Bird Check List

 Taxonomic arrangement names follow The A.O.U. Checklist of North American Birds, 7th edition, 1998, and Supplements.

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  • Tinamiformes
    • Tinamidae
      • Tinamus major: Great Tinamou
      • Crypturellus soui: Little Tinamou
      • Crypturellus cinnamomeus: Thicket Tinamou
      • Crypturellus boucardi: Slaty-breasted Tinamou
  • Podicipediformes
    • Podicipedidae
      • Tachybaptus dominicus: Least Grebe
      • Podilymbus podiceps: Pied-billed Grebe
  • Pelicaniformes
    • Pelecanidae
      • Pelecanus occidentalis: Brown Pelican
    • Phalacrocoracidae
      • Phalacrocorax brasilianus: Neotropic Cormorant
    • Anhingidae
      • Anhinga anhinga: Anhinga
  • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
      • Tigrisoma mexicanum: Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
      • Ardea herodias: Great Blue Heron
      • Ardea alba: Great Egret
      • Egretta thula: Snowy Egret
      • Egretta caerulea: Little Blue Heron
      • Bubulcus ibis: Cattle Egret
      • Butorides virescens: Green Heron
      • Nyctanassa violacea: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
      • Cochlearius cochlearius: Boat-billed Heron
    • Threskiornithidae
      • Ajaia ajaja: Roseate Spoonbill
    • Ciconiidae
      • Mycteria americana: Wood Stork
    • Cathartidae
      • Coragyps atratus: Black Vulture
      • Carthartes aura: Turkey Vulture
      • Sarcoramphus papa: King Vulture
  • Anseriformes
    • Anatidae
      • Dendrocygna autumnalis: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
      • Anas discors: Blue-winged Teal
  • Falconiformes
    • Accipitridae
      • Pandion haliaetus: Osprey
      • Chondrohierax uncinatus: Hook-billed Kite
      • Elanoides forficatus: Swallow-tailed Kite
      • Elanus leucurus: White-tailed Kite
      • Harpagus bidentatus: Double-toothed Kite
      • Ictinia plumbea: Plumbeous Kite
      • Accipiter striatus: Sharp-shinned Hawk
      • Accipter cooperi: Cooper’s Hawk
      • Leucopternis albicollis: White Hawk
      • Asturnia nitida: Gray Hawk
      • Buteogallus anthracinus: Common Black-Hawk
      • Buteogallus urubitinga: Great Black-Hawk
      • Buteo magnirostris: Roadside Hawk
      • Buteo brachyurus: Short-tailed Hawk
      • Spizastur melanoleucus: Balck-and-white Hawk-Eagle
      • Spizaetus tyrannus: Black Hawk-Eagle
      • Spizaetus ornatus: Ornate Hawk-Eagle
    • Falconidae
      • Micrastur ruficollis: Barred Forest-Falcon
      • Micrastur semitorquatus: Collared Forest-Falcon
      • Herpetotheres cachinnans: Laughing Falcon
      • Falco sparverius: American Kestrel
      • Falco rufigularis: Bat Falcon
      • Falco deiroleucus: Orange-breasted Falcon
      • Falco peregrinus: Peregrine Falcon
  • Galliformes
    • Cracidae
      • Ortalis vetula: Plain Chachalaca
      • Penelope purpurascens: Crested Guan
    • Odontophoridae
      • Odontophorus guttatus: Spotted Wood-Quail
      • Dactylortyx thoracicus: Singing Quail
  • Gruiformes
    • Rallidae
      • Laterallus ruber: Ruddy Crake
      • Aramides cajanea: Gray necked Wood-Rail
      • Porzana carolina: Sora
      • Porphyrula martinica: Purple Gallinule
      • Gallinula chloropus: Common Moorhen
      • Fulica americana: American Coot
    • Heliornithidae
      • Heliornis fulica: Sungrebe
    • Aramidae
      • Aramus guarauna: Limpkin
  • Charadiiformes
    • Charadriidae
      • Charadrius vociferus: Killdeer
    • Recurvirostridae
      • Himantopus mexicanus: Black-necked Stilt
    • Jacanidae
      • Jacana spinosa: Northern Jacana
    • Scolopacidae
      • Tringa melanoleuca: Greater Yellowlegs
      • Tringa flavipes: Lesser Yellowlegs
      • Tringa solitaria: Solitary Sandpiper
      • Actitis macularia: Spotted Sandpiper
  • Columbiformes
    • Columbidae
      • Columba livia: Rock Dove
      • Columba cayennensis: Pale-vented Pigeon
      • Columba speciosa: Scaled Pigeon
      • Columba flavirostris: Red-billed Pigeon
