Complete species list for Puerto Rico

Choose by family by taxonomic order:

Grebes (Podicipedidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Podicipedidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae) - 9 species

   

Species in the family Procellariidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Audubon’s Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata)

Accidental

Endangered

   

Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana)

Accidental

Vulnerable

   

Little Shearwater (Puffinus baroli)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)

Accidental

Near Threatened

Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Hydrobatidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

Visitor

Least Concern

Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Phaethontidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Boobies (Sulidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Sulidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)

Nester

Least Concern

Pelicans (Pelecanidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Pelecanidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Phalacrocoracidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

Accidental

Least Concern

Frigatebird (Fregatidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Fregatidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae) - 14 species

   

Species in the family Ardeidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Great Egret (Ardea alba) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Not evaluated

   

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Ibis (Threskiornithidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Threskiornithidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Phoenicopteridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

Ducks (Anatidae) - 30 species

   

Species in the family Anatidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

American Wigeon (Anas americana) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Gadwall (Anas strepera) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Vulnerable

   

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

Vultures (Cathartidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Cathartidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

Hawks (Accipitridae) - 10 species

   

Species in the family Accipitridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Ridgway's Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi)

Accidental

Critically Endangered

   

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Accidental

Least Concern

Falcons (Falconidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Falconidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Merlin (Falco columbarius) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

Chicken (Phasianidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Phasianidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

Rails and Coots (Rallidae) - 9 species

   

Species in the family Rallidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Coot (Fulica americana) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)

Visitor

Near Threatened

   

Caribbean Coot (Fulica caribaea) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Near Threatened

   

Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Sora (Porzana carolina) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Yellow-breasted Crake (Porzana flaviventer) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Limpkin (Aramidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Aramidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

Plovers (Charadriidae) - 8 species

   

Species in the family Charadriidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Near Threatened

   

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Oystercatcher (Haematopodidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Haematopodidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Stilts (Recurvirostridae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Recurvirostridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Jacanas (Jacanidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Jacanidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa)

Accidental

Least Concern

Sandpiper (Scolopacidae) - 32 species

   

Species in the family Scolopacidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Near Threatened

   

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis)

Accidental

Critically Endangered

   

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

Accidental

Near Threatened

   

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Sanderling (Calidris alba) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Visitor

Least Concern

Gulls and Terns (Laridae) - 28 species

   

Species in the family Laridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black Noddy (Anous minutus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)

Nester

Least Concern

   

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Unknown

Least Concern

Jaegers (Stercorariidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Stercorariidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)

Accidental

Least Concern

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae) - 13 species

   

Species in the family Columbidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

African Collared-Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Bridled Quail-Dove (Geotrygon mystacea)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Key West Quail-Dove (Geotrygon chrysia) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Plain Pigeon (Patagioenas inornata) There are sounds of this species

Nester

Near Threatened

   

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana) There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Scaly-naped Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Near Threatened

   

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Parrots and Parakeets (Psittacidae) - 11 species

   

Species in the family Psittacidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Hispaniolan Parakeet (Psittacara chloropterus)

Introduced

Vulnerable

   

Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis)

Introduced

Vulnerable

   

Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Critically Endangered

   

Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis)

Introduced

Endangered

   

Red-masked Parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Near Threatened

   

White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

Cuckoos (Cuculidae) - 5 species

   

Species in the family Cuculidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo (Coccyzus vieilloti) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Nester

Least Concern

Barn Owls (Tytonidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Tytonidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Accidental

Least Concern

Owls (Strigidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Strigidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (Megascops nudipes) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Nighthawks and Nightjars (Caprimulgidae) - 5 species

   

Species in the family Caprimulgidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Antillean Nighthawk (Chordeiles gundlachii) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Nightjar (Antrostomus noctitherus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Critically Endangered

   

White-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis cayennensis)

Accidental

Least Concern

Potoos (Nyctibiidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Nyctibiidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis)

Accidental

Least Concern

Swifts (Apodidae) - 5 species

   

Species in the family Apodidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Antillean Palm-Swift (Tachornis phoenicobia)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)

Accidental

Least Concern

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae) - 9 species

   

Species in the family Trochilidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) There are pictures of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugaeus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

Todies (Todidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Todidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Alcedinidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

Accidental

Least Concern

Woodpeckers (Picidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Picidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Woodpecker (Melanerpes portoricensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Visitor

Least Concern

Kingbirds and Flycatchers (Tyrannidae) - 12 species

   

Species in the family Tyrannidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Caribbean Elaenia (Elaenia martinica) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Hispaniolan Pewee (Contopus hispaniolensis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Lesser Antillean Pewee (Contopus latirostris) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Flycatcher (Myiarchus antillarum) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)

Unknown

Least Concern

Swallows (Hirundinidae) - 9 species

   

Species in the family Hirundinidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Cuban Martin (Progne cryptoleuca)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Purple Martin (Progne subis) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

Crows (Corvidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Corvidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

White-necked Crow (Corvus leucognaphalus)

Unknown

Vulnerable

Wheatear (Muscicapidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Muscicapidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Accidental

Least Concern

Thrushs (Turdidae) - 7 species

   

Species in the family Turdidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) There are pictures of this species

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli)

Visitor

Vulnerable

   

Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) There are pictures of this species

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Accidental

Least Concern

Mockingbird and Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Mimidae) - 3 species

   

Species in the family Mimidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Waxwing (Bombycillidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Bombycillidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Accidental

Least Concern

Warblers (Parulidae) - 37 species

   

Species in the family Parulidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Adelaide's Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Vulnerable

   

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Elfin-woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Vulnerable

   

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)

Visitor

Near Threatened

   

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

Bananaquit (Coerebidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Coerebidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Starlings (Sturnidae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Sturnidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Introduced

Least Concern

Vireos (Vireonidae) - 6 species

   

Species in the family Vireonidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

Visitor

Least Concern

Tanager and Spindalis (Thraupidae) - 4 species

   

Species in the family Thraupidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Nester

Least Concern

   

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)

Accidental

Least Concern

Sparrows (Emberizidae) - 12 species

   

Species in the family Emberizidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Unknown

Near Threatened

   

Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

Dickcissel and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Cardinalidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Cardinalidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

Orioles and Blackbirds (Icteridae) - 11 species

   

Species in the family Icteridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Audubon's Oriole (Icterus graduacauda)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) There are pictures of this species

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Visitor

Least Concern

   

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

Unknown

Least Concern

   

Puerto Rican Oriole (Icterus portoricensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Least Concern

   

Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Troupial (Icterus icterus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) There are pictures of this species

Accidental

Least Concern

   

Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Endemic

Endangered

Siskin and Euphonia (Fringillidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Fringillidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Antillean Euphonia (Euphonia musica) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Nester

Least Concern

   

Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus)

Introduced

Endangered

House Sparrow (Passeridae) - 1 species

   

Species in the family Passeridae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

Bishops (Ploceidae) - 2 species

   

Species in the family Ploceidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

Waxbill and other Sparrows (Estrildidae) - 8 species

   

Species in the family Estrildidae

Status in PR

Conservation status

   

Bronze Mannikin (Spermestes cucullata) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Vulnerable

   

Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda) There are pictures of this species There are sounds of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) There are pictures of this species

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)

Introduced

Least Concern

   

Tricolored Munia (Lonchura malacca)

Introduced

Least Concern


The species list of birds for Puerto Rico is based on the Catálogo de aves de Puerto Rico (PDF) by SOPI.


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