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Jamaica

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With Rich Hoyer as Leader

  • Column A: number of tours out of twelve on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: number of days this species was seen on the 2014 tour
  • Column C = maximum daily count for this species on the 2014 tour
  • Column D: H = heard only, N = nesting evidence observed, x = Also seen in 2014
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This list has taxonomic notes.

A B C D
1 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
12 West Indian Whistling-Duck 1 6 Dendrocygna arborea
12 Blue-winged Teal 4 140 Anas discors
2 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
1 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
1 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
7 Masked Duck 1 2 Nomonyx dominicus
10 Ruddy Duck 3 37 Oxyura jamaicensis
12 Least Grebe 5 4 N Tachybaptus dominicus
12 Pied-billed Grebe 1 8 Podilymbus podiceps
12 White-tailed Tropicbird 1 4 Phaethon lepturus
12 Magnificent Frigatebird 8 15 Fregata magnificens
1 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
1 cormorant species Phalacrocorax sp.
12 Brown Pelican 4 26 Pelecanus occidentalis
1 American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
7 Least Bittern 1 8 Ixobrychus exilis
11 Great Blue Heron 1 2 Ardea herodias
12 Great Egret 7 20 Ardea alba
12 Snowy Egret 6 25 Egretta thula
12 Little Blue Heron 8 5 Egretta caerulea
12 Tricolored Heron 3 6 Egretta tricolor
7 Reddish Egret 2 8 Egretta rufescens
12 Cattle Egret 8 200 Bubulcus ibis
12 Green Heron 5 2 Butorides virescens
10 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 4 Nycticorax nycticorax
11 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
4 White Ibis 2 4 Eudocimus albus
12 Glossy Ibis 5 5 Plegadis falcinellus
12 Turkey Vulture 6 75 N Cathartes aura
10 Osprey 4 3 Pandion haliaetus
1 Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
12 Red-tailed Hawk 5 2 Buteo jamaicensis
8 American Kestrel (dark morph) Falco sparverius sparverioides
12 American Kestrel (light morph) 7 10 N Falco sparverius sparverioides
4 American Kestrel (intermediate) Falco sparverius sparverioides
4 Merlin Falco columbarius
5 Peregrine Falcon 1 1 Falco peregrinus
8 Clapper Rail 1 3 Rallus longirostris
3 Sora Porzana carolina
3 Yellow-breasted Crake Porzana flaviventer
1 Spotted Rail Pardirallus maculatus
11 Purple Gallinule 1 1 Porphyrio martinica
12 Common Gallinule 5 30 N Gallinula chloropus
12 American Coot 3 13 N Fulica americana
11 Caribbean Coot 1 1 Fulica caribaea
7 Limpkin 1 2 Aramus guarauna
12 Black-bellied Plover 3 8 Pluvialis squatarola
10 Wilson's Plover 3 6 Charadrius wilsonia
12 Semipalmated Plover 2 25 Charadrius semipalmatus
12 Killdeer 3 3 Charadrius vociferus
12 Black-necked Stilt 6 16 Himantopus mexicanus
12 Northern Jacana 4 12 N Jacana spinosa
12 Spotted Sandpiper 6 8 Actitis macularius
4 Solitary Sandpiper 1 2 Tringa solitaria
9 Greater Yellowlegs 2 4 Tringa melanoleuca
10 Willet 2 3 Tringa semipalmata
12 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 6 Tringa flavipes
4 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
11 Ruddy Turnstone 2 20 Arenaria interpres
1 Red Knot Calidris canutus
2 Sanderling Calidris alba
12 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 20 Calidris pusilla
4 Western Sandpiper 1 1 Calidris mauri
12 Least Sandpiper 5 200 Calidris minutilla
3 White-rumped Sandpiper 1 1 Calidris fuscicollis
1 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
2 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
6 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
12 Laughing Gull 4 500 Larus atricilla
8 Least Tern 1 69 Sternula antillarum
3 Gull-billed Tern Geochelidon nilotica
1 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
1 Common Tern 1 1 Sterna hirundo
1 Forster's Tern 1 1 Sterna forsteri
12 Royal Tern 5 46 Thalasseus maxima
11 Sandwich Tern 3 30 Thalasseus sandvicensis
12 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (I) 7 30 Columba livia
12 White-crowned Pigeon 7 23 Patagioenas leucocephala
5 Plain Pigeon (ES) 1 3 Patagioenas inornata exigua
12 Ring-tailed Pigeon (E) 5 15 Patagioenas caribaea
12 White-winged Dove 7 15 Zenaida asiatica
12 Zenaida Dove 7 6 Zenaida aurita
10 Mourning Dove 3 5 Zenaida macroura
12 Common Ground-Dove (ES) 8 14 Columbina passerina jamaicensis
12 Caribbean Dove (ES) 5 5 Leptotila jamaicensis jamaicensis
12 Crested Quail-Dove (E) 4 5 Geotrygon versicolor
12 Ruddy Quail-Dove 6 5 Geotrygon montana
12 Olive-throated Parakeet (ES) 7 14 Aratinga nana nana
9 Green-rumped Parrotlet (I) Forpus passerinus
12 Yellow-billed Parrot (E) 3 20 Amazona collaria
12 Black-billed Parrot (E) 3 10 N Amazona agilis
11 Mangrove Cuckoo 3 2 H Coccyzus minor
12 Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo (E) 5 2 Coccyzus pluvialis
12 Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo (E) 4 2 Coccyzus vetula
12 Smooth-billed Ani 6 12 Crotophaga ani
7 Barn Owl 1 1 Tyto alba furcata
12 Jamaican Owl (E) 3 3 N Pseudoscops grammicus
8 Antillean Nighthawk 3 3 Chordeiles gundlachii
12 Northern Potoo (ES) 2 1 Nyctibius j. jamaicensis
8 Black Swift 1 6 Cypseloides n. niger
12 White-collared Swift 6 38 Streptoprocne zonaris pallidifrons
12 Antillean Palm-Swift 4 25 Tachornis p. phoenicobia
12 Jamaican Mango (E) 5 2 Anthracothorax mango
12 Vervain Hummingbird (ES) 8 6 Mellisuga m. minima
12 Red-billed Streamertail (E) 5 16 Trochilus p. polytmus
12 Black-billed Streamertail (E) 4 10 Trochilus polytmus scitulus
12 Jamaican Tody (E) 5 6 Todus todus
10 Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
12 Jamaican Woodpecker (E) 7 9 Melanerpes radiolatus
12 Jamaican Elaenia (E) 4 2 Myiopagis cotta
6 Greater Antillean Elaenia (ES) 1 2 Elaenia f. fallax
12 Jamaican Pewee (E) 2 4 Contopus pallidus
12 Sad Flycatcher (E) 6 6 Myiarchus barbirostris
12 Rufous-tailed Flycatcher (E) 6 8 Myiarchus validus
12 Stolid Flycatcher (ES) 2 6 Myiarchus s. stolidus
12 Gray Kingbird 8 29 N Tyrannus dominicensis
12 Loggerhead Kingbird (ES) 6 14 N Tyrannus caudifasciatus jamaicensis
12 Jamaican Becard (E) 5 6 N Pachyramphus niger
12 Jamaican Vireo (E) 7 14 N Vireo modestus
12 Blue Mountain Vireo (E) 2 4 Vireo osburni
12 Black-whiskered Vireo 7 16 Vireo a. altiloquus
12 Jamaican Crow (E) 3 8 Corvus jamaicensis
5 Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
1 Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
12 Cave Swallow (ES) 4 60 N Petrochelidon fulva poeciloma
12 Barn Swallow 5 20 Hirundo rustica
12 Rufous-throated Solitaire (ES) 2 7 Myadestes genibarbis solitarius
12 White-eyed Thrush (E) 6 15 Turdus jamaicensis
12 White-chinned Thrush (E) 7 12 Turdus aurantius
1 Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
12 Northern Mockingbird 8 16 Mimus polyglottos orpheus
12 Bahama Mockingbird (ES) 1 2 Mimus gundlachii hillii
12 European Starling (I) 2 10 Sturnus vulgaris
1 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
11 Ovenbird 7 6 Seiurus aurocapillus
8 Worm-eating Warbler 2 3 Helmitheros vermivorus
1 Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
11 Northern Waterthrush 2 4 Parkesia noveboracensis
12 Black-and-white Warbler 5 5 Mniotilta varia
2 Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
1 Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
12 Common Yellowthroat 6 10 Geothlypis trichas
12 Arrowhead Warbler (E) 5 5 Setophaga pharetra
12 American Redstart 7 13 Setophaga ruticilla
10 Cape May Warbler 1 1 Setophaga tigrina
12 Northern Parula 5 4 Setophaga americana
6 Magnolia Warbler 1 4 Setophaga magnolia
2 Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
12 Yellow Warbler (Golden) 5 12 Setophaga petechia eoa
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
1 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
12 Black-throated Blue Warbler 7 10 Setophaga caerulescens
9 Palm Warbler 3 10 Setophaga palmarum
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) Setophaga coronata
11 Prairie Warbler 4 4 Setophaga discolor
10 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 2 Setophaga virens
12 Bananaquit (ES) 7 34 N Coereba f. flaveola
12 Jamaican Spindalis (E) 6 18 Spindalis nigricephala
12 Yellow-faced Grassquit 7 25 Tiaris o. olivacea
12 Black-faced Grassquit 6 20 Tiaris bicolor marchii
12 Yellow-shouldered Grassquit (E) 5 4 Loxipasser anoxanthus
12 Greater Antillean Bullfinch (ES) 7 4 Loxigilla violacea ruficollis
12 Orangequit (E) 7 30 Euneornis campestris
8 Saffron Finch (I) Sicalis flaveola
12 Grasshopper Sparrow (ES) 1 2 Ammodramus s. savannarum
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
1 Blue Grosbeak 1 4 Passerina caerulea
8 Indigo Bunting 1 3 Passerina cyanea
1 Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
12 Jamaican Blackbird (E) 3 1 Nesopsar nigerrimus
1 Great-tailed Grackle 1 1 Quiscalus mexicanus
12 Greater Antillean Grackle (ES) 7 75 Quiscalus niger crassirostris
9 Shiny Cowbird 3 2 Molothrus bonariensis
12 Jamaican Oriole (ES) 7 8 Icterus l. leucopteryx
1 Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
12 Jamaican Euphonia (E) 7 4 Euphonia jamaica
4 Nutmeg Mannikin 1 15 Lonchura punculata
1 House Sparrow 1 3 Passer domesticus

