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.

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Birds in this hotspot
(503 species)
Number of
Great Tinamou1
Cinereous Tinamou2
Little Tinamou1
Variegated Tinamou1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck50
Muscovy Duck1
White-cheeked Pintail1
Blue-winged Teal1
Masked Duck2
Variable Chachalaca4
Crested Bobwhite1
Least Grebe1
Pied-billed Grebe1
American Flamingo3
Brown Pelican8
Neotropic Cormorant6
Magnificent Frigatebird9
Rufescent Tiger-Heron3
Agami Heron1
Boat-billed Heron20
Least Bittern4
Black-crowned Night-Heron41
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron23
Green Heron1
Striated Heron157
Cattle Egret279
Cocoi Heron5
Great Egret38
Tricolored Heron94
Little Egret1
Snowy Egret127
Little Blue Heron129
White Ibis3
Scarlet Ibis13
Green Ibis18
Roseate Spoonbill3
Maguari Stork1
Wood Stork4
Turkey Vulture95
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture22
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture13
Black Vulture175
King Vulture6
White-tailed Kite24
Hook-billed Kite6
Gray-headed Kite4
Swallow-tailed Kite3
Black Hawk-Eagle6
Black-collared Hawk69
Snail Kite92
Slender-billed Kite42
Double-toothed Kite2
Plumbeous Kite4
Long-winged Harrier31
Crane Hawk13
Rufous Crab-Hawk32
Savanna Hawk61
Great Black-Hawk13
Roadside Hawk49
White-tailed Hawk1
White Hawk3
Black-faced Hawk1
Gray-lined Hawk117
Short-tailed Hawk5
Zone-tailed Hawk17
Laughing Falcon74
Lined Forest-Falcon1
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon1
Collared Forest-Falcon1
Crested Caracara3
Red-throated Caracara1
Yellow-headed Caracara204
Bat Falcon34
Orange-breasted Falcon7
Peregrine Falcon64
Gray-winged Trumpeter1
Gray-necked Wood-Rail49
Russet-crowned Crake15
Rufous-sided Crake1
Gray-breasted Crake9
Yellow-breasted Crake1
Ash-throated Crake19
Paint-billed Crake3
Spotted Rail4
Common gallinule1
Purple Gallinule51
Azure Gallinule3
American Golden-Plover27
Black-bellied Plover3
Southern Lapwing1
Semipalmated Plover44
Wilson's Plover2
Collared Plover11
Black-necked Stilt1
South American Snipe4
Upland Sandpiper27
Spotted Sandpiper107
Greater Yellowlegs9
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Solitary Sandpiper65
Ruddy Turnstone14
Semipalmated Sandpiper41
Western Sandpiper1
Least Sandpiper19
White-rumped Sandpiper6
Pectoral Sandpiper6
Stilt Sandpiper2
Buff-breasted Sandpiper5
Wattled Jacana145
Black-headed Gull3
Laughing Gull150
Brown Noddy1
Least Tern6
Yellow-billed Tern15
Large-billed Tern93
Gull-billed Tern1
Black Tern2
Common Tern11
Royal Tern5
Black Skimmer60
Scaled Pigeon4
Pale-vented Pigeon13
Plumbeous Pigeon1
Ruddy Pigeon3
Eared Dove1
Mourning Dove2
White-tipped Dove22
Gray-fronted Dove36
Common Ground-Dove15
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove46
Ruddy Ground-Dove323
Blue Ground-Dove1
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet1
Golden-winged Parakeet15
Caica Parrot1
Dusky Parrot8
Blue-headed Parrot23
Blue-cheeked Parrot1
Yellow-crowned Parrot4
Mealy Parrot5
Orange-winged Parrot115
Green-rumped Parrotlet106
Black-headed Parrot2
Red-fan Parrot1
Painted Parakeet2
Brown-throated Parakeet41
Blue-and-yellow Macaw9
Scarlet Macaw11
Red-and-green Macaw2
Chestnut-fronted Macaw56
Red-shouldered Macaw11
White-eyed Parakeet4
Little Cuckoo68
Squirrel Cuckoo10
Dark-billed Cuckoo4
Mangrove Cuckoo5
Greater Ani65
Smooth-billed Ani212
Striped Cuckoo67
Barn Owl59
Tropical Screech-Owl14
Crested Owl1
Spectacled Owl23
Burrowing Owl2
Striped Owl21
Great Potoo9
Common Potoo3
Nacunda Nighthawk2
Lesser Nighthawk23
Short-tailed Nighthawk1
Common Pauraque7
Spot-tailed Nightjar1
Ladder-tailed Nightjar2
Band-rumped Swift1
Short-tailed Swift212
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift55
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift35
Crimson Topaz1
White-necked Jacobin26
Rufous-breasted Hermit15
Pale-tailed Barbthroat1
