List of birds of Aleutian Islands

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This list of birds of the Aleutian Islands is a comprehensive listing of all bird species known from the Aleutian Islands, as documented by Gibson and Byrd (2007).

The known avifauna of the Aleutian Islands includes 271 species. Of that total, 42 (15%) are year-round residents and breeders, 27 (10%) migrate to the Aleutians to breed, 18 (7%) migrate to the Aleutians to winter, 6 (2%) are non-breeding summer residents, 37 (14%) are annual through-migrants and 141 (52%) are vagrants of less-than-annual occurrence.

The taxonomy (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and binomial nomenclature (common and scientific names) used in this list adhere to the conventions of the American Ornithologists' Union's (1998) Check-list of North American Birds, the recognized scientific authority on the taxonomy and nomenclature of North American birds.

The following terms used to denote the annual and seasonal status of each species are from Gibson and Byrd (2007):

  • Accidental – one or two records
  • Casual – recorded in <30% of years in the appropriate season, but in at least three calendar years
  • Intermittent – recorded in ≥30% of years in the appropriate season, but not annually
  • Migrant – annual through-migrant in spring or fall
  • Resident – substantial numbers present throughout the year
  • Summer – migrates to the Aleutians to breed or to summer offshore
  • Winter – migrates to the Aleutians to winter
  • Annual breeders are designated with an asterisk (*), as in Resident* or Summer*.

Geese, swans and ducks[edit]

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Grouse[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Loons[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Albatrosses[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Diomedeidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storm petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Cormorants[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Bitterns, egrets and herons[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Eagles and hawks[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Plovers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Stilts[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Sandpipers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Pratincoles[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Gulls and terns[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Skuas and jaegers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Auks, murres and puffins[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Alcidae

Doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Typical owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes   Family: Apodidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Woodpeckers[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Magpies and ravens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Martins and swallows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Chickadees[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Locustellidae[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Locustellidae

Phylloscopidae[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Phylloscopidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Accentors[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Longspurs and snow buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Wood warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Parulidae

Sparrows, juncos, longspurs and buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

Finches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

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