This list is going to serve as a taxonomic index of all the birds I’ve photographed and to quickly track my progress as I attempt to document all 814 birds of Guyana.

Current Total = 24/814

Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

  1. Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Emberizine Finches (Emberizidae)

  1. Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
  2. Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)

Gulls, Terns (Laridae)

  1. Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla)

Herons (Ardeidae)

  1. Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Ibises (Threskiornithidae)

  1. Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

  1. Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis)

Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

  1. Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti)

Plovers (Charadriidae)

  1. Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Tanagers (Thraupidae)

  1. Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
  2. Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana)
  3. Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
  4. White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus)

Thrushes (Turdidae)

  1. Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)

Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

  1. Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

  1. Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
  2. Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
  3. Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)

Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)

  1. Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
  2. Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
  3. Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
  4. Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Vultures (Cathartidae)

  1. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

  1. Blood-colored Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus)

Also here is a copy of the field checklist if you like to take a look at it.

Birds of Guyana