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WINGS Birding Tours – Bird List

Jamaica

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With Rich Hoyer as leader

  • Column A: number of tours out of fourteen on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: number of days this species was seen on the 2016 tour
  • Column C = maximum daily count for this species on the 2016 tour
  • Column D: H = heard only, N = nesting evidence observed, x = also seen in 2016

This list has taxonomic notes.

A B C D
1 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
13 West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea
1 American Wigeon 1 4 Anas americana
14 Blue-winged Teal 4 50 Anas discors
3 Northern Shoveler 1 300 Anas clypeata
2 Ring-necked Duck 1 14 Aythya collaris
2 Lesser Scaup 2 2 Aythya affinis
9 Masked Duck 1 2 Nomonyx dominicus
12 Ruddy Duck 2 45 Oxyura jamaicensis
13 Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
14 Pied-billed Grebe 4 4 Podilymbus podiceps
14 White-tailed Tropicbird 2 2 Phaethon lepturus
14 Magnificent Frigatebird 6 35 Fregata magnificens
1 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
1 cormorant species Phalacrocorax sp.
14 Brown Pelican 4 21 Pelecanus occidentalis
2 American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
8 Least Bittern 1 8 Ixobrychus exilis
13 Great Blue Heron 4 15 Ardea herodias
14 Great Egret 8 14 Ardea alba
14 Snowy Egret 7 45 Egretta thula
14 Little Blue Heron 7 6 Egretta caerulea
14 Tricolored Heron 3 5 Egretta tricolor
9 Reddish Egret 1 1 Egretta rufescens
14 Cattle Egret 8 402 Bubulcus ibis
14 Green Heron 2 3 Butorides virescens
12 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 7 Nycticorax nycticorax
13 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 1 Nyctanassa violacea
4 White Ibis Eudocimus albus
14 Glossy Ibis 3 42 Plegadis falcinellus
14 Turkey Vulture 6 60 Cathartes aura
12 Osprey 3 2 Pandion haliaetus
1 Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
14 Red-tailed Hawk 6 2 Buteo jamaicensis
8 Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
5 Sora 1 4 Porzana carolina
3 Yellow-breasted Crake Porzana flaviventer
3 Spotted Rail 1 4 Pardirallus maculatus
13 Purple Gallinule 1 7 Porphyrio martinicus
14 Common Gallinule 6 25 Gallinula chloropus
14 American Coot 4 16 Fulica americana
13 Caribbean Coot 1 1 Fulica caribaea
9 Limpkin 1 4 Aramus guarauna
14 Black-necked Stilt 2 81 Himantopus mexicanus
14 Black-bellied Plover 2 22 Pluvialis squatarola
12 Wilson's Plover 1 12 Charadrius wilsonia
14 Semipalmated Plover 2 20 Charadrius semipalmatus
14 Killdeer 2 3 Charadrius vociferus
14 Northern Jacana 2 15 Jacana spinosa
14 Spotted Sandpiper 3 2 Actitis macularius
4 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
11 Greater Yellowlegs 2 4 Tringa melanoleuca
11 Willet 2 17 Tringa semipalmata
14 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 3 Tringa flavipes
5 Whimbrel 1 1 Numenius phaeopus
12 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
1 Red Knot Calidris canutus
3 Stilt Sandpiper 1 1 Calidris himantopus
3 Sanderling 1 40 Calidris alba
1 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
14 Least Sandpiper 2 24 Calidris minutilla
3 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
14 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 6 Calidris pusilla
5 Western Sandpiper 1 15 Calidris mauri
6 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
14 Laughing Gull 3 250 Leucophaeus atricilla
8 Least Tern Sternula antillarum
3 Gull-billed Tern Geochelidon nilotica
1 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
1 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
1 Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
14 Royal Tern 4 20 Thalasseus maximus
13 Sandwich Tern 1 26 Thalasseus sandvicensis
14 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (I) 4 25 Columba livia
14 White-crowned Pigeon 6 22 Patagioenas leucocephala
6 Plain Pigeon (ES) Patagioenas inornata exigua
14 Ring-tailed Pigeon (E) 4 175 Patagioenas caribaea
14 Common Ground-Dove (ES) 7 24 Columbina passerina jamaicensis
14 Crested Quail-Dove (E) 3 3 Geotrygon versicolor
14 Ruddy Quail-Dove 3 18 Geotrygon montana
14 Caribbean Dove (ES) 4 9 Leptotila jamaicensis jamaicensis
14 White-winged Dove 6 8 Zenaida asiatica
14 Zenaida Dove 7 24 N Zenaida aurita
12 Mourning Dove 5 4 Zenaida macroura
13 Mangrove Cuckoo 2 1 Coccyzus minor
14 Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo (E) 3 2 Coccyzus pluvialis
14 Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo (E) 2 2 Coccyzus vetula
14 Smooth-billed Ani 6 20 N Crotophaga ani
8 Barn Owl 1 1 Tyto alba furcata
14 Jamaican Owl (E) 4 2 Pseudoscops grammicus
9 Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii
