Nickerie (hotspot) Dutch text English text Vogels in Suriname/Birds in Suriname

Nickerie forms the western part of Suriname, with Nieuw Nickerie as the main town. It consists of lowlands, with many polders and marshes. The main human activity is rice farming. Nickerie has many places with a rich birdlive: the seacoast with mangrove, the lagoons with brackish water behind it and many fresh water swamps. Herons (I counted 13 species in the vicinity of the main town: Nieuw-Nickerie), scarlet ibises, birds of prey and migrating birds abound.

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
(238 species)
Number of
Fulvous Whistling-Duck1
White-faced Whistling-Duck2
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck8
Muscovy Duck6
Northern Pintail1
White-cheeked Pintail6
Blue-winged Teal8
Masked Duck1
Least Grebe8
Pied-billed Grebe1
American Flamingo5
Brown Pelican13
Neotropic Cormorant13
Magnificent Frigatebird44
Rufescent Tiger-Heron1
Boat-billed Heron1
Black-crowned Night-Heron16
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron16
Striated Heron43
Cattle Egret77
Cocoi Heron13
Great Egret59
Capped Heron1
Tricolored Heron33
Snowy Egret49
Little Blue Heron39
Scarlet Ibis29
Green Ibis4
Roseate Spoonbill2
Maguari Stork6
Wood Stork9
Turkey Vulture34
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture3
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture1
Black Vulture35
White-tailed Kite3
Pearl Kite1
Swallow-tailed Kite2
Black-collared Hawk19
Snail Kite55
Slender-billed Kite2
Plumbeous Kite1
Long-winged Harrier61
Crane Hawk1
Rufous Crab-Hawk22
Savanna Hawk22
Great Black-Hawk16
Roadside Hawk11
White-tailed Hawk2
Gray-lined Hawk3
Zone-tailed Hawk1
Laughing Falcon12
Crested Caracara24
Yellow-headed Caracara39
Bat Falcon8
Orange-breasted Falcon1
Peregrine Falcon19
Mangrove Rail2
Gray-necked Wood-Rail6
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail1
Gray-breasted Crake1
Common gallinule2
Purple Gallinule6
Azure Gallinule2
Black-bellied Plover24
Pied Lapwing1
Southern Lapwing2
Semipalmated Plover36
Wilson's Plover1
Collared Plover8
Black-necked Stilt9
South American Snipe4
Short-billed Dowitcher4
Upland Sandpiper1
Spotted Sandpiper56
Greater Yellowlegs24
Lesser Yellowlegs22
Solitary Sandpiper23
Ruddy Turnstone21
Red Knot11
Semipalmated Sandpiper25
Western Sandpiper3
Least Sandpiper12
White-rumped Sandpiper5
Pectoral Sandpiper3
Stilt Sandpiper2
Wattled Jacana56
Laughing Gull23
Least Tern9
Yellow-billed Tern16
Large-billed Tern27
Gull-billed Tern18
Black Tern1
Common Tern9
Royal Tern15
Black Skimmer31
Pale-vented Pigeon5
White-tipped Dove2
Common Ground-Dove9
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove5
Ruddy Ground-Dove27
Blue-headed Parrot1
Yellow-crowned Parrot1
Orange-winged Parrot15
Green-rumped Parrotlet8
Red-fan Parrot1
Brown-throated Parakeet17
Blue-and-yellow Macaw8
White-eyed Parakeet27
Little Cuckoo3
Squirrel Cuckoo2
Dark-billed Cuckoo1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo1
Mangrove Cuckoo2
Greater Ani13
Smooth-billed Ani38
Striped Cuckoo13
Barn Owl14
Tropical Screech-Owl1
Great Horned Owl1
Striped Owl1
Short-eared Owl1
Great Potoo1
Lesser Nighthawk2
Sick's Swift1
Short-tailed Swift3
Rufous-breasted Hermit1
White-tailed Goldenthroat2
Green-throated Mango5
Plain-bellied Emerald7
Glittering-throated Emerald4
White-chinned Sapphire1
Ringed Kingfisher13
Amazon Kingfisher3
Green Kingfisher3
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher2
Swallow-winged Puffbird1
Black-necked Aracari3
Arrowhead Piculet4
Blood-colored Woodpecker2
Spot-breasted Woodpecker3
Lineated Woodpecker4
Red-necked Woodpecker1
Crimson-crested Woodpecker2
Straight-billed Woodcreeper3
Yellow-chinned Spinetail31
Plain-crowned Spinetail6
Pale-breasted Spinetail7
Ruddy Spinetail1
Great Antshrike3
Black-crested Antshrike9
Barred Antshrike3
Forest Elaenia1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia8
Small-billed Elaenia1
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet4
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet16
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher2
Pale-tipped Tyrannulet2
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher42
Common Tody-Flycatcher4
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher2
Tropical Pewee3
Pied Water-Tyrant52
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant4
Piratic Flycatcher1
Rusty-margined Flycatcher15
Great Kiskadee59
Lesser Kiskadee7
Streaked Flycatcher8
Boat-billed Flycatcher2
Tropical Kingbird23
Fork-tailed Flycatcher11
Eastern Kingbird1
Gray Kingbird29
Short-crested Flycatcher2
Brown-crested Flycatcher9
Cinereous Becard6
White-winged Becard4
Ashy-headed Greenlet5
Blue-and-white Swallow8
Southern Rough-winged Swallow1
Brown-chested Martin9
Gray-breasted Martin37
Southern Martin1
White-winged Swallow23
Bank Swallow2
Barn Swallow36
House Wren32
Buff-breasted Wren1
Tropical Gnatcatcher6
Black-capped Donacobius3
Pale-breasted Thrush4
Tropical Mockingbird12
Red-capped Cardinal2
Hooded Tanager3
Silver-beaked Tanager10
Blue-gray Tanager31
Palm Tanager16
Turquoise Tanager2
Bicolored Conebill13
Grassland Yellow-Finch10
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch1
Blue-black Grassquit36
Wing-barred Seedeater9
Lesson's Seedeater2
Lined Seedeater5
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater6
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater8
Grayish Saltator5
Northern Waterthrush10
Prothonotary Warbler1
American Redstart2
Yellow Warbler17
Crested Oropendola3
Yellow-rumped Cacique11
Red-rumped Cacique1
Yellow Oriole51
Yellow-hooded Blackbird19
Giant Cowbird1
Shiny Cowbird12
Carib Grackle11
Red-breasted Blackbird25
Violaceous Euphonia1
House Sparrow15

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