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BELIZE

Start:01/08/2008
End:01/18/2008
Duration:11 days
#Species:277
#Endemics:2
#Heard Only:25

2008 Belize & Tikal Birding Tour

List of bird species seen or heard during the tour. The table indicates 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.* See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.
h = heard only; g = seen by guide only

color codes

 
Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Great TinamouTinamus majorERGh,TKh
2Little TinamouCrypturellus souiBHNPh,MBh,SRh
3Thicket TinamouCrypturellus cinnamomeusTKh

 
Ducks: Anatidae

4/Blue-winged Teal/Spatula discorsCT,ERG
5/Ring-necked Duck/Aythya collarisCT

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

6Plain ChachalacaOrtalis vetulaBHNP,BZMB,HV
TK
7Crested GuanPenelope purpurascensCB,MB,TKh

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

8Spotted Wood-QuailOdontophorus guttatusHVh

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

9Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellataTK

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

10/Pied-billed Grebe/Podilymbus podicepsCT,ERG

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

11Rock PigeonColumba liviaBZC,ERG,ERWB
12Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensisBHNP,CB,CT
ERG,MB,SR
13Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosaCB
14Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostrisBHNP,BZIA,CB
15Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacotiBZIA,CT,ERG
ERWB,MB,SR
16Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosaTK
17White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxiBHNPh,CT
ERWBh,SRh
18Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassiniiBHNPh,MBh
19Gray-headed DoveLeptotila plumbeicepsHV,TKh

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

20Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostrisCT,ERG,ERWB
MB,SR
21Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayanaBHNP,BZMB,CB
CT,HV,MB,TKh

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

22/Lesser Nighthawk/Chordeiles acutipennisBZIA
23Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollisCT,MB,TKh

 
Potoos: Nyctibiidae

24Northern PotooNyctibius jamaicensisCT

 
Swifts: Apodidae

25White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisHV,MB
26Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiERWB,TK
27Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensisTK

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

28White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraBHNP,CB,MB
29Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostrisBHNP,CB,MB,TK
30Little Hermit
(Stripe-throated Hermit)
Phaethornis striigularisBHNP,BZIA
BZMB,ERG,ERWB
HV,MB,TK
31Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barrotiTK
32Canivet's EmeraldChlorostilbon canivetiiTK
33Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvieriiCB,MB
34Wedge-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus curvipennisCB,MB
35White-bellied EmeraldAmazilia candidaBHNP,CB,CT
ERG,MB,TK
36Azure-crowned HummingbirdAmazilia cyanocephalaHV
37Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatlBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERG,ERWB
MB,SR,TK
38Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensisCT

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

39Russet-naped Wood-RailAramides albiventrisCT,TK
40Common GallinuleGallinula galeataERG
41/American Coot/Fulica americanaCT,ERG
42Ruddy CrakeLaterallus ruberCTh

 
Limpkin: Aramidae

43LimpkinAramus guaraunaCT,ERG

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

44/Black-necked Stilt/Himantopus mexicanusERG

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

45/Killdeer/Charadrius vociferusCT,ERG

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

46Northern JacanaJacana spinosaCT,ERG

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

47/Sanderling/Calidris albaSR
48/Least Sandpiper/Calidris minutillaCT
49/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis maculariusCT
50/Greater Yellowlegs/Tringa melanoleucaERG
51/Lesser Yellowlegs/Tringa flavipesERG

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

52Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaBZC,ERG
53/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon niloticaCT
54/Caspian Tern/Hydroprogne caspiaCT
55/Forster's Tern/Sterna forsteriCT
56Royal TernThalasseus maximusSR
57Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisSR

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

58JabiruJabiru mycteriaCT
59Wood StorkMycteria americanaCT,ERG

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

60Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensSR

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

61AnhingaAnhinga anhingaCT

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

62Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusCT

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

63Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisERG,SR

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

64[Rufescent Tiger-Heron]Tigrisoma lineatumERWB
65Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanumCT
66Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasBZIA,CT,ERG
67Great EgretArdea albaBZIA,BZMB,CT
ERG,ERWB,SR
68Snowy EgretEgretta thulaBZIA,CT,ERG
ERWB,SR
69Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaCT,ERG
70Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorBZIA,CT,ERG
71Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisCT,ERG,ERWB
SR
72Striated HeronButorides striataBZIA,CT,ERG
73Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusCT

