Checklist of the Birds of Bonaire
Prepared by Jeffrey V. Wells

 

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Date: ___________________________
Time: ___________________________
Locality: _____________________________________
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Observers:____________________________________
Abbreviations: Status in appropriate habitat is indicated in parentheses by single letter code.

C = common, U = uncommon, R = rare, V = vagrant.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the species is known to have bred on the island.

Anatidae – Ducks, Geese, and Swans
____ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (V)
____ Fulvous-Whistling Duck (V)
____ Comb Duck (V)
____ American Wigeon (R)
____ Blue-winged Teal (C)
____ Northern Shoveler (V)
____ White-cheeked Pintail* (C)
____ Northern Pintail (V)
____ Ring-necked Duck (V)
____ Lesser Scaup (U)
____ Masked Duck (V)

Podicipedidae - Grebes
____ Least Grebe* (U)
____ Pied-billed Grebe* (U )

Procellariidae - Petrels and Shearwaters
____ Black-capped Petrel (R)
____ Greater Shearwater (V)
____ Audubon's Shearwater (U)

Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels
____ Wilson's Storm-Petrel (R)
____ Leach's Storm-Petrel (R)

Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
____ White-tailed Tropicbird (V)
____ Red-billed Tropicbird (V)

Sulidae – Boobies and Gannets
____ Masked Booby (V)
____ Brown Booby (C)
____ Red-footed Booby (U)

Pelecanidae - Pelicans
____ Brown Pelican* (C)

Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants
____ Neotropic Cormorant (U)
____ Double-crested Cormorant (V)

Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
____ Magnificent Frigatebird (C)

Ardeidae – Herons and Egrets
____ Great Blue Heron (U)
____ Great Egret (C)
____ Snowy Egret* (C)
____ Little Blue Heron (C)
____ Tricolored Heron* (C)
____ Reddish Egret* (C)
____ Cattle Egret (R)
____ Whistling Heron (V)
____ Green Heron* (C)
____ Striated Heron (V)
____ Black-crowned Night-Heron* (C)
____ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* (U)
____ Boat-billed Heron (V)

Threskiornithidae - Ibises
____ Glossy Ibis (V)

____ Scarlet Ibis (V)
____ Roseate Spoonbill (V)

Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos
____ Greater Flamingo* (C)

Accipitridae – Eagles, Hawks, and allies
____ Osprey (C)
____ Swallow-tailed Kite (V)
____ White-tailed Hawk* (now extirpated?)

Falconidae – Falcons
____ Crested Caracara* (U)
____ Yellow-headed Caracara (V)
____ American Kestrel (V)
____ Merlin (U)
____ Peregrine Falcon (U)

Rallidae – Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
____ Sora (U)
____ Purple Gallinule (R)
____ Common Moorhen* (C)
____ Caribbean Coot* (C)

Charadriidae – Plovers
____ Black-bellied Plover (C)
____ American Golden-Plover (U)
____ Collared Plover (R)
____ Snowy Plover* (C)
____ Wilson's Plover* (C)
____ Semipalmated Plover (C)
____ Piping Plover (V)
____ Killdeer (U)

Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
____ American Oystercatcher* (U)

Recurvirostridae - Stilts
____ Black-necked Stilt* (C)
____ American Avocet (V)

Jacanidae – Jacanas
____ Wattled Jacana (V)

Scolopacidae – Sandpipers and allies
____ Spotted Sandpiper (C)
____ Solitary Sandpiper (U)
____ Greater Yellowlegs (C)
____ Willet (U)
____ Lesser Yellowlegs (C)
____ Upland Sandpiper (V)
____ Whimbrel (C)
____ Hudsonian Godwit (R)
____ Ruddy Turnstone (C)
____ Red Knot (U)
____ Sanderling (C)
____ Semipalmated Sandpiper (C)
____ Western Sandpiper (U)
____ Least Sandpiper (C)
____ White-rumped Sandpiper (U)
____ Baird's Sandpiper (R)
____ Pectoral Sandpiper (U)
____ Dunlin? (V)
____ Stilt Sandpiper (U)
____ Buff-breasted Sandpiper (V)
____ Short-billed Dowitcher (U)
____ Long-billed Dowitcher (R)
____ Wilson’s Snipe (C)
____ Wilson’s Phalarope (R)
____ Red-necked Phalarope (R)
____ Red Phalarope (R)

Laridae – Jaegers, Gulls, and Terns
____ Laughing Gull* (C)
____ Black-headed Gull (V)
____ Bonaparte’s Gull (V)
____ Ring-billed Gull (V)
____ Herring Gull (V)
____ Great Black-backed Gull (V)
____ Brown Noddy (R)
____ Black Noddy (R)
____ Sooty Tern (R)
____ Bridled Tern (R)
____ Least Tern* (C)
____ Gull-billed Tern (R)
____ Caspian Tern (R)
____ Black Tern (R)
____ Roseate Tern* (R-historical nester)
____ Common Tern* (C)
____ Royal Tern* (C)
____ Sandwich “Cayenne” Tern* (C)
____ Sandwich Tern (U)
____ Black Skimmer (R)

