Species List:


Waterbird Species Included in the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan

Species Arranged by S/M # = Sibley & Monroe’s numbering system. (Monroe Jr., Burt L. and Charles G. Sibley. 1993. A World Checklist of Birds. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT). AOU # = American Ornithologists’ Union numbering system. (AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American Birds. 7th edition. American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C. — = AOU numbering system has been discontinued, number not assigned.*=Accidental or casual in Plan area.

FamilyS/M #AOU #Scientific NameEnglish Name
     
Eurypygidae2745Eurypyga heliasSunbittern
Gruidae2777206Grus canadensisSandhill Crane
 2781206.1Grus grus*Common Crane
 2783204Grus americanaWhooping Crane
Aramidae2786207Aramus guaraunaLimpkin
Heliornithidae2789Heliornis fulicaSungrebe
Rallidae2811Micropygia schomburgkii*Ocellated Crake
 2825Laterallus ruberRuddy Crake
 2826Laterallus albigularisWhite-throated Crake
 2827Laterallus exilisGray-breasted Crake
 2828216Laterallus jamicensisBlack Rail
 2841Gallirallus philippensisBuff-banded Rail
 2843Gallirallus owstoniGuam Rail
 2850211Rallis longirosterisClapper Rail
 2851208Rallus elegansKing Rail
 2853212Rallus limicolaVirginia Rail
 2864Crex crex*Corn Crake
 2869Aramides axillarisRufous-necked Wood-Rail
 2870Aramides cajaneaGray-necked Wood-Rail
 2875Amaurolimnas concolorUniform Crake
 2891214Porzana carolinaSora
 2889Porzana porzana*Spotted Crake
 2897Porzana tabuensisSpotless Crake
 2900Porzana flaviventerYellow-breasted Crake
 2901Porzana cinerea*White-browed Crake
 2903Cyanolimnas cerveraiZapata Rail
 2904Neocrex colombianusColombian Crake
 2905217.1Neocrex erythropsPaint-billed Crake
 2906212.2Pardirallus maculatusSpotted Rail
 2913Porphyrio porphyrioPurple Swamphen
 2917218Porphyrio martinicaPurple Gallinule
 29184081Porphyrula flavirostris*Azure Gallinule
 2922219Gallinula chloropusCommon Moorhen
 2929220Fulica atra*Eurasian Coot (Common)
 2930220.1Fulica aliaHawaiian Coot
 2931221Fulica americanaAmerican Coot
 2932221.1Fulica caribaeaCaribbean Coot
Laridae317935Stercorarius skuaGreat Skua
 318335.2Stercorarius maccormickiSouth Polar Skua
 318436Stercorarius pomarinusPomarine Jaeger
 318537Stercorarius parasiticusParasitic Jaeger
 318638Stercorarius longicaudusLong-tailed Jaeger
 318780Rynchops nigerBlack Skimmer
 319254.2Larus belcheri*Band-tailed Gull
 319454.1Larus crassirostris*Black-tailed Gull
 3195Larus modestus*Gray Gull
 3195.1Larus cachinnans*Yellow-legged Gull
 319657Larus heermanniHeermann’s Gull
 319955Larus canusMew Gull
 320154Larus delawarensisRing-billed Gull
 320253Larus californicusCalifornia Gull
 320347Larus marinusGreat Black-backed Gull
 320544Larus glaucescensGlaucous-winged Gull
 320649Larus occidentalisWestern Gull
 320749.1Larus livensYellow-footed Gull
 320842Larus hyperboreusGlaucous Gull
 320943Larus glaucoidesIceland Gull
 3209.143.1Larus thayeriThayer’s Gull
 321051Larus argentatusHerring Gull
 321248Larus schistisagusSlaty-backed Gull
 321450Larus fuscusLesser Black-backed Gull
 322355.1Larus ridibundusBlack-headed Gull
 322560Larus philadelphiaBonaparte’s Gull
 323158Larus atricillaLaughing Gull
 323259Larus pipixcanFranklin’s Gull
 323360.1Larus minutusLittle Gull
 323439Pagophila eburneaIvory Gull
 323561Rhodostethia roseaRoss’s Gull
 323662Xema sabiniSabine’s Gull
 323840Rissa tridactylaBlack-legged Kittiwake
 323941Rissa brevirostrisRed-legged Kittiwake
 324063Sterna niloticaGull-billed Tern
 324164Sterna caspiaCaspian Tern
 324365Sterna maximaRoyal Tern
 324466Sterna elegansElegant Tern
 324665.2Sterna bergiiGreat Crested Tern
 324867Sterna sandvicensisSandwich Tern
 324972Sterna dougalliiRoseate Tern
 325370Sterna hirundoCommon Tern
