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BIRD SPECIES 
OBSERVED AT
GOVARDHAN GARDENS 

&
IN PUERTO RICO


UPDATE 2016 (55 SPECIES)

There are at least 55 bird species residing at or
visiting Govardhan Gardens on a regular basis.

Many of the hundreds of tropical fruit species 
at the farm were planted to support the avian community.

In order to bring these species "alive", I added links
to photographs that were taken at
Govardhan Gardens and around the island.

If you want to read about the ecological importance of
birds, please see the following link: "A Bird Manifesto "

Please contact me in case you would like to
support Govardhan Garden's bird sanctuary.

I am currently also investigating options to start
a private bird sanctuary in the southwest of
Puerto Rico. Please contact me if you would
like to support this important project.

I am also happy to go birding with anyone -
just give me enough advance notice. 

Below this list of birds observed at Govardhan Gardens
you will find a second list of additional species
photographed around the island
(another 160+ species).

LIST #1 -
BIRDS AT
GOVARDHAN GARDENS

COMMON NAME
(ENGLISH, SPANISH)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Green Mango, Zumbador Verde

Anthracothorax viridis

PR Screech Owl , Mucaro Comun

Megasops nudipes

Gray Kingbird, Pitirre

Tyrannus dominicensus

Bananaquit, Reinita Comun

Coereba flaveola

PR Tody, San Pedrito

Todus mexicanus                

PR Oriole, Calandria Icterus portoricensis

Scaly-naped Pigeon ,
Paloma Turca

Patagioenas squamosa                                      

Northern Mockingbird, Ruisenor Mimus polyglottos

Red-tailed Hawk ,
Guaraguao Rojo

Buteo jamaicensis

Lower Antillean Pewee, Bobito

Contopus latirostrus           

White-winged Dove ,
Paloma Aliblanca

Zenaida asiatica

Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Zorzal Pardo

Magarops fuscatus

PR Woodpecker, Carpintero

Melanerpes portoricensis                   

Loggerhead Kingbird, Clerigo

Tyrannus caudifasciatus           

Red-legged Thrush, Zorzal Patirrojo

Turdus plumbeus

PR Lizard Cuckoo, Pajaro Bobo Mayor

Coccyzus vieilotti

American Kestrel, Falcon Comun

Falco sparverius                        

PR Bullfinch, Comename

Laxigilla portoricensis

Antillian Mango, Zumbador Dorado

Anthracothorax dominicus                  

Black-and-white Warbler ,
Reinita Trepadora

Mniotilta varia                    

PR Spindalis, Reina Mora

Spindalis portoricensis        

Black-whiskered Vireo, Julian Chivi

Vireo altilocuus                        

PR Tanager, Llorosa Nesospingus speculiferus

Antillian Euphonia, Jilgero

Euphonia musica

Mangrove Cuckoo ,
Pajaro Bobo Menor

Coccyzu minor                 

Shiny Cowbird, Tordo Lustroso

Molothrus bonariensis                         

PR Emerald, Zumbadorcito de PR

Chlorostilbon maugaeus

Adelaide's Warbler ,
Reinita Mariposera

Dendroica adelaidae

Zenaida Dove, Tortola Cardosantera

Zenaida aurita

African Collored Dove,
Tortola Collarina

Streptopelia roseogrisea

PR Vireo, Bienteveo

Vireo latimeri

PR Flycatcher, Jui

Miarchus antillarum                      

Troupial, Turpial

Icterus icterus            

Greater Antillean Crackle, Mozambique

Quiscalus niger          

Black-faced Grassquit, Gorrion Negro

Tiaris bicolor

Nutmeg Mannikin, Gorrion Canela

Lonchura punctulata

Orange-cheecked Waxbill, Veterano

Estrilda melpoda

Yellow-faced Grassquit,
Gorrion Barba Amarilla

Tiaris olivaceus

Merlin, Falcon Migratorio

Falco columbarius                       

Bronze Nutmeg Mannikin, Diablito

Lonchura cucullata                   

Smooth-billed Ani, Judio

Crotophago ani                

Northern Parula, Reinita Pechidorada

Parula americana

White-winged Parakeet ,
Periquito Aliblanco

Brotogeris versicolorus

Ovenbird, Pizpita Dorada

Seiurus aurocapilla

Pin-tailed Wydah, Viuda Colicinta

Vidua macroura

Ruddy Quail Dove ,
Paloma Perdiz Rojiza

Geotrygon montana

Common Ground Dove, Rolita Columbina passerina

Mourning Dove, Tortola Rabilarga

Zenaida macroura             

Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Reinita Azul

Dendroica caerulescens

Short-eared Owl, Mucaro Real

Asio flammeus

Turkey Vulture, Aura Tinosa

Cathartes aura

Venezuelan Troupial, Turpial Icterus Icterus

Cave Swallow, Golondrina de Cuevas

      Petrochelidon fulva  

Barn Swallow, Golondrina Horquillada

 Hirundo rustica

Prairie Warbler, Reinita Galana

Dendroica discolor 

American Redstart, Candelita

Setophaga ruticilla 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

LIST #2 -
 BIRD SPECIES 
OBSERVED
IN PUERTO RICO

Over 350 species of birds have been observed
around the island. 17 of these species are endemic,
and thus permanent residents.