Little Hermit8
Reddish Hermit3
Straight-billed Hermit1
Long-tailed Hermit3
Black-eared Fairy1
White-tailed Goldenthroat7
Green-tailed Goldenthroat3
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird6
Green-throated Mango32
Black-throated Mango49
Racket-tailed Coquette1
Tufted Coquette4
Amethyst Woodstar1
Blue-tailed Emerald12
Blue-chinned Sapphire23
Gray-breasted Sabrewing2
Fork-tailed Woodnymph2
Plain-bellied Emerald14
White-chested Emerald2
Glittering-throated Emerald233
Rufous-throated Sapphire2
White-chinned Sapphire8
Black-tailed Trogon2
Green-backed Trogon4
Guianan Trogon2
Black-throated Trogon1
Ringed Kingfisher59
Amazon Kingfisher2
Green Kingfisher31
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher9
American Pygmy Kingfisher46
Blue-crowned Motmot1
Brown Jacamar1
Yellow-billed Jacamar1
Green-tailed Jacamar32
Bronzy Jacamar1
Paradise Jacamar1
Great Jacamar1
Guianan Puffbird1
Pied Puffbird12
Spotted Puffbird4
Collared Puffbird1
Black Nunbird2
Swallow-winged Puffbird11
Black-spotted Barbet2
Toco Toucan1
White-throated Toucan4
Channel-billed Toucan1
Guianan Toucanet2
Green Aracari2
Black-necked Aracari20
Golden-spangled Piculet1
Arrowhead Piculet109
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker1
Red-crowned Woodpecker2
Golden-collared Woodpecker3
Blood-colored Woodpecker85
Yellow-throated Woodpecker1
Golden-olive Woodpecker1
Spot-breasted Woodpecker1
Waved Woodpecker3
Chestnut Woodpecker2
Cream-colored Woodpecker6
Ringed Woodpecker1
Lineated Woodpecker15
Red-necked Woodpecker4
Crimson-crested Woodpecker8
Short-billed Leaftosser1
Long-tailed Woodcreeper1
Plain-brown Woodcreeper2
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper2
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper2
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper1
Black-banded Woodcreeper1
Striped Woodcreeper2
Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper1
Buff-throated Woodcreeper6
Straight-billed Woodcreeper69
Curve-billed Scythebill1
Guianan Woodcreeper1
Slender-billed Xenops2
Plain Xenops1
Point-tailed Palmcreeper1
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner1
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner1
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner1
Yellow-chinned Spinetail119
Plain-crowned Spinetail98
McConnell's Spinetail1
Pale-breasted Spinetail59
Ruddy Spinetail1
Ash-winged Antwren1
Fasciated Antshrike1
Black-throated Antshrike5
Great Antshrike21
Black-crested Antshrike109
Barred Antshrike203
Mouse-colored Antshrike2
Northern Slaty-Antshrike2
Band-tailed Antshrike1
Amazonian Antshrike2
Dusky-throated Antshrike1
Cinereous Antshrike1
Spot-winged Antshrike1
Brown-bellied Antwren1
Pygmy Antwren3
Guianan Streaked-Antwren5
White-flanked Antwren3
Long-winged Antwren1
Gray Antwren1
Spot-tailed Antwren1
Todd's Antwren1
Dot-winged Antwren1
White-fringed Antwren1
Guianan Warbling-Antbird2
Gray Antbird1
Dusky Antbird1
Blackish Antbird3
White-browed Antbird4
Black-chinned Antbird3
Silvered Antbird23
Black-headed Antbird1
Ferruginous-backed Antbird1
Black-throated Antbird1
White-plumed Antbird2
Rufous-throated Antbird1
Spot-backed Antbird1
Common Scale-backed Antbird1
Rufous-capped Antthrush1
Black-faced Antthrush1
Variegated Antpitta1
Spotted Antpitta1
Thrush-like Antpitta1
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet25
Forest Elaenia8
Yellow-crowned Elaenia9
Yellow-bellied Elaenia128
Small-billed Elaenia2
Plain-crested Elaenia1
Rufous-crowned Elaenia1
White-lored Tyrannulet1
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet51
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet68
Guianan Tyrannulet3
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher5
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher1
Pale-tipped Tyrannulet44
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant1
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant1
Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant4
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher163
Common Tody-Flycatcher182
Painted Tody-Flycatcher7
Olivaceous Flatbill1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher3
Gray-crowned Flycatcher11
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher49
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill1
White-crested Spadebill1
Royal Flycatcher1
Fuscous Flycatcher8
Tropical Pewee1
Pied Water-Tyrant180
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant30
Long-tailed Tyrant1
Piratic Flycatcher28
Rusty-margined Flycatcher188
Dusky-chested Flycatcher1
Great Kiskadee312
Lesser Kiskadee55
Yellow-throated Flycatcher3
Streaked Flycatcher4
Boat-billed Flycatcher72
Sulphury Flycatcher2
Variegated Flycatcher10
Tropical Kingbird164
Fork-tailed Flycatcher189
Gray Kingbird128
Grayish Mourner2
Dusky-capped Flycatcher1
Swainson's Flycatcher1
Short-crested Flycatcher29
Cinnamon Attila73
Bright-rumped Attila4
Guianan Red-Cotinga1
Purple-throated Fruitcrow2
Spangled Cotinga1
Screaming Piha2
Pompadour Cotinga1
Bare-necked Fruitcrow1
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin1
White-throated Manakin1
Blue-backed Manakin2
Black Manakin1
White-crowned Manakin1
White-bearded Manakin2
Crimson-hooded Manakin41
White-fronted Manakin1
Black-tailed Tityra2
Olivaceous Schiffornis1
Cinereous Mourner1
Cinereous Becard64
White-winged Becard39
Black-capped Becard1
Glossy-backed Becard1
Pink-throated Becard1
Wing-barred Piprites1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike1
Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo1
Red-eyed Vireo25
Lemon-chested Greenlet1
Ashy-headed Greenlet79
Cayenne Jay3
Blue-and-white Swallow7
Black-collared Swallow1
White-banded Swallow1
Southern Rough-winged Swallow59
Brown-chested Martin4
Purple Martin5
Gray-breasted Martin212
Southern Martin3
White-winged Swallow95
Bank Swallow2
Barn Swallow54
House Wren316
Coraya Wren5
Buff-breasted Wren77
White-breasted Wood-Wren1
Musician Wren1
Long-billed Gnatwren1
Tropical Gnatcatcher68
Black-capped Donacobius60
Pale-breasted Thrush340
Cocoa Thrush8
Spectacled Thrush51
White-necked Thrush1
Tropical Mockingbird309
Red-capped Cardinal1
Black-faced Tanager3
Red-billed Pied-Tanager2
Hooded Tanager34
Gray-headed Tanager1
Fulvous-crested Tanager2
White-lined Tanager99
Red-shouldered Tanager1
Silver-beaked Tanager245
Blue-gray Tanager267
Palm Tanager171
Burnished-buff Tanager16
Spotted Tanager1
Turquoise Tanager23
Paradise Tanager1
Opal-rumped Tanager1
Bay-headed Tanager1
Black-faced Dacnis1
Blue Dacnis2
Short-billed Honeycreeper1
Purple Honeycreeper22
Red-legged Honeycreeper6
Green Honeycreeper2
Guira Tanager2
Yellow-backed Tanager1
Chestnut-vented Conebill4
Bicolored Conebill4
Saffron Finch3
Grassland Yellow-Finch1
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch2
Blue-black Grassquit164
Slate-colored Seedeater3
Wing-barred Seedeater108
Lesson's Seedeater3
Lined Seedeater21
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater14
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater4
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch6
Large-billed Seed-Finch1
Red-crested Finch2
Slate-colored Grosbeak1
Buff-throated Saltator6
Grayish Saltator81
Rufous-collared Sparrow3
Grassland Sparrow1
Pectoral Sparrow2
Summer Tanager4
Yellow-green Grosbeak1
Blue-black Grosbeak3
Northern Waterthrush2
Masked Yellowthroat15
Tropical Parula1
Yellow Warbler246
Blackpoll Warbler2
Green Oropendola1
Crested Oropendola102
Yellow-rumped Cacique30
Red-rumped Cacique3
Epaulet Oriole5
Yellow Oriole54
Yellow-hooded Blackbird27
Giant Cowbird12
Shiny Cowbird96
Carib Grackle6
Red-breasted Blackbird110
Eastern Meadowlark1
Purple-throated Euphonia1
Finsch's Euphonia10
Violaceous Euphonia63
Golden-bellied Euphonia1
White-vented Euphonia8
Golden-sided Euphonia2
House Sparrow14

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