Mammals

Small Indian Mongoose (I) x Herpestes javanensis

Amphibians and Reptiles

Giant Toad (I) x H Chaunus marinus
Savanna-la-Mar Treefrog x Osteopilus ocellatus
Harlan's Antilles Frog x H Osteopilus crucialis
Spaldings Treefrog x H Osteopilus marianae
Johnstone's Robber Frog (I) x H Eleutherodactylus johnstonei
Spaldings Robber Frog x Eleutherodactylus gossei
Bullfrog (I) x H Rana catesbeiana
Jamaican Croaking Gecko x Aristelliger praesignis
Common House Gecko x Hemidactylus mabouia
Jamaican Giant Anole x Anolis garmani
Jamaican Turquoise Anole x Anolis grahami
Jamaican Gray Anole x Anolis lineatopus
Opal-bellied Anole x Anolis opalinus

Butterflies

Polydamas Swallowtail (ES) x Battus polydamas jamaicensis
Jamaican Kite-Swallowtail (E) x Neographium marcellinus
False Androgeus Swallowtail (E) x Heraclides thersites
Jamaican Giant Swallowtail (E) x Heraclides melonius
Barred Yellow x Eurema daira palmira
Mimosa Yellow x Pyrisitia n. nise
Dina Yellow (ES) x Pyrisitia dina parvumbra
Yellow Angled-Sulphur x Anteos maerula
Cloudless Sulphur x Phoebis s. sennae
Large Orange Sulphur x Phoebis agarithe antillia
Florida White (ES) x Glutophrissa drusilla castalia
Jamaican Hairstreak (E) x Rekoa bourkei
Pan Hairstreak (E) x Electrostrymon pan
Caribbean Scrub-Hairstreak (ES) x Strymon acis gossei
Cassius Blue x Leptotes cassius theonus
Perkins's Blue (E) x Leptotes perkinsae
Ceraunus Blue x Hemiargus c. ceraunus
Monarch x Danaus plexippus megalippe
Gulf Fritillary x Agraulis vanillae insularis
Julia Heliconian (ES) x Dryas iulia delila
Zebra Heliconian (ES) x Heliconius charithonia simulator
Jamaican Mestra (E) x Mestra dorcas
Tailed Cecropian (ES) x Historis acheronta cadmus
Dirce Beauty x Colobura dirce wolcotti
White Peacock x Anartia jatrophae jamaicensis
Malachite x Siproeta s. stelenes
Tropical Buckeye x Junonia evarete zonalis
Mangrove Buckeye x Junonia genoveva
Cuban Crescent x Anthanassa f. frisia
Jamaican Calisto (E) x Calisto zangis
Jamaican Silverdrop (E) x Epargyreus antaeus
Hammock Skipper (ES) x Polygonus leo hagar
Long-tailed Skipper x Urbanus proteus domingo
Jamaican Flasher (E) x Astraptes jaira
Tropical Checkered-Skipper x Pyrgus oileus
Jamaican Broken-Dash (E) x Wallengrenia versuria

Moths

Black Witch x Ascalapha odorata
Common Angle Moth x Macaria aemulataria
Tiny Geometer x Lobocleta tenellata
Jamaican Phrygionis (E) x Phrygionis sumptuosaria
Kingston Emerald (E) x Phrudocentris kinstonensis
Common Mocis x Mocis diffluens
Shining Blue Tiger Moth x Uranophora chalybea
Atomosa Tussock Moth x Lophocampa atomosa

Odonates

Rambur's Forktail x Ischnura ramburii
Scarlet Skimmer (I) x Crocothemis servilia
Bromeliad Dragonlet x Erythrodiplax bromeliicola
Band-winged Dragonlet x Erythrodiplax umbrata
Seaside Dragonlet x Erythrodiplax berenice
Metallic Pennant x Idiataphe cubensis
Antillean Saddlebags x Tramea insularis

Miscellaneous Invertebrates

Jamaican Shining Leaf Chafer (E) x Macraspis tetradactyla
Jamaican Net-wing (E) x Thonalmus subquadratus
Peeniewally Click Beetle x Pyrophorus noctilucus
Eleven-lined Potato Beetle x Leptinotarsa undecemlineata
Southern Green Stink Bug x Chinavia marginata
sand wasp x Stictia signata
paper wasp x Polistes sp.
Yellow-lined Grasshopper x Abracis flavolineata
Gray Wall Jumper x Menemerus bivittatus
Golden Silk Orbweaver x Nephila clavipes
flower crab spider with honeybee x Thomisidae
Caribbean Hermit Crab x Coenobita clypeatus
Jamaican Bromeliad Crab (E) x Metopaulias depressus
snail species (E) x Parachondria sp.

Taxonomic Notes

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