 325471Sterna paradisaeaArctic Tern
 325769Sterna forsteriForster’s Tern
 325974.1Sterna albifronsLittle Tern
 326174Sterna antillarumLeast Tern
 3262Sterna superciliaris*Yellow-billed Tern
 326873Sterna aleuticaAleutian Tern
 326976.1Sterna lunataGray-backed Tern
 327076Sterna anaethetusBridled Tern
 327175Sterna fuscataSooty Tern
 3273Chlidonias hybridus*Whiskered Tern
 327478Chlidonias leucopterus*White-winged Tern
 327577Chlidonias nigerBlack Tern
 3276 Phaetusa simplex*Large-billed Tern
 327779Anous stolidusBrown Noddy
 327879.1Anous minutusBlack Noddy
 328079.2Procelsterna ceruleaBlue-gray Noddy
 328179.3Gygis albaWhite Tern
 3283Larosterna inca*Inca Tern
Alcidae3283.1Brachyramphus perdix*Long-billed Murrelet
 328434Alle alleDovekie
 328530Uria aalgeCommon Murre
 328631Uria lomviaThick-billed Murre
 328732Alca tordaRazorbill
 328927Cepphus grylleBlack Guillemot
 329029Cepphus columbaPigeon Guillemot
 329223Brachyramphus marmoratusMarbled Murrelet
 329324Brachyramphus brevirostrisKittlitz’s Murrelet
 329425Synthliboramphus hypoleucusXantus’s Murrelet
 329526Synthliboramphus craveriCraveri’s Murrelet
 329621Synthliboramphus antiquusAncient Murrelet
 329816Ptychoramphus aleuticusCassin’s Auklet
 329917Aethia psittaculaParakeet Auklet
 330018Aethia cristatellaCrested Auklet
 330119Aethia pygmaeaWhiskered Auklet
 330220Aethia pusillaLeast Auklet
 330315Cerorhinca monocerataRhinocerous Auklet
 330413Fratercula arcticaAtlantic Puffin
 330514Fratercula corniculataHorned Puffin
 330612Fratercula cirrhataTufted Puffin
Accipitridae3331330Rostrhamus sociabilisSnail Kite
Podicipedidae36155Tachybaptus dominicusLeast Grebe
 36166Podilymbus podicepsPied-billed Grebe
 36212Podiceps grisegenaRed-necked Grebe
 36233Podiceps AuritusHorned Grebe
 36244Podiceps nigricollisEared Grebe
 36291Aechmophorus occidentalisWestern Grebe
 36301.1Aechmophorus clarkiiClark’s Grebe
Phaethonitidae3631113Phaethon aethereusRed-billed Tropicbird
 3632113.1Phaethon rubricaudaRed-tailed Tropicbird
 3633112Phaethon lepturusWhite-tailed Tropicbird
Sulidae3635117Morus bassanusNorthern Gannet
 3638114.1Sula nebouxiiBlue-footed Booby
 3639Sula variegata*Peruvian Booby
 3640114Sula dactylatraMasked Booby
 3640.1Sula grantiNazca Booby
 3641116Sula sulaRed-footed Booby
 3642115Sula leucogasterBrown Booby
Anhingidae3643118Anhinga anhingaAnhinga
Phalacrocoracidae3653122Phalacrocorax penicillatusBrandt’s Cormorant
 3657121Phalacrocorax brasilianusNeotropic Cormorant
 3658120Phalacrocorax auritusDouble-crested Cormorant
 3662119Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
 3678124Phalacrocorax urileRed-faced Cormorant
 3679123Phalacrocorax pelagicusPelagic Cormorant
Ardeidae3685198Egretta rufescensReddish Egret
 3688199Egretta tricolorTricolored Heron
 3690200Egretta caeruleaLittle Blue Heron
 3691196.1Egretta garzetta*Little Egret
 3692197.1Egretta gularisWestern Reef-Heron
 3694197Egretta thulaSnowy Egret
 3695196.2Egretta eulophotes*Chinese Egret
 3697Pilherodius pileatusCapped Heron
 3698195Ardea cinerea*Gray Heron
 3699194Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron
 3700Ardea cocoiCocoi Heron
 3709196Ardea albaGreat Egret
 3711200.1Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret
 37181014.1Butorides striatusStriated Heron
 3719201Butorides virescensGreen Heron
 3721Agamia agamiAgami Heron
 3722203Nyctanassa violaceaYellow-crowned Night-Heron
 3723202Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night-Heron
 3729Cochlearius cochleariusBoat-billed Heron
 3730Tigrisoma mexicanumBare-throated Tiger-Heron
 3731Tigrisoma fasciatumFasciated Tiger-Heron
 3732Tigrisoma lineatumRufescent Tiger-Heron
 3738Ixobrychus sinensisYellow Bittern*
 3740191Ixobrychus exilisLeast Bittern
 3745190Botaurus lentiginosusAmerican Bittern
