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Common Name Range ***
Atitlan GrebeGuatemala
Azure-rumped TanagerGuatemala, Mexico
Bahama SwallowBahamas, Cuba, Florida
Baird's TrogonCosta Rica, Panama
Barbados Yellow WarblerWest Indies (Barbados)
Barbuda WarblerAntigua, Barbuda
Bare-necked UmbrellabirdCosta Rica, Panama
Bay-breasted CuckooDominican Republic, Haiti
Bearded Screech-owlGuatemala, Mexico
Beautiful TreerunnerPanama
Bee HummingbirdBahamas, Cuba
Bell's VireoCalifornia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Belted FlycatcherEl Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
Bicknell's ThrushCanada, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Jamaica, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia
Black CatbirdBelize, Guatemala, Mexico
Black GuanCosta Rica, Panama
Black RailCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Black Solitary EagleArgentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
Black-billed AmazonJamaica
Black-billed FlycatcherColombia, Panama
Black-capped PetrelCentral America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Black-cheeked Ant-tanagerCosta Rica
Black-tailed GodwitAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic
Blue Mountain VireoJamaica
Blue-and-gold TanagerCosta Rica, Panama
Blue-headed Quail-doveCuba
Brown PelicanCoastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
Brown-backed DovePanama
Buff-breasted SandpiperAfrica, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Caribbean CootCentral America, North America (United States Territory), South America
Cerulean WarblerBahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Peru, United States, Venezuela
Chat TanagerDominican Republic, Haiti
Choco TinamouColombia, Panama
Cocos CuckooCosta Rica
Cocos FlycatcherCosta Rica
Cocos Island FinchCosta Rica
Crested Quail-doveJamaica
Cuban Black HawkCuba
Cuban KiteCuba
Cuban ParakeetCuba
Cuban ParrotWest Indies (Cuba, Bahamas, Caymans)
Cuban SolitaireCuba
Cuban SparrowCuba
Elegant TernBelgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), France, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Elfin-woods WarblerPuerto Rico
Eskimo CurlewAlaska and Northern Canada to Argentina
Euler's FlycatcherWest Indies (Grenada)
Eurasian CurlewAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Fernandina's FlickerCuba
Forest ThrushGuadeloupe, Montserrat, West Indies (Dominica), West Indies (St. Lucia)
Galapagos PetrelColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines
Giant KingbirdCuba
Glow-throated HummingbirdPanama
Golden SwallowDominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
Golden-cheeked Wood WarblerBelize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Texas
Golden-winged WarblerCentral America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Gray-crowned Palm-tanagerDominican Republic, Haiti
Gray-headed Quail-doveCuba, Dominican Republic
Great CurassowBelize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Great Green MacawColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Green-naped TanagerColombia, Panama
Grenada DoveWest Indies (Grenada)
Guadeloupe WoodpeckerGuadeloupe
Guanay CormorantChile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Guianan Crested EagleArgentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Gundlach's HawkCuba
Harpy EagleMexico south to Argentina
Heermann's GullArizona, California, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Oregon, Washington
Highland GuanGuatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Hispaniolan AmazonDominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
Hispaniolan CrossbillDominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
Hispaniolan ParakeetDominican Republic, Haiti
Hispaniolan TrogonDominican Republic, Haiti
Honduran EmeraldHonduras
Hook-billed KiteWest Indies (Cuba and Grenada)
Horned GuanGuatemala, Mexico
House WrenWest Indies (Guadeloupe and St. Lucia)
Imperial ParrotWest Indies (Dominica)
Ivory-billed WoodpeckerCuba, USA (southcentral and southeastern)
Jamaica PetrelJamaica
Jamaican BlackbirdJamaica
Jamaican PauraqueJamaica
Juan Fernandez PetrelAustralia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guam, Japan, Kiribati, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Pitcairn, United States
