Checklist of the Birds of Aruba
Prepared by Jeffrey V. Wells, Ph.D. - updated Jan. 2012

 

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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
____ White-faced Whistling-Duck (V)
____ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (V)
____ Fulvous-Whistling Duck (V)
____ Greater White-fronted Goose (V)
____ Comb Duck (V)
____ American Wigeon (R)
____ Blue-winged Teal (C)
____ Northern Shoveler (V)
____ White-cheeked Pintail* (C)
____ Northern Pintail (V)

____ Green-winged Teal (V)

____ Ring-necked Duck (V)
____ Lesser Scaup (U)

Odontophoridae - Quail
____ Crested Bobwhite* (C)

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

Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos
____ Greater Flamingo (V)


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

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

Ciconiidae - Storks
____ Wood Stork (V)

Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
____ Magnificent Frigatebird (C)

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

Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants
____ Neotropic Cormorant* (C)


Pelecanidae - Pelicans
____ Brown Pelican* (C)

Ardeidae – Herons and Egrets

____ Pinnated Bittern (V)

____ Black-crowned Night-Heron* (C)

____ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* (U)

____ Green Heron* (C)

____ Cattle Egret* (C)

____ Great Blue Heron (U)

____ Great Egret (C)

____ Whistling Heron (V)

____ Reddish Egret (R)

____ Tricolored Heron* (C)

____ Little Blue Heron (C)

____ Snowy Egret* (C)

____ Little Egret (V)


Threskiornithidae - Ibises
____ White Ibis (R)
____ Scarlet Ibis (R)
____ Glossy Ibis (R)
____ White-faced Ibis (V)
____ Roseate Spoonbill (V)

Cathartidae - New Worl Vultures

____ Turkey Vulture (V)


Pandionidae - Osprey

____ Osprey (C)

Accipitridae – Eagles, Hawks, and allies
____ Swallow-tailed Kite (V)

____ White-tailed Kite (V)
____ White-tailed Hawk* (R)

Falconidae – Falcons
____ Crested Caracara* (U)
____ American Kestrel* (C)
____ Merlin (U)
____ Peregrine Falcon (U)

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

Aramidae – Limpkins
____ Limpkin (V)

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

Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
____ American Oystercatcher (U)

Recurvirostridae - Stilts
____ Black-necked Stilt (C)

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

____ Buff-breasted Sandpiper (R)
____ Common Snipe (C)

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

____ Black Skimmer (R)


Stercorariidae - Skuas and Jaegers

____ Pomarine Jaeger (R)
____ Parasitic Jaeger (R)

____ Long-tailed Jaeger (R)


Columbidae – Pigeons and Doves
____ Rock Dove* (C-introduced)
____ Bare-eyed Pigeon* (C)
____ Eared Dove* (C)
____ Common Ground-Dove* (C)
____ White-tipped Dove* (U)

Psittacidae - Parrots
____ Brown-throated Parakeet* (U-R)

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

Strigidae – Typical Owls
____ Burrowing Owl* (R)

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

Steatornithidae – Oilbirds
____ Oilbird (V)


Apodidae - Swifts
____ Chimney Swift (V)

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
____ White-necked Jacobin (V)
____ Ruby-topaz Hummingbird* (U)
____ Blue-tailed Emerald* (C)

Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
____ Amazon Kingfisher (V)
____ Ringed Kingfisher (V)
____ Belted Kingfisher (U)

Picidae – Woodpeckers
____ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (R)

Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers
____ Caribbean Elaenia (R?)
____ Small-billed Elaenia (V)
____ Scrub Flycatcher* (U)
____ Eastern Wood Pewee (R)
____ Vermilion Flycatcher (V)
____ Cattle Tyrant (V)
____ Brown-crested Flycatcher* (U)
____ Tropical Kingbird* (R)
____ Gray Kingbird (U)
____ Eastern Kingbird (R)
____ Fork-tailed Flycatcher (U)

Vireonidae - Vireos
____ Philadelphia Vireo (V)
____ Red-eyed Vireo (R)
____ Black-whiskered Vireo (R)

Hirundinidae – Martins and Swallows
____ Brown-chested Martin (R)
____ Purple Martin (R)
____ Caribbean Martin (R)
____ Bank Swallow (C)

____ Southern Rough-winged Swallow (V)
____ Cliff Swallow (R)
____ Barn Swallow (C)

Mimidae – Mockingbirds and Thrashers
____ Tropical Mockingbird* (C)

Sturnidae – Starlings
____ European Starling (V)

Bombycillidae - Waxwings
____ Cedar Waxwing (V)

Parulidae – Wood Warblers

____ Ovenbird (R)

____ Northern Waterthrush (C)

____ Louisiana Waterthrush (R)

____ Blue-winged Warbler (V)

____ Black-and-white Warbler (U)

____ Prothonotary Warbler (U)

____ Tennessee Warbler (V)

____ Connecticut Warbler (R)

____ Kentucky Warbler (R)

____ Common Yellowthroat (R)

____ Hooded Warbler (U)

____ American Redstart (U)

____ Cape May Warbler (R)

____ Northern Parula (R)

____ Magnolia Warbler (V)

____ Bay-breasted Warbler (R)

____ Blackburnian Warbler (R)

____ Yellow Warbler* (C)

____ Chestnut-sided Warbler (R)

____ Blackpoll Warbler (C)

 ____ Black-throated Blue Warbler (V)

____ Palm Warbler (V)

____ Yellow-rumped Warbler (V)

____ Prairie Warbler (V)

____ Black-throated Green Warbler (V)

____ Canada Warbler (V)


Coeribidae - Bananaquit
____ Bananaquit* (C)

Thraupidae - Tanagers
____ Scarlet Tanager (U)

Emberizidae – Seedeaters and allies
____ Black-faced Grassquit* (C)
____ Saffron Finch* (introduced-unclear if still present?)
____ White-throated Sparrow (V)
____ Rufous-collared Sparrow* (U)

Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks and Buntings
____ Rose-breasted Grosbeak (U)
____ Indigo Bunting (R)
____ Dickcissel (U to C)

Icteridae - Blackbirds
____ Bobolink (C to U)

____ Red-breasted Blackbird (V)

____ Great-tailed Grackle (V)
____ Carib Grackle* (C-possibly introduced)
____ Shiny Cowbird (U)
____ Baltimore Oriole (R)
____ Troupial* (C)
____ Yellow Oriole* (U)

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


Other species
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Total Species: ___________

Notes: