Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) - Photo by Mike G. Rutherford

The accounts are organized by common name for accessibility, including multiple entries under alternative names where useful. Endemic species (E) are those that are only found in Trinidad and Tobago. Introduced or invasive species (I) are those with breeding populations in the wild that are not native to Trinidad and Tobago. Accidental or occasional visitors (A) are species that may naturally occur as individuals in Trinidad and Tobago or its offshore waters but do not form breeding populations or regular migrations. 


American Avocet

American Kestrel (A) 

American Redstart

American Striped Cuckoo

American Wigeon


Ani, Greater

Ani, Smooth-billed

Baird's Sandpiper (A) 


Bellbird, Bearded

Bellbird, White (A)

Big-eye Grieve or Spectacled Thrush

Bittern, Pinnated

Blackbird, Yellow-hooded 

Black-faced Grassquit  

Black Skimmer

Black-tailed Tityra

Blue Dacnis

Boatswain Bird


Booby, Red-footed

Booby, Brown, White-bellied

Brown Noddy

Brown Pelican

Cacique, Yellow-rumped

Carib Grackle

Caribbean Flamingo (A)

Caribbean Martin 

Channel-billed Toucan

Chestnut-collared Swift


Common Potoo

Common Noddy

Common Tern

King Corbeau or Turkey Vulture

Cornbird or Crested Oropendola

Cornbird, Small

Coucou Manioc

Cowbird, Giant 

Cowbird, Shiny

Cuckoo, Mangrove

Cuckoo, Yellow-billed


Dove, Blue Ground

Dove, Common Ground

Dove, Grey-fronted

Dove, Plain-breasted Ground 

Dove, Rock (I) 

Dove, Ruddy Ground

Dove, Scaled

Duck, Black-bellied Whistling

Duck, Blue-winged Teal

Duck, Fulvous Whistling

Duck, Green-winged Teal (A)

Duck, Mallard (A)

Duck, Masked

Duck, Northern Pintail (A)

Duck, Northern Shoveler (A)

Duck, White-cheeked Pintail

Duck, Wild Muscovy (A)

Duck, Ring-necked

Egret, Cattle (I) 

Egret, Great 

Egret, Little (A)

Euphonia, Violaceous

Eurasian Collared Dove (I)

Falcon, Aplomado (A)

Falcon, Bat

Falcon, Merlin

Falcon, Peregrine

Flycatcher, Boat-billed

Flycatcher, Sulphury

Flycatcher, Streaked

Frigatebird, Magnificent

Gallinule, Purple or Blue Waterfowl

Gannet, Northern (A) 

Goose, Snow (A)

Grey Seedeater or Picoplat 

Grey-necked Wood-rail

Gull, Laughing

Gull, Sabine's (A)

Harrier, Long-winged

Hawk, Black

Hawk, Black-collared

Hawk, Crane (A)

Hawk, Fish

Hawk, Grey or Grey-lined

Hawk, Rufous Crab (A)

Hawk, Savanna

Hawk, Short-tailed

Hawk, Swainson's (A)

Hawk, White

Hawk, White-tailed

Hawk, Zone-tailed

Hawk-eagle, Black 

Hawk-eagle, Ornate

Hermit, Rufous-breasted

Heron, Boat-billed

Heron, Cocoi

Heron, Great Blue

Heron, Green

Heron, Grey (A)

Heron, Little Blue

Heron, Yellow-crowned Night

Herring Gull, American (A)

Honeycreeper, Green 

Honeycreeper, Purple

Honeycreeper, Red-legged

Honeycreeper, Turquoise

Horned Screamer (A)

Hummingbird, Black-throated Mango 

Hummingbird, Blue-chinned Sapphire

Hummingbird, Blue-tailed Emerald

Hummingbird, Brown Violet-ear

Hummingbird, Copper-rumped

Hummingbird, Green Hermit

Hummingbird, Little Hermit

Hummigbird, Ruby Topaz

Hummingbird, White-tailed Goldenthroat 

Hummingbird, White-tailed Sabrewing

Ibis, Scarlet

Ibis, White (A)

Jacamar, Rufous-tailed

Jacana, Wattled

Kingbird, Grey or Pitirre

Kingbird, Tropical

Kingfisher, Belted

Kingfisher, Green

Kiskadee, Great

Kite, Hook-billed (A) 

Kite, Pearl

Kite, Swallow-tailed

Kittiwake, Black-legged (A)

Large-billed Tern

Lesser Yellowlegs


Little Tinamou

Macaw, Blue-and-yellow 

Macaw, Red-bellied

Manakin, White-bearded

Manakin, Blue-backed

Manakin, Golden-headed

Masked Yellowthroat

Mockingbird, Northern (A) 

Mockingbird, Tropical 

Nacunda Nighthawk (A) 

Northern Waterthrush

Oilbird or Guacharo

Oriole, Yellow


Owl, Barn 

Owl, Burrowing (A)

Owl, Mottled

Owl, Short-eared (A)

Owl, Spectacled

Owl, Striped

Owl, Tropical Screech

Parasitic Jaeger (A)

Parrot, Blue-headed

Parrot, Orange-winged 

Parrot, yellow-crowned (I)

Parrotlet, Green-rumped 

Parrotlet, Lilac-tailed

Parrotlet, Scarlet-shouldered (A) 

Pawi (E)

Pigeon, Band-tailed (A)

Pigeon, Scaled

Plover, Semipalmated

Plover, Snowy (A)

Red-crowned Ant-tanager 

Roseate Spoonbill

Royal Tern

Rufous-breasted Wren

Rufous-vented Chachalaca

Sand Martin

Sandpiper, Pectoral

Sandpiper, Spotted

Sandpiper, Western 

Sandpiper, White-rumped

Sandpiper, Stilt

Sandpiper, Upland

Scarlet Macaw (A)

Short-billed Dowitcher


South Polar Skua (A)

Southern House Wren 

Southern Lapwing

Squirrel Cuckoo

Stilt, Black-necked

Stork, Jabiru (A)

Sugar Bird 

Swallow, Barn

Swallow, Southern Rough-winged

Tanager, Blue-grey or Blue Jean

Tanager, Silver-beaked

Tanager, Turquoise

Thrush, Cocoa 

Thrush, White-necked

Trinidad Motmot (E)

Trinidad Piping-guan (E)

Trogon, Collared

Trogon, Green-backed

Tropical Parula

Tropical Pewee

Tropicbird, Red-billed

Tropicbird, White-tailed

Troupial (A)

Tyrant, White-headed Marsh

Vireo, Red-eyed

Vulture, Black

Vulture, King (A)

Waxbill, Common (I)

White-collared Swift 

White-flanked Antwren

White-necked Heron


Wilson's Storm-petrel (A)

Woodcreeper, Cocoa 

Woodpecker, Crimson-crested

Woodpecker, Lineated

Woodpecker, Red-crowned 

Woodpecker, Red-rumped

Yellow Warbler or Trinidad Canary

Yellow-headed Caracara


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Last updated 6 July 2018

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