Birds On The Estate

Birds Spotted At Hacienda Jacana

Since 2015, over 170 different species of birds have been sighted within our 22 acres at Hacienda Jacana.

To see a cumulative list of all the species of birds spotted at Hacienda Jacana, click here.

Names and order of species follows that of the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) and their South American Checklist Committee (SACC).

BirdWatching On The Estate

Photos courtesy of Tim Baker.
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The following photos are courtesy of Ajay Rampersad.
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Birds Spotted Throughout The Year

Below is a cumulative list of all the species of birds spotted at Hacienda Jacana currently at 174 species.

TINAMOUS - Tinamidae

Little Tinamou; Crypturellus soui

DUCKS - Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck; Dendrocygna autumnalis

White-cheeked Pintail; Anas bahamensis

PIGEONS - Columbidae

Rock Pigeon; Columba livia

Scaled Pigeon; Patagioenas speciosa

Pale-vented Pigeon; Patagioenas cayennensis

White-tipped Dove; Leptotila verreauxi

Gray-fronted Dove; Leptotila rufaxilla

Ruddy Ground Dove; Columbina talpacoti

CUCKOOS - Cuculidae

Greater Ani; Crotophaga major

Smooth-billed Ani; Crotophaga ani

Striped Cuckoo; Tapera naevia

Little Cuckoo; Coccycua minuta

Squirrel Cuckoo; Piaya cayana

POTOOS - Nyctibiidae

Common Potoo; Nyctibius griseus

NIGHTJARS - Caprimulgidae

Short-tailed Nighthawk; Lurocalis semitorquatus

Common Pauraque; Nyctidromus albicollis

SWIFTS - Apodidae

White-collared Swift; Streptoprocne zonaris

Gray-rumped Swift; Chaetura cinereiventris

Band-rumped Swift; Chaetura spinicaudus

Short-tailed Swift; Chaetura brachyura

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift; Panyptila cayennensis

HUMMINGBIRDS - Trochilidae

White-necked Jacobin; Florisuga mellivora

Rufous-breasted Hermit; Glaucis hirsutus

Little Hermit; Phaethornis longuemareus

Green Hermit; Phaethornis guy

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird; Chrysolampis mosquitus

Green-throated Mango; Anthracothorax viridigula

Black-throated Mango; Anthracothorax nigricollis

Tufted Coquette; Lophornis ornatus

Long-billed Starthroat; Heliomaster longirostris

Copper-rumped Hummingbird; Saucerottia tobaci

White-chested Emerald; Chrysuronia brevirostris

Blue-chinned Sapphire; Chlorestes notata

LIMPKIN - Aramidae

Limpkin; Aramus guarauna

RAILS - Rallidae

Purple Gallinule; Porphyrio martinica

Gray-cowled Wood-Rail; Aramides cajaneus

PLOVERS - Charadriidiae

Southern Lapwing; Vanellus chilensis

SANDPIPERS - Scolopacidae

Solitary Sandpiper; Tringa solitaria

JACANAS - Jacanidae

Wattled Jacana; Jacana jacana

FRIGATEBIRDS - Fregatidae

Magnificent Frigatebird; Fregata magnificens

ANHINGAS - Anhingidae

Anhinga; Anhinga anhinga

HERONS - Ardeidae

Rufescent Tiger-Heron; Tigrisoma lineatum

Black-crowned Night-Heron; Nycticorax nycticorax

Striated Heron; Butorides striata

Cattle Egret; Bubulcus ibis

Great Egret; Ardea alba

Little Blue Heron; Egretta caerulea

NEW WORLD VULTURES - Cathartidae

Black Vulture; Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture; Cathartes aura