14 Northern Potoo (ES) 2 2 Nyctibius j. jamaicensis
8 Black Swift Cypseloides n. niger
14 White-collared Swift 4 275 Streptoprocne zonaris pallidifrons
14 Antillean Palm-Swift 5 25 Tachornis p. phoenicobia
14 Jamaican Mango (E) 6 6 Anthracothorax mango
14 Vervain Hummingbird (ES) 6 6 Mellisuga m. minima
14 Streamertail (Red-billed) (E) 6 30 Trochilus p. polytmus
14 Streamertail (Black-billed) (E) 3 10 Trochilus polytmus scitulus
14 Jamaican Tody (E) 6 8 Todus todus
12 Belted Kingfisher 4 2 Megaceryle alcyon
14 Jamaican Woodpecker (E) 7 8 Melanerpes radiolatus
14 American Kestrel 6 10 Falco sparverius sparverioides
5 Merlin Falco columbarius
6 Peregrine Falcon 1 1 Falco peregrinus
14 Black-billed Parrot (E) 2 8 Amazona agilis
14 Yellow-billed Parrot (E) 3 15 Amazona collaria
9 Green-rumped Parrotlet (I) Forpus passerinus
14 Olive-throated Parakeet (ES) 6 50 Aratinga nana nana
14 Jamaican Elaenia (E) 3 6 Myiopagis cotta
8 Greater Antillean Elaenia (ES) 1 1 Elaenia f. fallax
14 Jamaican Pewee (E) 4 4 Contopus pallidus
14 Sad Flycatcher (E) 6 8 Myiarchus barbirostris
14 Rufous-tailed Flycatcher (E) 4 4 Myiarchus validus
14 Stolid Flycatcher (ES) 2 2 Myiarchus s. stolidus
14 Gray Kingbird 4 2 Tyrannus dominicensis
14 Loggerhead Kingbird (ES) 8 16 Tyrannus caudifasciatus jamaicensis
14 Jamaican Becard (E) 3 5 Pachyramphus niger
14 Jamaican Vireo (E) 6 10 Vireo modestus
14 Blue Mountain Vireo (E) 2 3 Vireo osburni
14 Black-whiskered Vireo 6 14 Vireo a. altiloquus
14 Jamaican Crow (E) 4 6 Corvus jamaicensis
6 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 50 Stelgidopteryx serripennis
6 Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
1 Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
1 Bank Swallow 1 3 Riparia riparia
14 Barn Swallow 6 30 Hirundo rustica
14 Cave Swallow (ES) 3 41 Petrochelidon fulva poeciloma
14 Rufous-throated Solitaire (ES) 4 3 Myadestes genibarbis solitarius
14 White-eyed Thrush (E) 5 8 Turdus jamaicensis
14 White-chinned Thrush (E) 7 35 Turdus aurantius
1 Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
14 Bahama Mockingbird (ES) 1 2 Mimus gundlachii hillii
14 Northern Mockingbird 8 18 Mimus polyglottos orpheus
14 European Starling (I) 6 5 Sturnus vulgaris
1 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
13 Ovenbird 4 5 Seiurus aurocapilla
8 Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
1 Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
13 Northern Waterthrush 2 1 Parkesia noveboracensis
14 Black-and-white Warbler 6 2 Mniotilta varia
4 Swainson's Warbler 2 1 Limnothlypis swainsonii
1 Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
14 Common Yellowthroat 5 12 Geothlypis trichas
14 Arrowhead Warbler (E) 4 3 Setophaga pharetra
14 American Redstart 7 8 Setophaga ruticilla
11 Cape May Warbler 1 1 Setophaga tigrina
14 Northern Parula 7 9 Setophaga americana
7 Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
2 Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
14 Yellow Warbler (Golden) 2 1 Setophaga petechia eoa
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
1 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
14 Black-throated Blue Warbler 7 6 Setophaga caerulescens
11 Palm Warbler 2 3 Setophaga palmarum
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) Setophaga coronata
13 Prairie Warbler 5 3 Setophaga discolor
11 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1 Setophaga virens
10 Saffron Finch (I) 2 4 Sicalis flaveola
14 Bananaquit (ES) 8 25 Coereba f. flaveola
14 Yellow-faced Grassquit 4 46 Tiaris o. olivacea
14 Black-faced Grassquit 4 40 Tiaris bicolor marchii
14 Orangequit (E) 6 45 N Euneornis campestris
14 Greater Antillean Bullfinch (ES) 5 10 Loxigilla violacea ruficollis
14 Yellow-shouldered Grassquit (E) 5 3 Loxipasser anoxanthus
14 Jamaican Spindalis (E) 5 18 Spindalis nigricephala
14 Grasshopper Sparrow (ES) 1 1 Ammodramus s. savannarum
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
1 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
9 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
1 Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
14 Jamaican Blackbird (E) 2 4 Nesopsar nigerrimus
2 Great-tailed Grackle (I) Quiscalus mexicanus
14 Greater Antillean Grackle (ES) 7 30 Quiscalus niger crassirostris
11 Shiny Cowbird 1 6 Molothrus bonariensis
14 Jamaican Oriole (ES) 6 16 N Icterus l. leucopteryx
1 Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
14 Jamaican Euphonia (E) 6 10 N Euphonia jamaica
2 House Sparrow (I) Passer domesticus
6 Scaly-breasted Munia (I) 4 12 Lonchura punculata
1 Tricolored Munia (I) Lonchura malacca

Taxonomic Notes

(E) = Jamaican endemic species, (ES) = Jamaican endemic subspecies, (I) = introduced