      • Columba nigrirostris: Short-billed Pigeon
      • Columbina talpacoti: Ruddy Ground-Dove
      • Claravis pretiosa: Blue Ground-Dove
      • Leptotila verreauxi: White-tipped Dove
      • Leptotila rufaxilla: Gray-fronted Dove
      • Leptotila cassini: Gray-chested Dove
      • Geotrygon montana: Ruddy Quail-Dove
  • Psittaciformes
    • Psittacidae
      • Aratinga nana: Olive-throated Parakeet
      • Pionopsitta haematotis: Brown-hooded Parrot
      • Pionus senilis: White-crowned Parrot
      • Amazona albifrons: White-fronted Parrot
      • Amazona autumnalis: Red-lored Parrot
      • Amazona farinosa: Mealy Parrot
      • Amazona oratrix: Yellow-headed Parrot
  • Cuculiformes
    • Cuculidae
      • Coccyzuz americanus: Yellow-billed Cuckoo
      • Piaya cayana: Squirrel Cuckoo
      • Tapera naevia: Striped Cuckoo
      • Dromococcyx phasianellus: Pheasant Cuckoo
      • Crotophaga sulcirostris: Groove-billed Ani
  • Strigiformes
    • Tytonidae
      • Tyto alba: Barn Owl
    • Strigidae
      • Otus guatemalae: Vermiculated Screech-Owl
      • Pulsatrix perspicillata: Spectacled Owl
      • Glaucidium griseiceps: Central American Pygmy-Owl
      • Glaucidium brasilianum: Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
      • Ciccaba virgata: Mottled Owl
      • Ciccaba nigrolineata: Black-and-white Owl
  • Caprimulgiformes
    • Caprimulgidae
      • Nyctidromus albicollis: Common Pauraque
      • Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus: Yucatan Poorwill
      • Caprimulgus carolinensis: Chuck-will’s-widow
      • Caprimulgus badius: Yucatan Nightjar
    • Nyctibiidae
      • Nyctibius jamaicensis: Northern Potoo
  • Apodiformes
    • Apodidae
      • Streptoprocne zonaris: White-collared Swift
      • Chaetura vauxi: Vaux’s Swift
      • Panyptila cayennensis: Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
    • Trochilidae
      • Phaethornis longirostris: Long-billed Hermit
      • Phaethornis striigularis: Stripe-throated Hermit
      • Campylopeterus curvipennis: Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
      • Florisuga mellivora: White-necked Jacobin
      • Anthracothorax prevostii: Green-breasted Mango
      • Chlorostilbon canivetti: Canivet’s Emerald
      • Amazilia candida: White-bellied Emerald
      • Amazilia tzacatl: Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
      • Archilochus colubris: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Trogoniformes
    • Trogonidae
      • Trogon melanocephalus: Black-headed Trogon
      • Trogon violaceus: Violaceous Trogon
      • Trogon collaris: Collared Trogon
      • Trogon massena: Slaty-tailed Trogon
  • Coraciiformes
    • Momotidae
      • Momotus momota: Blue-crowned Motmot
    • Alcedinidae
      • Ceryle torquata: Ringed Kingfisher
      • Ceryle alcyon: Belted Kingfisher
      • Chloroceryle amazona: Amazon Kingfisher
      • Chloroceryle americana: Green Kingfisher
      • Chloroceryle aenea: American Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Piciformes
    • Bucconidae
      • Notharchus macrorhynchos: White-necked Puffbird
      • Malacoptila panamensis: White-whiskered Puffbird
    • Galbulidae
      • Galbula ruficauda: Rufous-tailed Jacamar
    • Ramphastidae
      • Aulacorhynchus prasinus: Emerald Toucanet
      • Pteroglossus torquatus: Collared Aracari
      • Ramphastos sulfuratos: Keel-billed Toucan
  • Picidae
    • Melanerpes pucherani: Black-cheeked Woodpecker
    • Melanerpes aurifrons: Golden-fronted Woodpecker
    • Sphyrapicus varius: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    • Veniliornis fumigatus: Smoky-brown Woodpecker
    • Piculus rubiginosus: Golden-olive Woodpecker
    • Dryocopus lineatus: Lineated Woodpecker
    • Campephilus guatemalensis: Pale billed Woodpecker
  • Passeriformes
    • Furnariidae
      • Synallaxis erythrothorax: Rufous-breasted Spinetail
      • Automolus ochrolaemus: Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
      • Xenops minutus: Plain Xenops
