This is a list of the bird species recorded in the Virgin Islands. It does not include what some call the Spanish Virgin Islands - Vieques , Culebra and minor surrounding islands which can be found on other lists. The avifauna of the Virgin Islands include a total of species, of which 11 have been introduced by humans. This list's taxonomic treatment designation and sequence of orders, families and species and nomenclature common and scientific names follow the conventions of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World , edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflect this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account.
Getting to Know You: The Shy Migratory Warblers of the Virgin Islands
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Some warblers are resident in the Caribbean year-round, some spend the whole winter with us and others are brief visitors in Fall and Spring. These beautiful, active little birds can sometimes be a challenge to identify! Migrating warblers generally arrive in the Virgin Islands without great fanfare. Then after they land, they hide in the treetops or underbrush. And although they are songbirds, they usually sing to attract mates during their breeding season up north and are pretty quiet when they are here. I only recently began looking for migrating warblers. It takes a lot of patience, but if you look carefully, you can probably spot some of these tiny travelers.
This is a list of the bird species recorded in the US Virgin Islands. Two species on the list have been extirpated and five are globally threatened. Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. These birds are adapted to an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills, and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. Guineafowl are a group of African, seed-eating, ground-nesting birds that resemble partridges, but with featherless heads and spangled gray plumage.
In fact, there are over bird species in the Caribbean that only live on one island. The abundance of endemic species is one reason why the region is considered a biodiversity hotspot, and why conservation in the region is so important. As a stopover or wintering ground, the Caribbean is a vital resource for these migrants as they make their astounding journeys—thousands of miles each year! The Complete Checklist of the Birds of the West Indies aims to document all of the species of birds observed in the West Indies along with the species status in a number of different categories, including abundance, seasonality, breeding status, endemism and establishment.