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BIRD SPECIES
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The following birds have been sighted at the sanctuary. Common names are listed, if known.

Click on a link below to go directly to a specific group of birds, or scroll down the page to see them all.

Boobies
Cardinals/Grossbeaks
Cuckoos
Doves
Falcons
Flycatchers
Frigate Birds
Gallinules
Gannets
Gulls
Herons
Hummingbirds
Mockingbirds/Thrashers
Nightjars
Orioles
Pelicans
Petrels
Sparrows
Swallows
Swifts
Tanagers
Teals
Terns
Thrushes
Vireos
Warblers
Woodpeckers

Booby List

Boobies
Common Name Scientific Name
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

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Cardinal/Grossbeak List

Cardinals, Grossbeaks, and Allies
Common Name Scientific Name
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

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Cuckoo List

Cuckoos
Common Name Scientific Name
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

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Dove List

Doves
Common Name Scientific Name
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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Falcon List

Falcons
Common Name Scientific Name
Merlin Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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Flycatcher List

Flycatchers
Common Name Scientific Name
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

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Frigate Bird List

Frigate Birds
Common Name Scientific Name
Magnificent Frigate Bird Fregata magnificens

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Gallinule List

Gallinules
Common Name Scientific Name
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica

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Gannet List

Gannet
Common Name Scientific Name
Northern Gannet
Juvenile Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
(juvenile)
Morus bassanus

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Gull List

Gulls
Common Name Scientific Name
Laughing Gull Larus atricillia .
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Royal Tern Sterna maxima

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Heron List

Herons
Common Name Scientific Name
Great Egret Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides striatus

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Hummingbird List

Hummingbirds
Common Name Scientific Name
Hummingbird sp.  

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Mockingbird/Thrasher List

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies
Common Name Scientific Name
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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Nightjar List

Nightjars
Common Name Scientific Name
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

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Oriole List

Orioles
Common Name Scientific Name

Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula)
(female)

Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

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Pelican List

Pelicans
Common Name Scientific Name
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

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Petrel List

Petrels
Common Name Scientific Name
Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus

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Sparrow List

Sparrows
Common Name Scientific Name
Sparrow sp.  

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Swallow List

Swallows
Common Name Scientific Name
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota
Bank Swallow
Bank swallow (small black and white bird) sitting on a boat railing in the sanctuary
Riparia riparia

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Swift List

Swifts
Common Name Scientific Name
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

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Tanager List

Tanagers
Common Name Scientific Name
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet tanager (small red and black bird) sitting on a boat railing in the sanctuary
Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager Pirangra rubra

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Teal List

Teals
Common Name Scientific Name
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors

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Tern List

Terns
Common Name Scientific Name
Brown Noddy
Brown noddy tern standing on a woman's arm.
Anous stolidus

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Thrush List

Thrushes
Common Name Scientific Name
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus

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Vireo List

Vireos
Common Name Scientific Name
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

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Warbler List

Warblers
Common Name Scientific Name
Warbler sp.
warbler
 
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronate
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechial
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Black and White Warbler Minotilta varia
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Northern Parula Parula Americana
Ovenbird Seiurus surocapillus
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

Setophaga caerulescens
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina

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Woodpecker List

Woodpeckers
Common Name Scientific Name
Woodpecker sp.  

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Download a List of Bird Species (18kb pdf) found in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.


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