Weg naar zee (hotspot) Dutch text English text Vogels in Suriname/Birds in Suriname

The table gives all the birds (more then 250 species) that I could find reported to be observed (seen, heard, caught) in the Weg naar zee area, a road leading to the sea some ten miles west from Paramaribo centre. Most of the road goes through an agricultural area, at the end you find mangroves and mudflats near the sea.

The right column gives the number of times an observer made a report, that was subsequentially processed into my database . How big a group of birds was seen each time, is not indicated here as only one observation per day is counted. The list of reports begins in 1945.

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
(262 species)
Number of
White-faced Whistling-Duck1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck3
Muscovy Duck5
White-cheeked Pintail8
Blue-winged Teal2
Brown Pelican16
Neotropic Cormorant1
Magnificent Frigatebird45
Boat-billed Heron1
Least Bittern2
Stripe-backed Bittern3
Black-crowned Night-Heron10
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron13
Striated Heron55
Cattle Egret62
Cocoi Heron27
Great Egret52
Tricolored Heron66
Snowy Egret77
Little Blue Heron84
Scarlet Ibis53
Buff-necked Ibis1
Roseate Spoonbill4
Wood Stork41
Turkey Vulture39
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture23
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture7
Black Vulture47
King Vulture1
Hook-billed Kite1
Gray-headed Kite1
Swallow-tailed Kite1
Black-collared Hawk50
Snail Kite78
Slender-billed Kite9
Plumbeous Kite1
Long-winged Harrier52
Crane Hawk2
Rufous Crab-Hawk69
Savanna Hawk15
Great Black-Hawk11
Roadside Hawk20
White-tailed Hawk1
Gray-lined Hawk15
Zone-tailed Hawk6
Laughing Falcon41
Crested Caracara1
Yellow-headed Caracara52
Bat Falcon10
Aplomado Falcon1
Peregrine Falcon31
Mangrove Rail2
Gray-necked Wood-Rail2
Russet-crowned Crake2
Gray-breasted Crake2
Ash-throated Crake1
Purple Gallinule7
Azure Gallinule5
American Golden-Plover4
Black-bellied Plover79
Southern Lapwing1
Semipalmated Plover116
Wilson's Plover2
Collared Plover2
Black-necked Stilt1
South American Snipe2
Short-billed Dowitcher70
Hudsonian Godwit3
Upland Sandpiper3
Spotted Sandpiper124
Greater Yellowlegs107
Lesser Yellowlegs86
Solitary Sandpiper20
Ruddy Turnstone62
Red Knot7
Semipalmated Sandpiper145
Western Sandpiper14
Least Sandpiper70
White-rumped Sandpiper21
Pectoral Sandpiper4
Stilt Sandpiper1
Wattled Jacana65
Laughing Gull25
Lesser Black-backed Gull (LBBG)1
Least Tern4
Yellow-billed Tern15
Large-billed Tern19
Gull-billed Tern14
Common Tern4
Royal Tern3
Black Skimmer60
Pale-vented Pigeon16
White-tipped Dove10
Gray-fronted Dove5
Common Ground-Dove9
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove22
Ruddy Ground-Dove49
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet1
Golden-winged Parakeet1
Blue-headed Parrot1
Yellow-crowned Parrot5
Mealy Parrot2
Orange-winged Parrot44
Green-rumped Parrotlet64
Brown-throated Parakeet38
Red-bellied Macaw1
Blue-and-yellow Macaw1
Chestnut-fronted Macaw1
Little Cuckoo22
Squirrel Cuckoo1
Dark-billed Cuckoo1
Mangrove Cuckoo2
Greater Ani30
Smooth-billed Ani54
Striped Cuckoo45
Tropical Screech-Owl1
Common Pauraque1
Band-rumped Swift1
Sick's Swift2
Short-tailed Swift36
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift1
White-necked Jacobin1
Little Hermit1
Reddish Hermit1
White-tailed Goldenthroat1
Green-throated Mango3
Black-throated Mango8
Long-billed Starthroat1
Amethyst Woodstar1
Blue-tailed Emerald2
Gray-breasted Sabrewing2
Plain-bellied Emerald10
White-chested Emerald3
Glittering-throated Emerald19
White-chinned Sapphire3
Green-backed Trogon2
Ringed Kingfisher25
Belted Kingfisher1
Green Kingfisher10
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher2
American Pygmy Kingfisher16
Green-tailed Jacamar7
Pied Puffbird3
Swallow-winged Puffbird1
Toco Toucan5
Black-necked Aracari1
Golden-spangled Piculet1
Arrowhead Piculet29
White Woodpecker4
Red-crowned Woodpecker27
Blood-colored Woodpecker11
Spot-breasted Woodpecker17
Cream-colored Woodpecker1
Lineated Woodpecker12
Red-necked Woodpecker2
Crimson-crested Woodpecker8
Buff-throated Woodcreeper1
Straight-billed Woodcreeper22
Yellow-chinned Spinetail62
Plain-crowned Spinetail21
Pale-breasted Spinetail28
Great Antshrike9
Black-crested Antshrike51
Barred Antshrike28
Northern Slaty-Antshrike1
Pygmy Antwren1
Guianan Streaked-Antwren1
Guianan Warbling-Antbird1
Blackish Antbird2
White-browed Antbird1
Silvered Antbird7
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet3
Forest Elaenia1
Yellow-crowned Elaenia1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia43
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet3
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet18
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher4
Pale-tipped Tyrannulet26
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher52
Common Tody-Flycatcher23
Painted Tody-Flycatcher2
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher10
Pied Water-Tyrant77
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant39
Piratic Flycatcher9
Rusty-margined Flycatcher42
Great Kiskadee64
Lesser Kiskadee12
Streaked Flycatcher3
Boat-billed Flycatcher14
Sulphury Flycatcher1
Tropical Kingbird49
Fork-tailed Flycatcher6
Eastern Kingbird1
Gray Kingbird18
Dusky-capped Flycatcher1
Short-crested Flycatcher9
Brown-crested Flycatcher10
Cinnamon Attila13
Crimson-hooded Manakin1
Black-crowned Tityra1
Cinereous Becard19
White-winged Becard1
Red-eyed Vireo1
Ashy-headed Greenlet21
Blue-and-white Swallow1
Southern Rough-winged Swallow1
Brown-chested Martin4
Gray-breasted Martin45
Southern Martin7
White-winged Swallow20
Barn Swallow24
House Wren59
Buff-breasted Wren18
Tropical Gnatcatcher17
Black-capped Donacobius32
Pale-breasted Thrush27
Cocoa Thrush1
Spectacled Thrush3
Tropical Mockingbird49
Hooded Tanager2
White-lined Tanager21
Silver-beaked Tanager44
Blue-gray Tanager48
Palm Tanager40
Turquoise Tanager6
Bicolored Conebill24
Grassland Yellow-Finch1
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch1
Blue-black Grassquit40
Plumbeous Seedeater1
Wing-barred Seedeater43
Lined Seedeater6
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater9
Large-billed Seed-Finch1
Buff-throated Saltator1
Grayish Saltator26
Northern Waterthrush3
Masked Yellowthroat9
Yellow Warbler21
Crested Oropendola25
Yellow-rumped Cacique11
Epaulet Oriole2
Yellow Oriole45
Yellow-hooded Blackbird30
Giant Cowbird3
Shiny Cowbird21
Carib Grackle17
Red-breasted Blackbird61
Finsch's Euphonia1
Violaceous Euphonia7
Golden-rumped Euphonia1

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