On my own, I wouldn't have found much time and
sufficient drive to go around the island to
systematically photograph birds.
Fortunately,
I was lucky to get the help of a dedicated
bird photographer, Paco Moll, who showed me
many of the most prominent birding spots.

I hope you will enjoy the links to pictures of these additional
species mostly found in the southwest of the island.

I will keep updating this list regularly.

 

 


COMMON NAME
(ENGLISH, SPANISH)


SCIENTIFIC NAME

Magnificent Frigate Bird, Tijereta

Fregeta magnificens          

Brown Pelican, Pelicano Pardo

Pelecanus occidentalis   

Great Egret, Garza Real

Ardea alba

Snowy Egret, Garza Blanca

Egretta thula

Little Blue Heron, Garza Azul

Egretta caerulea

Yellow crowned Night Heron,
Yaboa Comun
Nyctanassa violacea

Glossy Ibis, Ibis Lustroso

Plegadis falcinellus

Turkey Vulture, Aura Tinosa

Cathartes aura

Osprey, Aguila Pescadora

Pandion haliateus

Clapper Rail, Pollo de Mangle Rallus longirostrus
Purple Gallinule, Gallareta Azul Porphyria martinica

Black-bellied Plover,
Chorlito Cabezon

Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover,
Chorlito Acollarado

Charadrius semipalmatus

Black-necked Stilt, Viuda

Himantopus mexicanus

Spotted Sandpiper, Playero Coleador

Actitis macularius        

Ruddy Turnstone, Playero Turco

Arenaria interpes         

Royal Tern, Charran Real Thalasseus maximus

Rock Pigeon, Paloma Domestica

Columba livia   

Short-eared Owl, Mucaro Real

Asio flammeus

Common Ground Dove, Rolita

Columbina passerina

Yellow Warbler, Canario de Mangle

Dendroica petechia

Prairie Warbler, Reinita Galana

Dendroica discolor               

Troupial, Turpial

Icterus icterus        

House Sparrow, Gorrion Domestico

Passer domesticus

Orange Bishop, Obispo anaranjado

Euplectes franciscanus

Pin-tailed Wydah, Viuda Colicinta

Vidua macroura

Antillean Nighthawk, Querequeque Chordeiles gundlachii

Sandwich Tern, Charran Piquiagudo

Thalessus sandvicensis

Caribbean Martin,
Golondrina de Iglesia

Progne dominicensis

Laughing Gull, Gaviota Cabecinegra

Leucophaeus atricilla

American Oystercatcher, Ostrero Haematopus palliatus
Green Heron, Martinete Butorides virescens

Common Moorhen, Gallareta Comun

Gallinula chloropus

White Cheeked Pintail,
Pato Quijada Colorada

Anas bahamensis

Roseate Tern, Palometa

Sterna dougallii

Sanderling, Playero Arenero

Calidris alba

Cattle Egret, Garza Ganadera

Bubuleus ibus    

Killdeer, Chorlito Sabanero Charadrius vociferus

Cave Swallow, Golondrina de Cuevas

Petrochelidon fulva        

Bridled Tern, Charran Monja

Onychoprion anaethetus

Tricolored Heron, Garza Pechiblanca

Egretta tricolor

Pink Flamingo, Flamenco Americana

Phoenicopterus ruba

Indian Silverbill, Gorrion Picoplata Lonchura malabarica
Western Sandpiper, Playero Occidental Calidris mauri

