Paramaribo incl. Cultuurtuin (hotspot) Dutch text English text Vogels in Suriname/Birds in Suriname

The table gives all the birds that I could find reported to be reliably observed (seen, heard, caught) in Paramaribo. Here I have included observations from the Cultuurtuin, from different parts of the town as Beekhuizen, Charlesburg, Geijersvlijt, Leysweg, Tweede Rijweg, Zorg en Hoop and from the Suriname river just along the town. Observations from Paramaribo North, Rainville, Ma Retraite, Blauwgrond or Leonsberg are not included. Also observations from Paramaribo before 1940 were excluded.

The right column gives the number of times an observer made a report, that was subsequentially processed into my database (high numbrs for the house wren). How big a group of birds was seen each time, is not indicated here. Many hundreds can be seen of species like the short-tailed swift, cattle egret, fork-tailed flycatcher, grey-breasted martin and barn swallow and, in any way fifty years ago, of scarlet ibis and black-bellied tree-duck. All birds of one species seen on the same day are counted as one observation.

Paramaribo seems to be the capital in the world with the highest number of parrot species seen (16, see below).

The list was revised in accordance with Otte Ottema from STINASU, the nature protection foundation in Suriname.

All of the names in the table are linked to pages on this website that describe the bird, and sometimes have one or more photos, sounds or videos of it.
The table was created by J.H. Ribot, with the help of many birders.

