CormorantPhalacrocorax bougainvillii

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

33Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagus

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

34Great EgretArdea alba
35Snowy EgretEgretta thula

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

36Black VultureCoragyps atratus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

37Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

38American KestrelFalco sparverius

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

39Coastal MinerGeositta peruviana
40Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes
(Surf Cinclodes)
Cinclodes taczanowskii

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

41Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
42Short-tailed Field TyrantMuscigralla brevicauda
43Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

44Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

45House WrenTroglodytes aedon

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

46Long-tailed MockingbirdMimus longicaudatus

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

47House SparrowPasser domesticus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

48Yellowish PipitAnthus lutescens

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

49Collared Warbling-FinchPoospiza hispaniolensis
50Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola
51Raimondi's Yellow-FinchSicalis raimondii
52Parrot-billed SeedeaterSporophila peruviana
53Chestnut-throated SeedeaterSporophila telasco
54Drab SeedeaterSporophila simplex

 * 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.