Keel-billed MotmotBelize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Kirtland's Wood WarblerBahamas, Bermuda - North Atlantic Ocean, Canada, Michigan, South Carolina, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wisconsin
La Selle ThrushDominican Republic, Haiti
Least PauraqueDominican Republic, Haiti
Least TernBahamas, Central America (winters), Greater and Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Northern South America, USA (California, including the Miss. R. Basin), Atlantic Gulf Coasts
Mangrove HummingbirdCosta Rica
Martinique OrioleMartinique - West Indies
Martinique TremblerMartinique - West Indies
Montserrat OrioleMontserrat
Northern Aplomado FalconArizona, Guatemala, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas
Ocellated QuailEl Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Ocellated TurkeyBelize, Guatemala, Mexico
Olive-sided FlycatcherCentral and South America, North America (including United States)
Orinoco GooseArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, West Indies (Barbados)
Painted BuntingCentral America, North America (including United States)
Palm CrowCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Parkinson's PetrelAustralia, Central America, North America, Oceanic, South America
Pileated FlycatcherGuatemala, Mexico
Pink-footed ShearwaterArgentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, United States
Pink-headed WarblerGuatemala, Mexico
Pirre WarblerColombia, Panama
Plain PigeonDominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Plumbeous HawkColombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Puerto Rican Broad-winged HawkPuerto Rico
Puerto Rican NightjarPuerto Rico
Puerto Rican ParrotPuerto Rico
Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned HawkPuerto Rico
Red-crowned ParrotMexico, Puerto Rico, US (TX, FL, CA)
Red-fronted ParrotletCosta Rica, Panama
Red-necked ParrotWest Indies (Dominica)
Resplendent QuetzalMexico to Panama
Ridgway's HawkDominican Republic
Ring-tailed PigeonJamaica
Rufous-cheeked HummingbirdColombia, Panama
Russet-crowned Quail-doveColombia, Panama
Saffron-headed ParrotColombia, Panama, Venezuela
Sandhill CraneMississippi, West Indies (Cuba)
Semper's WarblerWest Indies (St. Lucia)
Sooty ShearwaterAfrica, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Spiny-faced AntshrikeColombia, Panama
St. Lucia Black FinchWest Indies (St. Lucia)
St. Lucia OrioleWest Indies (St. Lucia)
St. Lucia ParrotWest Indies (St. Lucia)
St. Vincent ParrotWest Indies (St. Vincent)
Tacarcuna TapaculoColombia, Panama
Tacarcuna Wood-quailColombia, Panama
Tawny-chested FlycatcherCosta Rica, Nicaragua
Three-wattled BellbirdCosta Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Trindade PetrelArgentina, Brazil, Mauritius, Portugal, Puerto Rico
Trinidad White-headed CurassowTrinidad and Tobago
Turquoise CotingaCosta Rica, Panama
Viridian DacnisColombia, Panama
Vitelline WarblerHonduras, West Indies (Caymans)
West Indian Whistling-duckAntigua, Bahamas, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands
Whistling WarblerSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
White-breasted ThrasherWest Indies (St. Lucia, Martinique)
White-crowned PigeonCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
White-necked CrowDominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico
White-tailed SabrewingTrinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
White-winged WarblerDominican Republic, Haiti
Yellow-billed AmazonJamaica
Yellow-billed CotingaCosta Rica, Panama
Yellow-green FinchPanama
Yellow-headed ParrotBelize, Guatemala, Mexico
Yellow-shouldered AmazonNetherlands Antilles, Venezuela
Yellow-shouldered BlackbirdPuerto Rico
Zapata RailCuba
Zapata WrenCuba
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***What birds are listed here?:

The Central America section of this site lists the folllowing birds appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Birds that dwell in or migrate to any region found in Central America and any nearby islands between North and South America.
  • Birds of the Caribbean Islands or Caribbean Sea.
  • Birds that dwell in or migrate to the West Indies (Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad, etc.).
 In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.

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