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

74White IbisEudocimus albusCT
75/Glossy Ibis/Plegadis falcinellusCT

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

76Black VultureCoragyps atratusCB,CT,ERG
ERWB,HV,MB,SR
TK
77Turkey VultureCathartes auraBZC,BZIA,BZMB
CB,CT,ERG
ERWB,HV,MB,SR
TK
78Lesser Yellow-headed VultureCathartes burrovianusBZIA,CT,SR
79King VultureSarcoramphus papaBHNP,ERG,HV
MB

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

80/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusCT

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

81White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusERG
82Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusTKh
83Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisBZIA,CT
84Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisCT,ERWB
85Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatusMB
86Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitingaCT
87Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostrisCB,CT,ERG
ERWB,HV,MB,SR
TK
88White HawkPseudastur albicollisBHNP,CBh,HV
89Gray HawkButeo plagiatusCB,ERWB
90|Broad-winged Hawk|Buteo platypterusERWB
91Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusCB,CT,MB,TK

 
Owls: Strigidae

92Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataMBh
93Mottled OwlCiccaba virgataTKh
94Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataERWBh,MB,TKh

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

95Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massenaBHNP,MB,TK
96Black-headed TrogonTrogon melanocephalusCT,ERG,HV,MB
TK
97Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatusBHNP,CB,MBh
TK

 
Motmots: Momotidae

98Tody MotmotHylomanes momotulaBHNP
99Lesson's MotmotMomotus lessoniiTK
100Amazonian MotmotMomotus momotaBHNP,CB,HVh
MBh,TKh

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

101Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataCT
102/Belted Kingfisher/Megaceryle alcyonBZIA,CT,ERWB
103Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaERWB
104Green KingfisherChloroceryle americanaCT,ERG,MB

 
Jacamars: Galbulidae

105Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficaudaBHNP

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

106Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatusBHNP,BZIA,ERG
ERWB,MB,TK
107Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratusBHNP,ERG,MB
TK

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

108Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusCT,HV
109Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucheraniBHNP,CB,MB,TK
110Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeusCT
111Golden-fronted WoodpeckerMelanerpes aurifronsBZIA,BZMB,CT
ERWB,MB,SR,TK
112Smoky-brown WoodpeckerDryobates fumigatusTKh
113Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensisMB,TK
114Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatusCB,HV,MB,TKh
115Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneusCB,MB,TK
116Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosusHV,MB,TK

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

117Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusBHNPh,CBh,MBh
118Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnansBHNP,BZIAh
ERG,HVh,SR
TKh
119/American Kestrel/Falco sparveriusSR
120Bat FalconFalco rufigularisBZIA,CT,MB,SR
121Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusHV,TK

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

122Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotisTK
123White-crowned ParrotPionus senilisHV,MB,TK
124Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisCT,HV,TK
125Yellow-headed ParrotAmazona oratrixCT
126White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifronsBZIA,CT,TK
127Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosaCB,HVh,MB,TK
128Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaCB,CT,MB,SR
TK

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

129Great AntshrikeTaraba majorBHNP
130Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatusBHNP,CBh,CTh
ERGh,MBh,TKh
131Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensisBHNP,CB
132Dusky AntbirdCercomacroides tyranninaBHNP,CBh,MB

 
Antthrushes: Formicariidae

133Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analisCBh,MBh

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

134Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillusHV,TK
135Ruddy WoodcreeperDendrocincla homochroaTK
136Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaTK
137Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurusBHNP
138Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomaeMB,TK
139Ivory-billed WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus flavigasterBHNP,HV,MB,TK
140Plain XenopsXenops minutusBHNP,CB,TK
141Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemusCBh
142Rufous-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis erythrothoraxBHNP,CB,CTh

