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


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

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 CormorantPoikilocarbo gaimardi
31Neotropic CormorantNannopterum brasilianus
32Guanay CormorantLeucocarbo 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 2021 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.



//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
##Non-breeding Dispersal
()Breeding Season Only