Birds in this hotspot
(390 species)
Number of
Cinereous Tinamou1
Little Tinamou1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck50
Muscovy Duck1
Blue-winged Teal1
Masked Duck2
Variable Chachalaca3
Least Grebe1
Pied-billed Grebe1
American Flamingo2
Brown Pelican8
Neotropic Cormorant5
Magnificent Frigatebird8
Rufescent Tiger-Heron3
Agami Heron1
Boat-billed Heron15
Least Bittern4
Black-crowned Night-Heron38
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron21
Green Heron1
Striated Heron154
Cattle Egret276
Cocoi Heron4
Great Egret37
Tricolored Heron91
Little Egret1
Snowy Egret122
Little Blue Heron126
White Ibis3
Scarlet Ibis12
Green Ibis17
Roseate Spoonbill2
Maguari Stork1
Wood Stork3
Turkey Vulture93
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture21
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture12
Black Vulture173
King Vulture5
White-tailed Kite24
Hook-billed Kite5
Gray-headed Kite4
Swallow-tailed Kite2
Black Hawk-Eagle3
Black-collared Hawk68
Snail Kite88
Slender-billed Kite41
Double-toothed Kite1
Plumbeous Kite3
Long-winged Harrier30
Crane Hawk13
Rufous Crab-Hawk29
Savanna Hawk58
Great Black-Hawk12
Roadside Hawk47
White-tailed Hawk1
White Hawk2
Gray-lined Hawk116
Short-tailed Hawk4
Zone-tailed Hawk17
Laughing Falcon73
Collared Forest-Falcon1
Crested Caracara2
Yellow-headed Caracara202
Bat Falcon33
Orange-breasted Falcon7
Peregrine Falcon61
Gray-necked Wood-Rail47
Russet-crowned Crake14
Rufous-sided Crake1
Gray-breasted Crake9
Yellow-breasted Crake1
Ash-throated Crake19
Paint-billed Crake3
Spotted Rail4
Common gallinule1
Purple Gallinule50
Azure Gallinule3
American Golden-Plover27
Black-bellied Plover2
Southern Lapwing1
Semipalmated Plover43
Wilson's Plover2
Collared Plover10
South American Snipe4
Upland Sandpiper27
Spotted Sandpiper106
Greater Yellowlegs8
Lesser Yellowlegs5
Solitary Sandpiper64
Ruddy Turnstone14
Semipalmated Sandpiper40
Western Sandpiper1
Least Sandpiper18
White-rumped Sandpiper6
Pectoral Sandpiper6
Stilt Sandpiper2
Buff-breasted Sandpiper5
Wattled Jacana144
Black-headed Gull3
Laughing Gull149
Brown Noddy1
Least Tern6
Yellow-billed Tern14
Large-billed Tern93
Gull-billed Tern1
Black Tern2
Common Tern11
Royal Tern5
Black Skimmer59
Scaled Pigeon3
Pale-vented Pigeon12
Ruddy Pigeon2
Eared Dove1
Mourning Dove2
White-tipped Dove22
Gray-fronted Dove35
Common Ground-Dove14
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove46
Ruddy Ground-Dove321
Blue Ground-Dove1
Golden-winged Parakeet14
Dusky Parrot7
Blue-headed Parrot22
Yellow-crowned Parrot4
Mealy Parrot4
Orange-winged Parrot112
Green-rumped Parrotlet105
Black-headed Parrot1
Painted Parakeet1
Brown-throated Parakeet40
Blue-and-yellow Macaw8
Scarlet Macaw10
Red-and-green Macaw1
Chestnut-fronted Macaw55
Red-shouldered Macaw10
White-eyed Parakeet3
Little Cuckoo67
Squirrel Cuckoo9
Dark-billed Cuckoo4
Mangrove Cuckoo5
Greater Ani64
Smooth-billed Ani210
Striped Cuckoo67
Barn Owl59
Tropical Screech-Owl13
Spectacled Owl22
Burrowing Owl2
Striped Owl21
Great Potoo8
Common Potoo3
Nacunda Nighthawk2
Lesser Nighthawk22
Common Pauraque6
Spot-tailed Nightjar1
Ladder-tailed Nightjar1
Short-tailed Swift210
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift53
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift34
White-necked Jacobin25
Rufous-breasted Hermit15
Pale-tailed Barbthroat1
Little Hermit8
Reddish Hermit3
Long-tailed Hermit2
White-tailed Goldenthroat7
Green-tailed Goldenthroat2
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird6
Green-throated Mango32
Black-throated Mango48
Tufted Coquette4
Blue-tailed Emerald12
Blue-chinned Sapphire23
Gray-breasted Sabrewing1
Fork-tailed Woodnymph1
Plain-bellied Emerald14
White-chested Emerald2
Glittering-throated Emerald232
Rufous-throated Sapphire1
White-chinned Sapphire8
Black-tailed Trogon1
Green-backed Trogon3
Guianan Trogon1
Black-throated Trogon1
Ringed Kingfisher58
Amazon Kingfisher1
Green Kingfisher30
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher8
American Pygmy Kingfisher45
Green-tailed Jacamar31
Pied Puffbird11
Spotted Puffbird3
Black Nunbird1
Swallow-winged Puffbird10
Black-spotted Barbet1
Toco Toucan1
White-throated Toucan3
Guianan Toucanet1
Green Aracari1
Black-necked Aracari19
Arrowhead Piculet107
Red-crowned Woodpecker2
Golden-collared Woodpecker2
Blood-colored Woodpecker84
Waved Woodpecker2
Chestnut Woodpecker1
Cream-colored Woodpecker5
Lineated Woodpecker14
Red-necked Woodpecker3
Crimson-crested Woodpecker7