OSPREY - Pandionidae

Osprey; Pandion haliaetus

HAWKS - Accipitridae

Pearl Kite; Gampsonyx swainsonii

Gray-headed Kite; Leptodon cayanensis

Black Hawk-Eagle; Spizaetus tyrannus

Double-toothed Kite; Harpagus bidentatus

Plumbeous Kite; Ictinia plumbea

Common Black Hawk; Buteogallus anthracinus

Savanna Hawk; Buteogallus meridionalis

Great Black Hawk; Buteogallus urubitinga

White Hawk; Pseudastur albicollis

Gray-lined Hawk; Buteo nitidus

Broad-winged Hawk; Buteo platypterus

Short-tailed Hawk; Buteo brachyurus

Zone-tailed Hawk; Buteo albonotatus

BARN OWLS - Tytonidae

Barn Owl; Tyto alba

OWLS - Strigidae

Tropical Screech-Owl; Megascops choliba

Spectacled Owl; Pulsatrix perspicillata

Mottled Owl; Strix virgata

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl; Glaucidium brasilianum

TROGONS - Trogonidae

Green-backed Trogon; Trogon viridis

Guianan Trogon; Trogon violaceus

KINGFISHERS - Alcedinidae

Ringed Kingfisher; Megaceryle torquata

American Pygmy Kingfisher; Chloroceryle aenea

Green Kingfisher; Chloroceryle americana

JACAMARS - Galbulidae

Rufous-tailed Jacamar; Galbula ruficauda

TOUCANS - Ramphastidae

Channel-billed Toucan; Ramphastos vitellinus

WOODPECKERS - Picidae

Red-rumped Woodpecker; Dryobates kirkii

Crimson-crested Woodpecker; Campephilus melanoleucos

Lineated Woodpecker; Dryocopus lineatus

Chestnut Woodpecker; Celeus elegans

Golden-olive Woodpecker; Colaptes rubiginosus

FALCONS - Falconidae

Yellow-headed Caracara; Milvago chimachima

Merlin; Falco columbarius

Bat Falcon; Falco rufigularis

Peregrine Falcon; Falco peregrinus

PARROTS - Psittacidae

Lilac-tailed Parrotlet; Touit batavicus

Blue-headed Parrot; Pionus menstruus

Yellow-crowned Parrot; Amazona ochrocephala

Orange-winged Parrot; Amazona amazonica

Green-rumped Parrotlet; Forpus passerinus

Red-bellied Macaw; Orthopsittaca manilatus

Blue-and-yellow Macaw; Ara ararauna

Red-and-green Macaw; Ara chloropterus

White-eyed Parakeet; Psittacara leucophthalmus

ANTBIRDS - Thamnophilidae

Black-crested Antshrike; Sakesphorus canadensis

Barred Antshrike; Thamnophilus doliatus

Plain Antvireo; Dysithamnus mentalis

White-flanked Antwren; Myrmotherula axillaris

OVENBIRDS - Furnarilinae

Gray-throated Leaftosser; Sclerurus albigularis

Plain-brown Woodcreeper; Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Cocoa Woodcreeper; Xiphorhynchus susurrans

Streak-headed Woodcreeper; Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Streaked Xenops; Xenops rutilans

Yellow-chinned Spinetail; Certhiaxis cinnamomeus

Pale-breasted Spinetail; Synallaxis albescens

Stripe-breasted Spinetail; Synallaxis cinnamomea

MANAKINS - Pipridae

White-bearded Manakin; Manacus manacus

Golden-headed Manakin; Ceratopipra erythrocephala

TITYRAS - Tityridae

Black-tailed Tityra; Tityra cayana

White-winged Becard; Pachyramphus polychopterus

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS - Tyrannidae

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher;  Mionectes oleagineus

Slaty-capped Flycatcher; Leptopogon superciliaris

Yellow-olive Flycatcher; Tolmomyias sulphurescens

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher; Tolmonyias flaviventris

Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant; Myiornis ecaudatus

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet; Camptostoma obsoletum

Yellow-bellied Elaenia; Elaenia flavogaster

Forest Elaenia; Myiopagis gaimardii

Bright-rumped Attila; Attila spadiceus

Piratic Flycatcher; Legatus leucophaius

Great Kiskadee; Pitangus sulphuratus

Boat-billed Flycatcher; Megarynchus pitangua

Streaked Flycatcher; Myiodynastes maculatus

Variegated Flycatcher; Empidonomus varius

Tropical Kingbird; Tyrannus melancholicus

Fork-tailed Flycatcher; Tyrannus savana

Brown-crested Flycatcher; Myiarchus tyrannulus

Bran-colored Flycatcher; Myiophobus fasciatus

Pied Water-Tyrant; Fluvicola pica

Euler’s Flycatcher; Lathrotriccus euleri

Tropical Pewee; Contopus cinereus

VIREOS - Vireonidae

Rufous-browed Peppershrike; Cyclarhis gujanensis

Golden- fronted Greenlet; Pachysylvia aurantiifrons

Chivi Vireo; Vireo chivi

SWALLOWS - Hirundinidae

Southern Rough-winged Swallow; Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Gray-breasted Martin; Progne chalybea

White-winged Swallow; Tachycineta albiventer

WRENS - Troglodytidae

House Wren; Troglodytes aedon

Rufous-breasted Wren; Pheugopedius rutilus

GNATCATCHERS - Polioptilidae

Trilling Gnatwren; Ramphocaenus melanurus

THRUSHES - Turdidae

Cocoa Thrush; Turdus fumigatus

Spectacled Thrush; Turdus nudigenis

White-necked Thrush; Turdus albicollis

MOCKINGBIRDS - Mimidae

Tropical Mockingbird; Mimus gilvus

FINCHES - Fringillidae

Trinidad Euphonia; Euphonia trinitatis

Violaceous Euphonia; Euphonia violacea

BLACKBIRDS - Icteridae

Crested Oropendola; Psarocolius decumanus

Yellow-rumped Cacique; Cacicus cela

Yellow Oriole; Icterus nigrogularis

Giant Cowbird; Molothrus oryzivorus

Shiny Cowbird; Molothrus bonariensis

Carib Grackle; Quiscalus lugubris

WOOD-WARBLERS - Parulidae

Northern Waterthrush; Parkesia noveboracensis

Masked Yellowthroat; Geothlypis aequinoctialis

Tropical Parula; Setophaga pitiayumi

Yellow Warbler; Setophaga petechia

Blackpoll Warbler; Setophaga striata

Bay-breasted Warbler; Setophaga castanea

Golden-crowned Warbler; Basileuterus culicivorus

CARDINAL, GROSBEAKS - Cardinalidae

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager; Habia rubica

TANAGERS - Thraupidae

Green Honeycreeper; Chlorophanes spiza

Blue-black Grassquit; Volatinia jacarina

White-shouldered Tanager; Loriotus luctuosus

White-lined Tanager; Tachyphonus rufus

Silver-beaked Tanager; Ramphocelus carbo

Purple Honeycreeper; Cyanerpes caeruleus

Blue Dacnis; Dacnis cayana

Olive-gray Saltator; Saltator olivascens

Bananaquit; Coereba flaveola

Sooty Grassquit; Asemospiza fuliginosa

Masked Cardinal; Paroaria nigrogenis

Turquoise Tanager; Tangara mexicana

Bay-headed Tanager; Tangara gyrola

Blue-gray Tanager; Thraupis episcopus

Palm Tanager; Thraupis palmarum

Bird Species List

You can download the full bird species list here:

Bird Species Survey Sheet

What’s more, you can also download our Bird Species Survey Sheet for more detailed analysis of what’s been spotted.

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