Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Puerto Rico Bird List

Here is the complete list of species seen. Asterisk denotes an endemic.



DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
West Indian Whistling-Duck
Blue-winged Teal
White-cheeked Pintail
GREBES
Least Grebe
BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Brown Booby
PELICANS
Brown Pelican
FRIGATEBIRDS
Magnificent Frigatebird
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS
Glossy Ibis
NEW WORLD VULTURES
Turkey Vulture
OSPREY
Osprey
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
Peregrine Falcon
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
Sora
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Caribbean Coot
SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Dunlin
TERNS
Royal Tern
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Scaly-naped Pigeon
Plain Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Zenaida Dove
Common Ground-Dove
PARROTS
Monk Parakeet
CUCKOOS
Mangrove Cuckoo
Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo*
Smooth-billed Ani
OWLS
Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (heard)*
NIGHTJARS AND ALLIES
Puerto Rican Nightjar (heard)*
HUMMINGBIRDS
Antillean Mango
Green Mango*
Green-throated Carib
Antillean Crested Hummingbird
Puerto Rican Emerald*
TODIES
Puerto Rican Tody*
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
Puerto Rican Woodpecker*
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Lesser Antillean Pewee
Puerto Rican Flycatcher*
Gray Kingbird
Loggerhead Kingbird
VIREOS
Puerto Rican Vireo*
SWALLOWS
Caribbean Martin
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
THRUSHES AND ALLIES
Red-legged Thrush
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS
Northern Mockingbird
Pearly-eyed Thrasher
NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Adelaide's Warbler*
Prairie Warbler
Elfin-woods Warbler*
Black-and-white Warbler
BANANAQUIT
Bananaquit
TANAGERS AND ALLIES
Puerto Rican Tanager*
Puerto Rican Spindalis*
BUNTINGS,SPARROWS,SEEDEATERS,ALLIES
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Black-faced Grassquit
Puerto Rican Bullfinch*
TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird*
Greater Antillean Grackle
Shiny Cowbird
Greater Antillean Oriole
Venezuelan Troupial
SISKINS, CROSSBILLS, AND ALLIES
Antillean Euphonia
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
WEAVERS AND ALLIES
Orange Bishop
WAXBILLS AND ALLIES
Orange-cheeked Waxbill
Bronze Mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin
-------- STATISTICS --------
Species seen - 86

11 comments:

Jochen said...

Oh wow!
I somehow couldn't access your blog for the last couple' days and therefore had quite some reading to do today.

Holy CRAP! What a fantastic trip!!!
However, you did not include a picture of a house sparrow. I generally suggest all blog posts about tropical birds should contain at least one cleansing House Sparrow for those poor readers who are stuck in a wintery temperate zone...

Patrick B. said...

Hmm, I wonder what the access issues were. Odd. House Sparrow was actually the first bird we saw - inside the airport of course. We only saw a few more, but we didn't spend much time in the city.

Alberto said...

Awesome!! Thanks!! and how many were new species for you?

Patrick B. said...

Alberto,

41 were new species. Wow, that's almost half!

Alberto said...

Wow! Very nice!! Also some species like the Greater Antillean Grackle, and Loggerhead Kingbird have been elevated to new species by a peer reviewed Journal but I guess the ABA doesnt recognize it still. There are enedemic sub-species in P.R like the Broad Winged Hawk and others that may be elevated to species in the future. Species like the Euphonia also are probably endemic species to P.R but no research has been done on this.

Thanks!

Alberto said...

Sorry when I wrote Greater Antillean Grackle, I really meant the Greater Antillean Oriole. Although we do also have a sub-endemic species of the Grackle also, which are smaller I beleive.

Alberto said...

Ah! I meant Endemic sub-species!! on that last post. I should go to bed LOL, guess Im a little tired of winter!!

Patrick B. said...

It's ok, Alberto. I'm following you! The Lesser Antillean Pewee is in the same boat. It used to be an endemic, but then it was lumped.

Mike said...

Wow, what a trip list! I love it.

Mel said...

OMG, what a list!

elizabird said...

I was not such new birder when I was in P.R. I didn't know how to study for birds. I missed so much. Plus we were banding so much of what I saw was in hand. I need to go back for the Tody. Coolest birds ever!! So glad you got to go.

Arrugh. I'm not sure how I feel about wind turbines. I'd love to love them. But they could just be more bad news.

Here's to hoping the government makes the right choice.

Coque coque!!