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

143Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumBHNP,MB,TKh
144Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbeTK
145Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicataBHNPh,CTh,TKh
146Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogasterBHNP,BZMB,CT
ERWB,MB
147Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineusCB,TK
148Sepia-capped FlycatcherLeptopogon amaurocephalusTK
149Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulareCTh,TKh
150Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant
(Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher)
Poecilotriccus sylviaBHNP,CB,CTh
151Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereumBHNP,BZMB,CTh
ERWBh,MBh
152Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostrisTK
153Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescensCB,CTh,TK
154Stub-tailed SpadebillPlatyrinchus cancrominusCBh,TKh
155Pacific Royal-Flycatcher**Onychorhynchus occidentalisTK
156Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurusTKh
157Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius sulphureipygiusCB
158/Olive-sided Flycatcher/Contopus cooperiMB
159Tropical PeweeContopus cinereusBZIA,CB,CT,MB
160/Yellow-bellied Flycatcher/Empidonax flaviventrisBHNP,MB,TKh
161/Least Flycatcher/Empidonax minimusCT,MBh,TK
162Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusBZIA,CT,ERWB
SR
163Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceusTK
164Rufous MournerRhytipterna holerythraBHNP,TKh
165Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculiferCB,CT,ERWB,MB
SR,TKh
166/Great Crested Flycatcher/Myiarchus crinitusTK
167Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusBHNP,BZIA,CT
ERG,ERWB,HV
MB,SR,TK
168Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitanguaCT,TK
169Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similisBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERG,ERWB
HV,MB,SR,TK
170Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERWB,SR,TK
171Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchiiCT,MB,SR,TK
172Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaCT,SR

 
Manakins: Pipridae

173White-collared ManakinManacus candeiBHNP,CB,MB,TK

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

174Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitorMB
175Masked TityraTityra semifasciataTK
176Cinnamon BecardPachyramphus cinnamomeusBHNP,MB
177Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiaeBZIA,CT

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

178Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensisCTh
179Green Shrike-VireoVireolanius pulchellusBHNPh
180Tawny-crowned GreenletTunchironis ochraceicepsTK
181Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtataBHNP,CB,MB,TK
182/White-eyed Vireo/Vireo griseusBZMB,HV,TK
183Mangrove VireoVireo pallensCT,TK
184/Yellow-throated Vireo/Vireo flavifronsBHNP,TK

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

185Brown JayPsilorhinus morioBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERG,ERWB
HV,TK
186Yucatan JayCyanocorax yucatanicusCT

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

187/Northern Rough-winged Swallow/Stelgidopteryx serripennisBHNP,CB,CT,SR
TK
188Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaBZIA,CT
189Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilineaCB,CT,ERG
ERWB,SR
190/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaCT,SR

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

191Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaBHNPh
192House WrenTroglodytes aedonCB,CT,ERGh,MB
SR
193Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianusTK
194Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatusERG
195Spot-breasted WrenPheugopedius maculipectusBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,HV,TK
196Cabanis's WrenCantorchilus modestusHV
197White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucostictaBHNP,CB,MB,TK

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

198Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurusBHNPh,CBh,CTh
TKh
199Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaCT,HV,TK

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

200Luapala Cisticola**Cisticola luapalaHV

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

201/Eastern Bluebird/Sialia sialisHV
202/Wood Thrush/Hylocichla mustelinaBHNP,BZIA,CB
TK
203White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilisTKh
204Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayiBHNP,BZMB,CB
CT,ERG,ERWB
HV,MB,TK

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

205/Gray Catbird/Dumetella carolinensisBHNP,BZIA
BZMB,CB,CT,HV
MB,TK
206Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvusBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERWB,HV,SR

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

207Scrub EuphoniaEuphonia affinisTK
208Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinaceaERWB,HVh,MB
TKh
209Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldiBHNP,CB,HV,MB
210Black-headed SiskinSpinus notatusHV

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

211Olive SparrowArremonops rufivirgatusCT
212Green-backed SparrowArremonops chloronotusBHNP
213Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostrisCB,MB
214Rusty SparrowAimophila rufescensHV