 3746Botaurus pinnatusPinnated Bittern
Phoenicopteridae3750182Phoenicopterus ruberGreater Flamingo
Threskiornithidae3755184Eudocimus albusWhite Ibis
 3756185Eudocimus ruberScarlet Ibis
 3758186Plegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis
 3759187Plegadis chihiWhite-faced Ibis
 3763Theristicus caudatus*Buff-necked Ibis
 3766Mesembrinibis cayennesisGreen Ibis
 3787183Platalea ajajaRoseate Spoonbill
Pelecanidae3794125Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White Pelican
 3795126Pelecanus occidentalisBrown Pelican
Ciconiidae3804188Mycteria americanaWood Stork
 3819189Jabiru mycteriaJabiru
Fregatidae3823128Fregata magnificensMagnificent Frigatebird
 3825128.1Fregata minorGreat Frigatebird
 3826128.2Fregata arielLesser Frigatebird
 3826128.2Fregata arielLesser Frigatebird
Gaviidae384511Gavia stellataRed-throated Loon
 384610Gavia arcticaArctic Loon
 384710Gavia pacificaPacific Loon
 38487Gavia immerCommon Loon
 38498Gavia adamsiiYellow-billed Loon
Procellariidae385286Fulmarus glacialisNorthern Fulmar
 3860Pterodroma rostrataTahiti Petrel
 3861Pterodroma macgillivrayi*Fiji Petrel
 3863100.2Pterodroma nigripennis*Black-winged Petrel
 3864Pterodroma cervicalisWhite-necked Petrel
 386599Pterodrama inexpectataMottled Petrel
 386699.1Pterodroma hypoleucaBonin Petrel
 3867Pterodroma leucopteraWhite-winged Petrel
 386898.3Pterodroma cookiiCook’s Petrel
 3872Pterodroma longirostris*Stejneger’s Petrel
 387398.8Pterodroma albaPhoenix Petrel
 387498.6Pterodroma arminjonianaHerald Petrel
 387598.5Pterodroma sandwichensisHawaiian Petrel
 387798.4Pterodrama neglectaKermadec Petrel
 387898.7Pterodroma externaJuan Fernandez Petrel
 3880100.1Pterodroma ultima*Murphy’s Petrel
 388998.1Pterodroma cahowBermuda Petrel
 389098Pterodroma hasitataBlack-capped Petrel
 3898101Bulweria bulweriiBulwer’s Petrel
 3899101.1Bulweria fallax*Jouanin’s Petrel
 3901Procellaria parkinsoni*Parkinson’s Petrel
 390488Calonectris diomedeaCory’s Shearwater
 390588.1Calonectris leucomelas*Streaked Shearwater
 390696.1Puffinus pacificusWedge-tailed Shearwater
 390796.2Puffinus bulleriBuller’s Shearwater
 390895.1Puffinus carneipesFlesh-footed Shearwater
 390991Puffinus creatopusPink-footed Shearwater
 391089Puffinus gravisGreater Shearwater
 391195Puffinus griseusSooty Shearwater
 391296Puffinus tenuirostrisShort-tailed Shearwater
 391396.3Puffinus nativitatisChristmas Shearwater
 391490Puffinus puffinusManx Shearwater
 391693.2Puffinus auricularis newelliNewell’s Shearwater
 391693.1Puffinus auricularis townsendiTownsend’s Shearwater
 391793Puffinus opisthomelasBlack-vented Shearwater
 392092Puffinus lherminieriAudubon’s Shearwater
 392192.1Puffinus assimilis*Little Shearwater
Diomedeidae392981.1Diomedea exulans*Wandering Albatross
 393382Phoebastria albatrusShort-tailed Albatross
 393481Phoebastria nigripesBlack-footed Albatross
 393582.1Phoebastria immutabilisLaysan Albatross
 393682.2Thalassarche melanophris*Black-browed Albatross
 393782.3Thalassarche cauta*Shy Albatross
 393983Thalassarche chlororhynchos*Yellow-nosed Albatross
 3942Phoebetria palpebrata*Light-mantled Albatross
Hydrobatidae3943109Oceanites oceanicusWilson’s Storm-Petrel
 3946111Pelagodroma marina*White-faced Storm-Petrel
 3949Nesofregetta fuliginosaPolynesian Storm-petrel
 3950104Hydrobates pelagicus*European Storm-Petrel
 3951103Oceanodroma microsomaLeast Storm-Petrel
 3952106.3Oceanodroma tethysWedge-rumped Storm-Petrel
 3953106.2Oceanodroma castroBand-rumped Storm-Petrel
 3954106Oceanodroma leucorhoaLeach’s Storm-Petrel
 3957107.1Oceanodroma tristramiTristram’s Storm-Petrel
 3958Oceanodroma markhami*Markham’s Storm-Petrel
 3960107Oceanodroma melaniaBlack Storm-Petrel
 3961108Oceanodroma homochroaAshy Storm-Petrel
 3963105Oceanodroma furcataFork-tailed Storm-Petrel