    • Dendrocolaptidae
      • Dendrocincla anabatina: Tawny-winged Woodcreeper
      • Dendrocincla homochroa: Ruddy Woodcreeper
      • Sittasomus griseicapillus: Olivaceous Woodcreeper
      • Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus: Strong-billed Woodcreeper
      • Xiphorhynchus flavigaster: Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
  • Thamnophilidae
    • Taraba major: Great Antshrike
    • Thamnophilus doliatus: Barred Antshrike
    • Microrhopias quixensis: Dot-winged Antwren
    • Cercomacra tyrannina: Dusky Antbird
  • Formicariidae
    • Formicarius analis: Black-faced Antthrush
  • Tyrannidae
    • Ornithion semiflavum: Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet
    • Myiopagis viridicata: Greenish Elaenia
    • Elaenia flavogaster: Yellow-bellied Elaenia
    • Mionectes oleaginous: Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
    • Leptopogon amaurocephalus: Sepia-capped Flycatcher
    • Oncostoma cinereigulare: Northern Bentbill
    • Poecilotriccus sylvia: Slate-headed Tody-flycatcher
    • Todirostrum cinereum: Common Tody-Flycatcher
    • Rhynchocyclus brevirostris: Eye-ringed Flatbill
    • Tolmomyias sulphurescens: Yellow-olive Flycatcher
    • Onychorhynchus coronatus: Royal Flycatcher
    • Myiobius sulphureipygius: Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
    • Contopus cooperi: Olive-sided Flycatcher
    • Contopus virens: Eastern Wood-Wewee
    • Contopus cinereus: Tropical Pewee
    • Empidonax flaviventris: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
    • Empidonax albigularis: White-throated Flycatcher
    • Empidonax minimus: Least Flycatcher
    • Sayornis nigricans: Black Phoebe
    • Pyrocephalus rubinus: Vermilion Flycatcher
    • Attila spadiceus: Bright-rumped Attila
    • Myiarchus tuberculifer: Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    • Myiarchus crinitus: Great-crested Flycatcher
    • Myiarchus tyrannulus: Brown-crested Flycatcher
    • Pitangus sulphuratus: Great Kiskadee
    • Megarynchus pitangua: Boat-billed Flycatcher
    • Myiozetetes similis: Social Flycatcher
    • Myiodynastes maculatus: Streaked Flycatcher
    • Myiodynastes luteiventris: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
    • Legatus leucophaius: Piratic Flycatcher
    • Tyrannus melancholicus: Tropical Kingbird
    • Tyrannus couchii: Couch’s Kingbird
    • Tyrannus tyrannus: Eastern Kingbird
    • Tyrannus savanna: Fork tailed flycatcher
  • Genera incertae sedis
    • Pachyramphus cinnamomeus: Cinnamon Becard
    • Pachyramphus major: Gray-collared Becard
    • Pachyramphus aglaiae: Rose-throated Becard
    • Tityra semifasciata: Masked Tityra
    • Tityra inquisitor: Black-crowned Tityra
  • Cotingidae
    • Cotinga amabilis: Lovely Cotinga
  • Pipridae
    • Manacus candei: White-collared Manakin
    • Pipra mentalis: Red-capped Manikin
  • Vireonidae
    • Vireo griseus: White-eyed Vireo
    • Vireo pallens: Mangrove vireo
    • Vireo flavifrons: Yellow-throated Vireo
    • Vireo philadelphicus: Philadelphia Vireo
    • Vireo olivaceus: Red-eyed Vireo
    • Vireo flavoviridis: Yellow-green Vireo
    • Hylophilus decurtatus: Lesser Greenlet
  • Corvidae
    • Cyanocorax yncas: Green Jay
    • Cyanocorax morio: Brown Jay
  • Hirundinidae
    • Progne subis: Purple Martin
    • Progne chalybea: Gray-breasted Martin
    • Tachycineta albilinea: Mangrove Swallow
    • Stelgidopteryx serripennis: Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    • Riparia riparia: Bank Swallow
    • Petrochelidon pyrrhonota: Cliff Swallow
    • Hirundo rustica: Barn Swallow
  • Troglodytidae
    • Campylorhynchus zonatus: Band-Backed Wren
    • Thryothorus maculipectus: Spot-Breasted Wren
    • Thryothorus ludovicianus: Carolina Wren
    • Thyrothorus modestus: Plain Wren
    • Troglodytes aedon: House Wren
    • Uropsila leucogastra: White-bellied Wren
    • Henicorhina leucosticta: White-breasted Wood-Wren
    • Microcerculus philomela: Nightingale Wren
  • Sylviidae