Long-tailed Woodcreeper1
Plain-brown Woodcreeper1
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper1
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper1
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper1
Striped Woodcreeper2
Buff-throated Woodcreeper5
Straight-billed Woodcreeper66
Slender-billed Xenops2
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner1
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner1
Yellow-chinned Spinetail117
Plain-crowned Spinetail97
Pale-breasted Spinetail58
Ruddy Spinetail1
Black-throated Antshrike4
Great Antshrike20
Black-crested Antshrike108
Barred Antshrike202
Mouse-colored Antshrike1
Northern Slaty-Antshrike1
Amazonian Antshrike1
Spot-winged Antshrike1
Pygmy Antwren2
Guianan Streaked-Antwren4
White-flanked Antwren2
Guianan Warbling-Antbird1
Blackish Antbird2
White-browed Antbird3
Black-chinned Antbird2
Silvered Antbird22
White-plumed Antbird1
Rufous-capped Antthrush1
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet24
Forest Elaenia8
Yellow-crowned Elaenia8
Yellow-bellied Elaenia125
Small-billed Elaenia2
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet51
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet65
Guianan Tyrannulet2
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher5
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher1
Pale-tipped Tyrannulet43
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant1
Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant3
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher159
Common Tody-Flycatcher179
Painted Tody-Flycatcher6
Olivaceous Flatbill1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher3
Gray-crowned Flycatcher11
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher49
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill1
Fuscous Flycatcher7
Tropical Pewee1
Pied Water-Tyrant177
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant29
Piratic Flycatcher26
Rusty-margined Flycatcher186
Great Kiskadee308
Lesser Kiskadee54
Yellow-throated Flycatcher2
Streaked Flycatcher4
Boat-billed Flycatcher70
Sulphury Flycatcher1
Variegated Flycatcher10
Tropical Kingbird162
Fork-tailed Flycatcher189
Gray Kingbird127
Grayish Mourner1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher1
Swainson's Flycatcher1
Short-crested Flycatcher28
Cinnamon Attila72
Bright-rumped Attila3
Purple-throated Fruitcrow1
Screaming Piha1
Bare-necked Fruitcrow1
Blue-backed Manakin2
White-bearded Manakin1
Crimson-hooded Manakin40
Black-tailed Tityra1
Cinereous Mourner1
Cinereous Becard63
White-winged Becard38
Black-capped Becard1
Red-eyed Vireo24
Ashy-headed Greenlet77
Cayenne Jay2
Blue-and-white Swallow7
Southern Rough-winged Swallow59
Brown-chested Martin4
Purple Martin5
Gray-breasted Martin210
Southern Martin3
White-winged Swallow94
Bank Swallow2
Barn Swallow53
House Wren313
Coraya Wren4
Buff-breasted Wren76
Tropical Gnatcatcher67
Black-capped Donacobius59
Pale-breasted Thrush335
Cocoa Thrush7
Spectacled Thrush50
Black-billed Thrush1
Tropical Mockingbird306
Red-capped Cardinal1
Black-faced Tanager2
Red-billed Pied-Tanager1
Hooded Tanager33
Gray-headed Tanager1
Fulvous-crested Tanager1
White-lined Tanager98
Silver-beaked Tanager242
Blue-gray Tanager264
Palm Tanager169
Burnished-buff Tanager16
Turquoise Tanager22
Paradise Tanager1
Blue Dacnis1
Purple Honeycreeper21
Red-legged Honeycreeper5
Green Honeycreeper1
Guira Tanager1
Yellow-backed Tanager1
Chestnut-vented Conebill4
Bicolored Conebill3
Saffron Finch2
Grassland Yellow-Finch1
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch2
Blue-black Grassquit162
Slate-colored Seedeater3
Wing-barred Seedeater105
Lesson's Seedeater3
Lined Seedeater21
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater14
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater4
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch6
Large-billed Seed-Finch1
Red-crested Finch2
Buff-throated Saltator5
Grayish Saltator80
Rufous-collared Sparrow3
Pectoral Sparrow1
Summer Tanager3
Blue-black Grosbeak2
Northern Waterthrush2
Masked Yellowthroat15
Yellow Warbler246
Blackpoll Warbler2
Crested Oropendola100
Yellow-rumped Cacique29
Red-rumped Cacique2
Epaulet Oriole5
Yellow Oriole53
Yellow-hooded Blackbird26
Giant Cowbird11
Shiny Cowbird95
Carib Grackle5
Red-breasted Blackbird108
Finsch's Euphonia9
Violaceous Euphonia62
White-vented Euphonia7
Golden-sided Euphonia1
House Sparrow13

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