Snowy Plower, Chorlito Blanco

Charadrius alexandrinus

Solitary Sandpiper, Playero Solitario

Actitis macularius

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Playero Gracioso

Calidris pusilla

Baltimore Oriole, Bolsero de Baltimore

Icterus balbula   

Lesser Yellowlegs, Playero Guinella Menor

Tringa flavipes          

Brown Booby, Boba Parda Sula leucogasta

Least Sandpiper, Playero Menudillo

Calidris minutilla     

Stilt Sandpiper, Playero Patilargo

Caldiris himantopus

White Ibis, Ibis Blanco

Eudocimus albus

Masked Duck, Pato Dominico

Nomonyx dominicus

Muscovy Duck, Pato Criollo Cairina moschata

Pied-billed Grebe, Zaramago

Podilymbus podiceps

Wilson's Plover, Chorlito Maritimo Charadrius wilsonia

Pectoral Sandpiper, Playero Pectoral

Calidris melanotus                           

Northern Waterthrush, Pizpita de Mangle

Parkesia noveboracensis        

Common Tern, Charran Comun

Sterna hirundo

Green-winged Teal, Pato Aliverde

Anas crecca

Blue-winged Teal, Pato Zarzel

Anas discors

Barn Owl, Lechuza Tyto alba

White Crowned Pigeon, Paloma Cabeciblanca

Patagioenas leucocephala

Helmeted Guineafowl, Guinea

Numida meleagris

Ostrich, Avestruz

Struthio camelus

Least Grebe, Tigua Tachybaptus dominicus

West Indian Whistling Duck, Chiriria

Dendrocygna arborea 

Canada GooseGanso Canadiense

Branta canadensis

Whimbrel, Playero Picocorvo

Numenius phaeopus

Elfin-woods Warbler, Reinita de Bosque Enano

Dendroica angelae

Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Mariquita

Agelaius xanthomus     

Black-crowned Night Heron,
Yaboa Real

Nycticorax nycticorax

Wood Duck, Pato Juyuyo Aix sponsa

Black-bellied Whistling Duck,
Chiriria pinta

Dendrocygna autumnalis         

White-faced Whistling Duck,
Chiriria cariblanca

Dendrocygna viduata

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Gavilan de Sierra

Accipiter striatus

Monk Parakeet, Perico Monje

Myiopsitta monachus                      

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Pajaro Bobo Piquiamarillo

Coccyzus americanus

Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Guacamayo azul y amarillo Ara macao

Scarlet Macaw. Guacamayo rojo

Ara ararauna

Louisiana Waterthrush, Pizpita de Rio Parkesia motacilla

Great Blue Heron, Garzon Genizo

Ardea herodias                            

Blackpoll Warbler, Reinita Rayada

Dendroica striata       

Belted Kingfisher, Martin Pescador

Megaceryle alcyon

Caribbean Elaenia, Jui Blanco

Elaenia martinica

Hudsonian Godwit, Barga Aliblanca

Limosa haemastica

American Coot, Gallinazo Americano Fulica americana

Saffron Finch, Gorrion Azafran

Sicalis flaveola

Willet, Playero Aliblanco

Tringa semipalmata

Cape May Warbler, Reinita Tigre

Dendroica tigrina

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Reinita Flanquicastana Dendroica pensylvanica
Mourning Dove, Tortola Rabilarga Zenaida macroura

Eurasian Collared-Dove, Tortola Turca

Streptopelia decaocto                   

American Redstart, Candelita

Setophaga ruticilla

Grasshopper Sparrow,
Gorrion Chicharra
Ammodramus savannarum

American Golden Plover, Chorlito Dorado

Pluvialis dominica

Franklin's Gull, Gaviota de Franklin Leucophaeus pipixcan

Ring-billed Gull, Gaviota Piquianillada

Larus delawarensis                          

Black Tern, Fumarel Comun

Chlidonias niger       

Long-billed Dowitcher, Agujeta Piquilarga

Limnodromus scolopaceus

Great Black-backed Gull, Gaviota espaldinegra

Larus marinus

Bank Swallow, Golondrina Parda

Riparia riparia

Wilson's Snipe, Becasina Gallinago delicata

Prothonotary Warbler, Reinita Protonotaria

Protonotaria citrea

White-tailed Tropicbird, Chirre Coliblanco

Phaeton lepturus

Short-billed Dowitcher, Agujeta Piquicorta

Limnodromus griseus

Least Bittern, Martinetito

Ixobrychus exilis

White-fronted Parrot, Cotorra Cabeziblanca Amazona albifrons

American Avocet, Avoceta Americana

Recurvirostra americana                         

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Reinita Coronada

Dendroica coronata

Short-eared Owl, Mucaro Real Asio flammeus flammeus

Green-throated Carib,
Zumbador Pechiazul

Eulampis holosericeus

Red-masked Parakeet,
Perico Frentirrojo
Aratinga erythrogenys

Sun Parakeet, Aratinga Sol

Aratinga solstitialis                          

Palm Warbler, Reinita Palmera

Dendroica palmarum         

Least Tern, Charrancito

Sternula antillarum

Striated Heron, Garcita Estriata

Butorides striata

Orange-winged Parrot,
Cotorra Alianaranjada

Amazona amazonica        

Plain Pigeon, Paloma Sabanera Patagioenas inornata

Yellow-crowned Bishop,
Napoleon Tejedor

Euplectes afer

Limpkin, Carrao

Aramus guarauna

Java Sparrow, Gorrion Arrocero

Padda aryzivora

Egyptian Goose, Ganso de Egipto Alopochen aegyptiacus
White-rumped Sandpiper,
Playero de Rabadilla Blanca
Calidris fuscicollis

Chinese Buttonquail, Codorniz China

Excalfactoria chinensis 

White Cockatoo, Cacatua Blanca

Cacatua alba

White-eyed Vireo, Vireo Ojiblanco Vireo griseus

Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Gaviota Sombria

Larus fuscus

Black Swan, Cisne Negro Cygnus atratus

Great Black-backed Gull,
Gaviota Espaldinegra

     Larus marinus  

Indigo Bunting, Gorrion Azul

Passerina cyanea

Mallard, Pato Cabeciverde

Anas platyrhynchos

Peregrine Falcon, Falcon Peregrino

Falco peregrinus

Red-footed Booby, Boba Patirroja

Sula sula

Tricolored Munia, Monjita Tricolor Lonchura malacca

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

              

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

                            

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

              

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

                            

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

 

 

   

 

                            

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

                            

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

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