July 2010
Alicia Weitzel

 

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

Date: ___July 3-10 2010________________________

Time: ____daytime_______________________

Locality: _____leeward side, and southern tip________________________________

Observers:Alicia Weitzel

New Jersey

USA

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)

 

Odontophoridae - Quail

____ Crested Bobwhite* (C)

 

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

__x__ 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)

___x_ 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)

____ Roseate Spoonbill (V)

 

Phoenicopteridae Flamingos

_x___ 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)

__x__ 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

__x__ 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)

__x__ 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)

__x__ Common Ground-Dove (C)

____ Ruddy Ground-Dove (V)

____ White-tipped Dove (C)

 

Psittacidae - Parrots

__x__ 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)

__x__ 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

_x___ Tropical Mockingbird* (C)

____ Pearly-eyed Thrasher* (U)

 

Sturnidae Starlings

____ European Starling (V)

 

Parulidae Wood Warblers

____ Tennessee Warbler (R)

____ Northern Parula (R)

_x___ 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

__x__ 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)

_x___ 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: _____12______

 

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