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

215Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magnaSR
216Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeusCB,CT,HVh
217Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezumaBZIA,CB,CT
ERWB,TK
218Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelasBHNP,CT,ERWB
MB,SR
219/Orchard Oriole/Icterus spuriusCT,MB,SR
220Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatusBZIA,CT,MB,SR
221Yellow-backed OrioleIcterus chrysaterHV
222Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelasCT
223/Baltimore Oriole/Icterus galbulaCT,ERG,ERWB
MB,TK
224Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusCT
225Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneusBZMB
226Melodious BlackbirdDives divesBHNP,BZMB,CB
CT,ERG,ERWB
HV,MB,SR,TK
227Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusBHNP,BZC,BZIA
BZMB,CB,CT
ERG,ERWB,HV
SR,TK

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

228/Ovenbird/Seiurus aurocapillaTK
229/Worm-eating Warbler/Helmitheros vermivorumCB,TK
230/Louisiana Waterthrush/Parkesia motacillaBZIA,MB
231/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensisCB,CT,TK
232/Golden-winged Warbler/Vermivora chrysopteraTK
233/Black-and-white Warbler/Mniotilta variaBHNP,BZMB,CT
HV,MB,SR,TK
234Gray-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis poliocephalaERGh
235/Kentucky Warbler/Geothlypis formosaBHNP,MB,TKh
236/Common Yellowthroat/Geothlypis trichasBZIA,CT,ERG
ERWB,SR
237/Hooded Warbler/Setophaga citrinaBHNP,CB,HV,MB
TK
238/American Redstart/Setophaga ruticillaBZIA,BZMB,CT
ERG,ERWB,MB
TK
239/Northern Parula/Setophaga americanaCT,ERG,ERWB
HV,MB,TK
240|Magnolia Warbler|Setophaga magnoliaBHNP,BZMB,CB
CT,HV,MB,TK
241/Yellow Warbler/Setophaga petechiaBZIA,CB,CT
ERG,TK
242/Chestnut-sided Warbler/Setophaga pensylvanicaBHNP,BZIA,CB
MB,TK
243/Yellow-throated Warbler/Setophaga dominicaBHNP,CT,SR
244Grace's WarblerSetophaga graciaeBZMB,CT,HV
245/Black-throated Green Warbler/Setophaga virensCT,ERG,HV,TK
246Rufous-capped WarblerBasileuterus rufifronsHV
247Golden-crowned WarblerBasileuterus culicivorusBHNP
248/Wilson's Warbler/Cardellina pusillaBZIA,CB,MB
249/Yellow-breasted Chat/Icteria virensBZIA,HV

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

250Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularisTK
251Hepatic TanagerPiranga flavaBZMB,HV
252/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubraBZMB,CB,CT
ERWB,MB,SR,TK
253Red-crowned Ant-TanagerHabia rubicaMB,TK
254Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicaudaBHNP,CB,CT,HV
MBh,TK
255Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogasterCB,MBh
256Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalisCT
257/Rose-breasted Grosbeak/Pheucticus ludovicianusCT,MB
258Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoidesCBh,MBh
259Blue BuntingCyanocompsa parellinaTK
260/Indigo Bunting/Passerina cyaneaSR

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

261Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillataTK
262Black-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio aurantiusTK
263Crimson-collared TanagerRamphocelus sanguinolentusBHNP,HV
264Scarlet-rumped TanagerRamphocelus passeriniiBHNP,CB
265Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopusBHNP,BZIA
BZMB,CT,ERWB
MB,SR,TK
266Yellow-winged TanagerThraupis abbasBHNP,BZIA
BZMBh,ERWB,MB
267Golden-hooded TanagerTangara larvataCB,MB
268Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneusBHNP,CB,MB,SR
TK
269Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spizaCB
270Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaMB,SR
271Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvinaCB,ERWB,MB
272Morelet's SeedeaterSporophila morelletiBHNP,BZIA,CB
CT,ERWB,HV,MB
SR,TK
273Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusBHNP,HV
274Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximusBHNP,CB,MB
275Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atricepsBHNP,CB,HV,MB
TKh
276Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescensBZIA,CT,SR

 * 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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