Stercorariidae – Jaegers
____ Pomarine Jaeger (R)
____ Parasitic Jaeger (R)

Columbidae – Pigeons and Doves
____ Rock Dove (C)
____ Scaly-naped Pigeon (U)
____ Bare-eyed Pigeon (C)
____ Eared Dove (C)
____ Common Ground-Dove (C)
____ Ruddy Ground-Dove (V)
____ White-tipped Dove (C)

Psittacidae - Parrots
____ Brown-throated Parakeet (C)
____ Yellow-shouldered Parrot (U)

Cuculidae – Cuckoos and Anis
____ Yellow-billed Cuckoo (U to C)
____ Mangrove Cuckoo (U)
____ Grey-capped Cuckoo (V)
____ Groove-billed Ani* (U)

Tytonidae – Barn Owls
____ Barn Owl (R)

Caprimulgidae - Goatsuckers
____ Lesser Nighthawk (V)
____ Common Nighthawk (R)
____ Chuck-will’s Widow (V)
____ White-tailed Nightjar* (U)

Apodidae - Swifts
____ Chimney(?) Swift (V)

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
____ Ruby-topaz Hummingbird* (U)
____ Blue-tailed Emerald* (C)

Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
____ Belted Kingfisher (U)

Picidae – Woodpeckers
____ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (R)

Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers
____ Caribbean Elaenia* (C)
____ Lesser Elaenia (V-no recent records)
____ Northern Scrub-Flycatcher* (C)
____ Olive-sided Flycatcher (V)
____ Eastern Wood-Pewee (V)
____ Brown-crested Flycatcher* (C)
____ Tropical Kingbird (R-rare breeder)
____ Eastern Kingbird (V)
____ Gray Kingbird* (C)
____ Fork-tailed Flycatcher (R-U)

Vireonidae - Vireos
____ Red-eyed Vireo (R)
____ Black-whiskered Vireo* (U)

Hirundinidae – Martins and Swallows
____ Purple Martin (R)
____ Caribbean Martin (R)
____ Northern Rough-winged Swallow (V)
____ Bank Swallow (U)
____ Cliff Swallow (R)
____ Barn Swallow (C)

Turdidae – Thrushes
____ Northern Wheatear (V)
____ Veery (R)
____ Gray-cheeked Thrush (R)
____ Swainson’s Thrush (R)

Mimidae – Mockingbirds and Thrashers
____ Tropical Mockingbird* (C)
____ Pearly-eyed Thrasher* (U)

Sturnidae – Starlings
____ European Starling (V)

Parulidae – Wood Warblers
____ Tennessee Warbler (R)
____ Northern Parula (R)
____ Yellow Warbler* (C)
____ Chestnut-sided Warbler (R)
____ Magnolia Warbler (V)
____ Cape May Warbler (V)
____ Black-throated Blue Warbler (V)
____ Yellow-rumped Warbler (V)
____ Black-throated Green Warbler (V)
____ Blackburnian Warbler (R)
____ Palm Warbler (V)
____ Bay-breasted Warbler (R)
____ Blackpoll Warbler (U-C)
____ Cerulean Warbler (V)
____ Black-and-white Warbler (U)
____ American Redstart (U)
____ Prothonotary Warbler (U)
____ Ovenbird (R)
____ Northern Waterthrush (C)
____ Louisiana Waterthrush (R)
____ Kentucky Warbler (R)
____ Connecticut Warbler (R)
____ Hooded Warbler (U)
____ Canada Warbler (V)

Coeribidae - Bananaquit
____ Bananaquit* (C)

Thraupidae - Tanagers
____ Summer Tanager (V)
____ Scarlet Tanager (R)
____ Western Tanager (V)
____ Red-legged Honeycreeper (V)

Emberizidae – Seedeaters and allies
____ Blue-black Grassquit (V)
____ Black-faced Grassquit* (C)
____ Saffron Finch* (U)
____ Grasshopper Sparrow* (R)

Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks and Buntings
____ Rose-breasted Grosbeak (R)
____ Indigo Bunting (R)

Icteridae - Blackbirds
____ Bobolink (C to U)
____ Eastern Meadowlark (V)
____ Carib Grackle* (U)
____ Shiny Cowbird (U)
____ Yellow-hooded Blackbird (V)
____ Troupial* (C-introduced)
____ Yellow Oriole* (U)
____ Baltimore Oriole (R)

Passeridae – Old World Sparrows
____ House Sparrow* (U-introduced)


Other species
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Total Species: ___________

Notes: