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Common name Scientific name Local name Saba Status

Audubon's Shearwater

Puffinus iherminieri Wedrego Breeding visitor
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus   Non-breeding visitor
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa   Non-breeding visitor
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White bird Breeding visitor
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus White bird Breeding visitor
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Booby Non-breeding visitor
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Pelican Non-breeding visitor
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Man of War Bird Non-breeding visitor
Green-backed Heron Butorides striatus   Probable breeder
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerula   Non-breeding visitor
Cattle Egret* Bulbucus ibis   Breeding resident
Great Egret Casmerodius albus   Casual visitor
Snowy Egret Egretta thula   Casual visitor
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea   Non-breeding visitor
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Fish Hawk Casual visitor
Red-tailed Hawk* Buteo jamaicensis Macaw Breeding resident
American Kestrel* Falco sparverius Killy Breeding resident
Merlin Falco columbarius   Passage migrant
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus   Passage migrant
Spotted Sandpiper Acitus macularia Weather Bird Passage migrant
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Laughing Bird Non-breeding visitor
Royal Tern Sterna maximus Sea Gull Non-breeding visitor
Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli   Non-breeding visitor
Common Tern Sterna hirundo   Non-breeding visitor
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Egg Bird Breeding visitor
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata   Breeding visitor
Brown Noddy Anous solidus Noddy Breeding visitor
Scaly-naped Pigeon* Columba squamosa Blue Pigeon Breeding resident
Rock Dove Columba livia Dove Probable breeder
Zenaida Dove* Zenaida aurita Dove Breeding resident
Common Ground Dove* Columbina passerina Stone Dove Breeding resident
Bridled Quail Dove* Geitrygib mystacea Wood Hen Breeding resident
Brown-throated Parakeet Aratinga pertinax Parrot Released/breeding
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis Owl Winter visitor
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris   Casual Visitor
Purple-throated Carib* Eulampis jugularis Hummingbird Breeding resident
Green-throated Carib* Eulampis holosericeus Hummingbird Breeding resident
Antillean Crested Hummingbird* Orthorhyncus cristatus Hummingbird Breeding resident
Caribbean Elaenia* Elaenia martinica Whistler Breeding resident
Gray Kingbird* Tyrannus dominicensis Woodpecker Breeding resident
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis Gale Bird Breeding visitor
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Christmas Bird Passage  migrant/
Winter Visitor
Scaly-breasted Thrasher* Margarops fuscus Thrush Breeding resident
Pearly-eyed Thrasher* Margarops fuscatus Thrush Breeding resident
Trembler* Cinclocerthia ruficauda Thrush Breeding resident
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus   Status uncertain
Bananaquit* Coereba flaveola Yellowbreast Breeding resident
Black-faced Grassquit* Tiaris bicolor Finch Breeding resident
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch* Loxigilla noctis Finch Breeding resident

Other birds recorded from Saba as migrants or vagrants:

Masked Booby
Red-footed Booby
Wood Duck
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
Black-bellied Plover
Common Snipe
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Herring Gull
White-crowned Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mangrove Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Cliff Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Parula Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
American Redstart
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Recent vagrants:
Red-eyed Vireo
Eurasian Collared Dove
Shiny Cowbird
Least Grebe

Total of breeding residents:  19 (+3 uncertain breeders)
Total of breeding visitors:  7
Total of non-breeding visitors or migrants:  58
Total of birds recorded from Saba:  87

*Breeding resident

©This list has been compiled by Martha Walsh-McGehee and is used on this website with her specific permission

This page last updated on 11/23/2007 from our Windwardside office.

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