    • Ramphocaenus melanurus: Long-billed Gnatwren
    • Polioptila caerulea: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Turdidae
    • Myadestes unicolor: Slate-colored Solitaire
    • Catharus ustulatus: Swainson’s Thrush
    • Hylocichla mustelina: Wood Thrush
    • Turdus grayi: Clay-colored Robin
    • Turdus assimilis: White-throated Robin
  • Mimidae
    • Dumetella carolinensis: Gray Catbird
    • Mimus gilvus: Tropical Mockingbird
  • Bombycillidae
    • Bombycilla cedrorum: Cedar Waxwing
  • Parulidae
    • Vermivora pinus: Blue-winged Warbler
    • Vermivora chrysoptera: Golden-winged Warbler
    • Vermivora peregrina: Tennessee Warbler
    • Parula americana: Northern Parula
    • Dendroica petechia: Yellow Warbler
    • Dendroica pensylvanica: Chestnut-siDed Warbler
    • Dendroica magnolia: Magnolia Warbler
    • Dendroica coronata: Yellow-rumped Warbler
    • Dendroica virens: Black-throated Green Warbler
    • Dendroica dominica: Yellow-throated Warbler
    • Dendroica palmarum: Palm Warbler
    • Mniotilta varia: Black-and-white Warbler
    • Setophaga ruticilla: American Redstart
    • Helmitheros verimivorus: Worm-eating Warbler
    • Seiurus aurocapillus: Ovenbird
    • Seiurus noveboracensis: Northern Watherthrush
    • Seiurus motacilla: Louisiana Waterthrush
    • Oporornis formosus: Kentucky Warbler
    • Geothlypsis trichas: Common Yellowthroat
    • Geothlypsis poliocephala: Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
    • Wilsonia citrina: Hooded Warbler
    • Icteria virens: Yellow-breasted Chat
    • Granatellus sallaei: Gray-throated Chat
  • Coerebidae
    • Coereba flaveola: Bananaquit
  • Thraupidae
    • Eucometis penicillata: Gray-headed Tanager
    • Habia rubica: Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
    • Habia fuscicauda: Red-throated Ant-Tanager
    • Piranga rubra: Summer Tanager
    • Piranga olivacea: Scarlet Tanager
    • Piranga ludoviciana: Western Tanager
    • Piranga leucoptera: White-winged Tanager
    • Ramphocelus sanguinolentus: Crimson-collared Tanager
    • Ramphocelus passerinii: Passerini’s Tanager
    • Thraupis episcopus: Blue-gray Tanager
    • Thraupis abbas: Yellow-winged Tanager
    • Euphonia affinis: Scrub Euphonia
    • Euphonia hirundinacea: Yellow-throated Euphonia
    • Euphonia gouldi: Olive-backed Euphonia
    • Tangara larvata: Golden-hooded Tanager
    • Chlorophanes spiza: Green Honeycreeper
    • Cyanerpes cyaneus: Red-legged Honeycreeper
  • Emberizidae
    • Volatinia jacarina: Blue-black Grassquit
    • Sporophila americana: Variable Seedeater
    • Sporophila torqueola: While-collared Seedeater
    • Oryzoborus funereus: Thick-billed Seed-Finch
    • Tiaris olivacea: Yellow-faced Grassquit
    • Arremon aurantiirostris: Orange-billed Sparrow
    • Arremonops rufivirgatus: Olive Sparrow
    • Arremonops chloronotus: Green-backed Sparrow
  • Cardinalidae
    • Saltator coerulescens: Grayish Saltator
    • Saltator maximus: Buff-throated Saltator
    • Saltator atriceps: Black-headed Saltator
    • Cardinals cardinalis: Northern Cardinal
    • Pheucticus ludovicianus: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    • Cyanocompsa cyanoides: Blue-black Grosbeak
    • Cyanocompsa parellina: Blue Bunting
    • Guiraca caerulea: Blue Grosbeak
    • Passerina cyanea: Indigo Bunting
    • Passerina ciris: Painted Bunting
  • Icteridae
    • Sturnella magna: Eastern Meadowlark
    • Dives dives: Melodious Blackbird
    • Quiscalus mexicanus: Great-tailed Grackle
    • Molothrus aeneus: Bronzed Cowbird
    • Scaphidura oryzivora: Giant Cowbird
    • Icterus prosthemelas: Black-cowled Oriole
    • Icterus spurius: Orchard Oriole
    • Icterus cucullatus: Hooded Oriole
    • Icterus chrysater: Yellow-backed Oriole
    • Icterus mesomelas: Yellow-tailed Oriole
    • Icterus galbula: Baltimore Oriole
    • Amblycercus holosericeus: Yellow-billed Cacique
    • Psarocolius wagleri: Chestnut-headed Oropendola
    • Psarocolius montezuma: Montezuma Oropendola