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Updated 3/22/2023

 

Seabirds

Hawaii's three albatross species at Midway Atoll.

The Albatross Project

 

HAWAII - INDIGENOUS

Phoebastria immutabilis

LAYSAN ALBATROSS

 

Phoebastria nigripes

BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS

Phoebastria albatrus  

Short-tailed Albatross, Midway

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS   GOLDEN GOONEY

 

 

Ardenna pacifica

WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER

 

 Pterodroma hypoleuca

BONIN PETREL

 

 Oceanodroma leucorhoa 

LEACH'S STORM-PETREL

Fregata minor

Male Great Frigate, Midway

GREAT FRIGATEBIRD

 

Sula leucogaster

BROWN BOOBY

 

 Sula sula

RED-FOOTED BOOBY

 

Gygis alba

WHITE or FAIRY TERN

 
Anous minutus melanogenys 

HAWAIIAN BLACK NODDY

 

 

Anous stolidus

BROWN NODDY

 

Sterna fuscata

SOOTY TERN

 

Sterna lunata

GRAY-BACKED TERN

 

Phaethon rubricauda

RED-TAILED TROPICBIRD 

 

Phaethon lepturus

White-tailed Tropicbird & chick, Midway

WHITE-TAILED TROPIC BIRD

 

Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine Jaeger, Mamala Bay, Oahu

POMARINE JAEGER or GARBAGE BIRD

 



NORTH AMERICA

Larus glaucescens

GLAUCUS-WINGED GULL

 



Shorebirds

HAWAII - INDIGENOUS

Pluvialis fulva

PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER   KOLEA

 

Arenaria interpres

RUDDY TURNSTONE

 

Tringa incanus

WANDERING TATTLER   'ULILI

 

Calidris alba

SANDERLING   HUNAKAI

 



Water Birds

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Himantopus mexicanus knudseni

  HAWAIIAN STILT 

 

Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis

HAWAIIAN MOORHEN  'ALAE 'ULA 

Anas laysanensis 

LAYSAN DUCK or TEAL

 

Fulica alai 



HAWAIIAN COOT    'ALAE KE'O KE'O

HAWAII - INDIGENOUS

Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, subadult

 

Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

 


HAWAII - INTRODUCED

Bubulcus ibis

CATTLE EGRET

 

 



Terrestrial Birds

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Telespiza cantans 

LAYSAN FINCH

 


HAWAII - INTRODUCED

Serinus canaria

COMMON CANARY

 

Padda oryzivora

JAVA SPARROW

 

Meleagris gallopavo intermedia

RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEY