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Endangered Birds List

This List of Endangered Birds Will Leave You Feeling Disturbed

Birds are considered the symbol of love and peace, but did you know that many of our feathered friends are slowly losing their existence? Check out this list...
BirdEden Staff
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018
Birds, our chirpy feathered friends, who have amazed us by their aerodynamics and exotic colors, are under great threat. There are 9,934 species of birds that are extant in the world today, out of which, a staggering 1,313 (13%) are threatened under extinction. As the recent data by the IUCN states, around 197 species are considered critically endangered, and 389 are listed as endangered. The rest are categorized under vulnerable.

Since the 1500s, 130 species of birds have gone extinct, and the number sadly continues to be on the rise. In fact, 4 species of birds are said to be extinct in the wild. However, conservationists are working towards reviving their numbers. The greatest threat to these birds are, well of course, us humans! Deforestation and poaching, along with changing climatic conditions are contributing to the decrease in their numbers. 
Birds Listed Extinct in the wild
  • Alagoas Curassow
  • Guam Rail
  • Socorro Dove
  • Hawaiian Crow 
Birds Listed Critically Endangered
  •  Zapata Rail
  •  White-winged Guan
  •  White-collared Kite
  •  White-bellied Heron
  •  Waved Albatross
  •  Turquoise-throated Puffleg
  •  Tristan Albatross
  •  Townsend's Shearwater
  •  Taita Apalis
  •  Tachira Antpitta
  •  Sulu Hornbill
  •  Stresemann's Bristlefront
  •  Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  •  Socorro Mockingbird
  •  Slender-billed Vulture
  •  Silvery Wood-pigeon
  •  Siau Scops-owl
  •  Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher
  •  Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird
  •  Sao Tome Fiscal
  •  Sangihe Shrike-thrush
  •  Rufous-headed Hornbill
  •  Royal Cinclodes
  •  Rio de Janeiro Antwren
  •  Reunion Cuckooshrike
  •  Red-throated Lorikeet
  •  Raso Lark
  •  Puerto Rican Nightjar
  •  Puaiohi
  •  Polynesian Ground-dove
  •  Pink-headed Duck
  •  Philippine Cockatoo
  •  Palila
  •  Ou
  •  Olomao
  •  Oahu Alauahio
  •  Northern Bald Ibis
  •  Nightingale Reed-warbler
  •  Niceforo's Wren
  •  New Caledonian Rail
  •  New Caledonian
  •  Negros Bleeding-heart
  •  Montserrat Oriole
  •  Mindoro Bleeding-heart
  •  Medium Tree-finch
  •  Maui Parrotbill
  •  Masafuera Rayadito
  •  Mariana Crow
  •  Malherbe's Parakeet
  •  Magenta Petrel
  •  Madagascar Fish-eagle
  •  Liberian Greenbul
  •  Laysan Duck
  •  Kinglet Calyptura
  •  Kaempfer's Woodpecker
  •  Juan Fern├índez Firecrown
  •  Javan Lapwing
  •  Jamaica Petrel
  •  Isabela Oriole
  •  Indigo-winged Parrot
  •  Imperial Woodpecker
  •  Honduran Emerald
  •  Guadalupe Storm-petrel
  •  Grenada Dove
  •  Gough Bunting
  •  Golden White-eye
  •  Giant Ibis
  •  Forest Owlet
  •  Floreana Mockingbird
  •  Fatuhiva Monarch
  •  Faichuk White-eye
  •  Dwarf Olive Ibis
  •  Djibouti Francolin
  •  Crow Honeyeater
  •  Cozumel Thrasher
  •  Colorful Puffleg
  •  Chinese Crested Tern
  •  Chatham Islands Shag
  •  Cebu Flowerpecker
  •  Campbell Islands Teal
  •  Brazilian Merganser
  •  Blue-fronted Lorikeet
  •  Blue-crowned Laughingthrush
  •  Black-winged Starling
  •  Black-chinned Monarch
  •  Black Stilt
  •  Belding's Yellowthroat
  •  Banggai Crow
  •  Balearic Shearwater
  •  Bachman's Warbler
  •  Araripe Manakin
  •  Anjouan Scops-owl
  •  Alagoas Foliage-gleaner
  •  Akohekohe
  •  Akekee
  •  Akikiki
  •  Alagoas Antwren
  •  Amsterdam Albatross
  •  Antioquia Brush-Finch
  •  Archer's Lark
  •  Bahia Tapaculo
  •  Bali Starling
  •  Beck's Petrel
  •  Bengal Florican
  •  Black-breasted Puffleg
  •  Black-hooded Coucal
  •  Blue-billed Curassow
  •  Blue-eyed Ground-dove
  •  Blue-throated Macaw
  •  California Condor
  •  Carrizal Seedeater
  •  Cerulean Paradise-flycatcher
  •  Cherry-throated Tanager
  •  Christmas Frigatebird
  •  Cone-billed Tanager
  •  Crested Shelduck
  •  Cuban Kite
  •  Dusky Starfrontlet
  •  Eskimo Curlew
  •  Nihoa Millerbird
  •  Fiji Petrel
  •  Flores Hawk-eagle
  •  Gal├ípagos Petrel
  •  Glaucous Macaw
  •  Gorgeted Puffleg
  •  Grand Comoro Scops-owl
  •  Gray-breasted Parakeet
  •  Himalayan Quail
  •  Hooded Seedeater
  •  Indian Vulture
  •  Iquitos Gnatcatcher
  •  Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  •  Jamaican Pauraque
  •  Jerdon's Courser
  •  Junin Grebe
  •  Kakapo
  •  Kittlitz's Murrelet
  •  Liben Lark
  •  Long-billed Tailorbird
  •  Madagascar Pochard
  •  Makira Moorhen
  •  Mangrove Finch
  •  Marquesan Kingfisher
  •  Mascarene Petrel
  •  Mauritius Olive White-eye
  •  Millerbird
  •  Moheli Scops-owl
  •  Munchique Wood-wren
  •  Negros Fruit-dove
  •  New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
  •  New Zealand Storm-petrel
  •  Night Parrot
  •  Nihoa Finch
  •  Nukupuu
  •  Okinawa Woodpecker
  •  Orange-bellied Parrot
  •  Pale-headed Brush-finch
  •  Pernambuco Pygmy-owl
  •  Philippine Eagle
  •  Pohnpei Starling
  •  Poo-uli
  •  Puerto Rican Amazon
  •  Purple-winged Ground-dove
  •  Red-headed Vulture
  •  Restinga Antwren
  •  Ridgway's Hawk
  •  Rota Bridled White-eye
  •  Rueck's Blue-flycatcher
  •  Samoan Moorhen
  •  Sangihe White-eye
  •  Sao Tome Grosbeak
  •  Semper's Warbler
  •  Short-crested Coquette
  •  Siberian Crane
  •  Slender-billed Curlew
  •  Sociable Lapwing
  •  Spix's Macaw
  •  St Helena Plover
  •  Sulu Bleeding-heart
  •  Sumatran Ground-cuckoo
  •  Tahiti Monarch
  •  Taita Thrush
  •  Trinidad Piping-guan
  •  Tuamotu Kingfisher
  •  Uluguru Bush-shrike
  •  White-bellied Cinclodes
  •  White-chested White-eye
  •  White-eyed River-martin
  •  White-shouldered Ibis
  •  Yellow-crested Cockatoo
  •  Zino's Petrel
Birds Listed as Endangered
  •  Yellowhead
  •  Yellow-throated Apalis
  •  Yellow-rumped Antwren
  •  Yellow-headed Amazon
  •  Yellow-eared Parrot
  •  Yellow-billed Cotinga
  •  Worthen's Sparrow
  •  Whooping Crane
  •  White-winged Flufftail
  •  White-winged Cotinga
  •  White-throated Storm-petrel
  •  White-throated Jungle-flycatcher
  •  White-mantled Barbet
  •  White-eyed Starling
  •  White-browed Tit-Spinetail
  •  White-breasted Thrasher
  •  Whistling Warbler
  •  Wattled Curassow
  •  Visayan Hornbill
  •  Vinaceous Amazon
  •  Venezuelan Sylph
  •  Van Dam's Vanga
  •  Usambara Weaver
  •  Usambara Akalat
  •  Upper Magdalena Tapaculo
  •  Udzungwa Forest-partridge
  •  Turner's Eremomela
  •  Tricoloured Blackbird
  •  Tolima Dove
  •  Timor Imperial-pigeon
  •  Thyolo Alethe
  •  Tawitawi Brown Dove
  •  Talaud Rail
  •  Tahiti Reed-warbler
  •  Swierstra's Francolin
  •  Streak-breasted Bulbul
  •  St Lucia Black Finch
  •  Spotted Ground-thrush
  •  Splendid White-eye
  •  Sokoke Scops Owl
  •  Socorro Parakeet
  •  Slender-billed Flufftail
  •  Slaty Becard
  •  Sichuan Partridge
  •  Sharpe's Longclaw
  •  Seychelles Scops-owl
  •  Serendib Scops Owl
  •  Scaly-sided Merganser
  •  Santa Marta Sabrewing
  •  Santa Marta Bush-tyrant
  •  Santa Cruz Ground-dove
  •  Sakalava Rail
  •  Russet-bellied Spinetail
  •  Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch
  •  Rufous Flycatcher
  •  Rubeho Akalat
  •  Rodrigues Warbler
  •  Reunion Harrier
  •  Red-fronted Macaw
  •  Red-crowned Amazon
  •  Red-breasted Goose
  •  Red-bellied Grackle
  •  Red Siskin
  •  Rarotonga Monarch
  •  Pulitzer's Longbill
  •  Polynesian Megapode
  •  Plains-wanderer
  •  Plain-flanked Rail
  •  Pitcairn Reed-warbler
  •  Pink Pigeon
  •  Pfrimer's Parakeet
  •  Peruvian Plantcutter
  •  Perija Thistletail
  •  Paria Redstart
  •  Oriental Stork
  •  Orange-bellied Antwren
  •  Ochre-fronted Antpitta
  •  Northern Rockhopper Penguin
  •  Norfolk Island Parakeet
  •  Newell's Shearwater
  •  Negros Striped-babbler
  •  Nahan's Francolin
  •  Mount Kupe Bush-shrike
  •  Moluccan Woodcock
  •  Mindoro Hornbill
  •  Micronesian Megapode
  •  Mauritius Parakeet
  •  Maui Alauahio
  •  Masked Finfoot
  •  Marsh Tapaculo
  •  Marquesan Monarch
  •  Mariana Fruit-dove
  •  Mao
  •  Mallee Emu-wren
  •  Madagascar Teal
  •  Madagascar Sacred Ibis
  •  Madagascar Heron
  •  Loveridge's Sunbird
  •  Long-whiskered Owlet
  •  Lompobatang Flycatcher
  •  Lear's Macaw
  •  Kungwe Apalis
  •  Kofiau Paradise-kingfisher
  •  Kaka
  •  Kaempfer's Tody-tyrant
  •  Jocotoco Antpitta
  •  Javan Hawk-eagle
  •  Jamaican Blackbird
  •  Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
  •  Ibadan Malimbe
  •  Hutton's Shearwater
  •  Horned Curassow
  •  Hooded Grebe
  •  Hispaniolan Crossbill
  •  Helmeted Curassow
  •  Hawaii Creeper
  •  Gurney's Pitta
  •  Gundlach's Hawk
  •  Gray-headed Warbler
  •  Gray-cheeked Parakeet
  •  Gray-backed Hawk
  •  Greater Adjutant
  •  Great Green Macaw
  •  Grand Comoro Flycatcher
  •  Gouldian Finch
  •  Golden-shouldered Parrot
  •  Golden-cheeked Warbler
  •  Golden Parakeet
  •  Gola Malimbe
  •  Galapagos Penguin
  •  Gabela Bush-shrike
  •  Fuerteventura Stonechat
  •  Forty-spotted Pardalote
  •  Flores Scops-owl
  •  Flores Hanging-parrot
  •  Flightless Cormorant
  •  Ethiopian Bush-crow
  •  Erect-crested Penguin
  •  El Oro Parakeet
  •  Edwards's Pheasant
  •  Eastern Bristlebird
  •  Crowned Eagle
  •  Collared Laughingthrush
  •  Clarke's Weaver
  •  Choco Vireo
  •  Chestnut-capped Piha
  •  Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer
  •  Chatham Parakeet
  •  Cauca Guan
  •  Cape Verde Warbler
  •  Bruijn's Brush-turkey
  •  Brown-backed Parrotlet
  •  Bridled White-eye
  •  Bornean Peacock-pheasant
  •  Bogota Rail
  •  Blue-headed Quail-dove
  •  Blue Duck
  •  Blackish-headed Spinetail
  •  Black-polled Yellowthroat
  •  Black-fronted Tern
  •  Black-footed Albatross
  •  Black-eared Miner
  •  Black-cheeked Ant-tanager
  •  Black-browed Albatross
  •  Black Shama
  •  Biak Scops-owl
  •  Bermuda Petrel
  •  Baudo Oropendola
  •  Baudin's Black-cockatoo
  •  Basra Reed-warbler
  •  Bannerman's Turaco
  •  Banded Wattle-eye
  •  Banded Cotinga
  •  Bahama Swallow
  •  Azure-rumped Tanager
  •  Australian Painted Snipe
  •  Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
  •  Asian Crested Ibis
  •  Ash's Lark
  •  Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant
  •  Antioquia Bristle-tyrant
  •  Amani Sunbird
  •  Alagoas Tyrannulet
  •  Akepa
  •  Aberdare Cisticola
  •  Abbott's Booby
  •  African Penguin
  •  Akiapolaau
  •  Algerian Nuthatch
  •  Amber Mountain Rock-thrush
  •  Apolinar's Wren
  •  Ash-throated Antwren
  •  Ashy Storm-petrel
  •  Atlantic Petrel
  •  Australasian Bittern
  •  Azores Bullfinch
  •  Baer's Pochard
  •  Bahia Tyrannulet
  •  Banded Ground-cuckoo
  •  Bank Cormorant
  •  Barau's Petrel
  •  Bates's Weaver
  •  Baudo Guan
  •  Bay-breasted Cuckoo
  •  Biak Monarch
  •  Black Robin
  •  Black-billed Gull
  •  Black-capped Petrel
  •  Black-chinned Laughingthrush
  •  Black-faced Spoonbill
  •  Black-fronted Piping-guan
  •  Black-hooded Antwren
  •  Black-spectacled Brush-finch
  •  Blakiston's Fish-owl
  •  Blue-capped Hummingbird
  •  Blue-winged Racquet-tail
  •  Bolivian Spinetail
  •  Botha's Lark
  •  Brown Teal
  •  Brown-banded Antpitta
  •  Buff-breasted Buttonquail
  •  Carnaby's Black-cockatoo
  •  Chatham Oystercatcher
  •  Chatham Petrel
  •  Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird
  •  Chilean Woodstar
  •  Chuuk Monarch
  •  Cochabamba Mountain-finch
  •  Congo Bay-owl
  •  Cuban Sparrow
  •  Ecuadorian Tapaculo
  •  Egyptian Vulture
  •  Elegant Sunbird
  •  Esmeraldas Woodstar
  •  Flame-templed Babbler
  •  Flores Crow
  •  Flores Monarch
  •  Forbes's Blackbird
  •  Fringe-backed Fire-eye
  •  Gabela Akalat
  •  Gabela Helmet-shrike
  •  Giant Kingbird
  •  Gold-ringed Tanager
  •  Golden-backed Mountain-tanager
  •  Golden-naped Weaver
  •  Gorgeted Wood-quail
  •  Grand Comoro Drongo
  •  Grauer's Swamp-warbler
  •  Great Indian Bustard
  •  Green Peafowl
  •  Gray-bellied Comet
  •  Gray-crowned Crocias
  •  Guam Swiftlet
  •  Gunnison Sage-grouse
  •  Hainan Peacock-pheasant
  •  Hawaiian Duck
  •  Henderson Petrel
  •  Hoary-throated Spinetail
  •  Hook-billed Hermit
  •  Horned Guan
  •  Hyacinth Macaw
  •  Imperial Amazon
  •  Itombwe Nightjar
  •  Japanese Night-heron
  •  Javan Trogon
  •  Junin Rail
  •  Kagu
  •  Kiritimati Reed-warbler
  •  Kokako
  •  La Selle Thrush
  •  Lesser Florican
  •  Long-legged Thicketbird
  •  Lord Howe Woodhen
  •  Ludwig's Bustard
  •  Madagascar Pond-heron
  •  Madagascar Serpent-eagle
  •  Maleo
  •  Mangrove Hummingbird
  •  Marbled Murrelet
  •  Marquesan Imperial-pigeon
  •  Marsh Seedeater
  •  Marvelous Spatuletail
  •  Matinan Flycatcher
  •  Mauritius Fody
  •  Meller's Duck
  •  Minas Gerais Tyrannulet
  •  Mindoro Imperial-pigeon
  •  Mount Cameroon Francolin
  •  Mountain Grackle
  •  Narcondam Hornbill
  •  New Zealand Dotterel
  •  Nilgiri Blue Robin
  •  Northern Brown Kiwi
  •  Northern Royal Albatross
  •  Okinawa Rail
  •  Orange-breasted Bush-shrike
  •  Parana Antwren
  •  Perija Metaltail
  •  Peruvian Diving-petrel
  •  Peruvian Tern
  •  Phoenix Petrel
  •  Pinto's Spinetail
  •  Pitt Island Shag
  •  Plain-tailed Warbling-finch
  •  Polynesian Imperial-pigeon
  •  Prigogine's Greenbul
  •  Purple-backed Sunbeam
  •  Recurve-billed Bushbird
  •  Red-and-blue Lory
  •  Red-billed Curassow
  •  Red-browed Amazon
  •  Red-crowned Crane
  •  Regent Honeyeater
  •  Rimatara Lorikeet
  •  Royal Sunangel
  •  Rufous Fishing-owl
  •  Rufous-backed Bunting
  •  Rufous-throated White-eye
  •  Rusty-flanked Crake
  •  San Cristobal Mockingbird
  •  Santa Cruz Shrikebill
  •  Santa Marta Parakeet
  •  Scalloped Antbird
  •  Scissor-tailed Hummingbird
  •  Seychelles Magpie-robin
  •  Seychelles White-eye
  •  Shore Plover
  •  Sierra Madre Sparrow
  •  Slender Antbird
  •  Slender-billed White-eye
  •  Sokoke Pipit
  •  Sooty Albatross
  •  Spotted Greenshank
  •  Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush
  •  Storm's Stork
  •  Sun Parakeet
  •  Swift Parrot
  •  Takahe
  •  Taliabu Masked Owl
  •  Thick-billed Parrot
  •  Timor Green-pigeon
  •  Titicaca Grebe
  •  Tooth-billed Pigeon
  •  Tuamotu Sandpiper
  •  Tuxtla Quail-dove
  •  Ultramarine Lorikeet
  •  Urich's Tyrannulet
  •  Usambara Hyliota
  •  Uvea Parakeet
  •  Venezuelan Flowerpiercer
  •  Vietnamese Pheasant
  •  Violet-throated Metaltail
  •  Warsangli Linnet
  •  Wetar Ground-dove
  •  White-bellied Blue Robin
  •  White-browed Nuthatch
  •  White-eared Night-heron
  •  White-headed Duck
  •  White-tailed Laurel Pigeon
  •  White-throated Mountain-babbler
  •  White-tipped Monarch
  •  White winged Duck
  •  White-winged Nightjar
  •  Wilkins's Bunting
  •  Yellow Cardinal
  •  Yellow-browed Toucanet
  •  Yellow-eyed Penguin
  •  Yellow-headed Brush-finch
  •  Yellow-shouldered Blackbird
  •  Yellow-throated Seedeater
  •  Zapata Wren
Birds Listed as Vulnerable
  •  Yellow-casqued Hornbill
  •  Yellow-breasted Antwren
  •  White-winged Apalis
  •  White-headed Steamerduck
  •  White-crested Guan
  •  Vulturine Parrot
  •  Timneh Parrot
  •  Swan Goose
  •  Sucre Antpitta
  •  Sprague's Pipit
  •  Southern Brown Kiwi
  •  Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet
  •  Sapphire Quail-dove
  •  Rusty-tinged Antpitta
  •  Red-lored Whistler
  •  Red-bellied Grackle
  •  Puna Thistletail
  •  Philippine Duck
  •  Pearly Parakeet
  •  Palawan Hornbill
  •  Ochre-breasted Pipit
  •  Nilgiri Pipit
  •  Marcapata Spinetail
  •  Lined Antshrike
  •  Lemon-browed Flycatcher
  •  Karamoja Apalis
  •  Hooded Plover
  •  Guianan Streaked Antwren
  •  Gray Parrot
  •  Great Spotted Kiwi
  •  Ecuadorian Piedtail
  •  Dot-eared Coquette
  •  Crimson-bellied Parakeet
  •  Brown-cheeked Hornbill
  •  Bonin White-eye
  •  Blue Crane
  •  Black-tailed Antbird
  •  Black-girdled Barbet
  •  Black Curassow
  •  Bare-eyed Antbird
  •  Auckland Islands Teal
  •  Ash-breasted Antbird
  •  Agami Heron
  •  Ash-browed Spinetail
  •  Banded Sunbird
  •  Bearded Screech-owl
  •  Black-footed Albatross
  •  Black-mandibled Toucan
  •  Blossomcrown
  •  Blue-throated Piping-guan
  •  Brown-banded Antpitta
  •  Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant
  •  Dark-rumped Swift
  •  Eaton's Pintail
  •  Festive Amazon
  •  Gray Falcon
  •  Gray Tinamou
  •  Hoffmanns's Woodcreeper
  •  Island Scrub-jay
  •  Knobbed Hornbill
  •  Lesser White-fronted Goose
  •  Long-tailed Duck
  •  Mato Grosso Woodcreeper
  •  Nonggang Babbler
  •  Opal-crowned Manakin
  •  Partridge Pigeon
  •  Pearly-breasted Conebill
  •  Pink-throated Brilliant
  •  Rarotonga Monarch
  •  Red-billed Tyrannulet
  •  Ruddy Pigeon
  •  Santo Starling
  •  Scaled Ground-cuckoo
  •  Sinaloa Martin
  •  Spanish Imperial Eagle
  •  Straw-backed Tanager
  •  Sulawesi Hornbill
  •  Tawny-chested Flycatcher
  •  Uniform Woodcreeper
  •  White-bellied Piculet
  •  White-capped Tanager
  •  White-streaked Antvireo
  •  Yelkouan Shearwater
  •  Yellow-breasted Pipit
  •  Yellow-naped Amazon
Wandering Albatross
Waved Albatross
Young Wandering Albatross Playing With Grass
Albatross
Shrike on tree
Stilt of Sri Lanka
Affection of Mother - Ringneck Dove
white Cockatoo
Salmon-crested cockatoo
Macaw standing on iron bracket
African Penguin
African Penguin
King Penguin Family At South Georgia
Penguin
Wandering Albatross Couple
Albatross
Waved Albatross
Cockatoo Crest
Malabar Pied Hornbill
Turtle Dove
Three of Eastern Sarus Crane
Large-tailed Nightjar
Penguin Family At South Georgia
Galapagos Penguin