Birding: South America

Here is my life list for birds in South America, comprising a subset of my worldwide list. Dates and locations of first sightings anywhere in the world are included where known.

Life count as of September, 2017: 88
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Tinamous - Tinamoes - Tinamidae (Tinamiformes)
Puna Tinamou
Tinamotis pentlandii
NL: Punatinamoe
April 10, 2015 near the ALMA OSF in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Also known as Pentland's Tinamou
 
Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl - Eendachtigen - Anatidae (Anseriformes)
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
NL: Zwarthalszwaan
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
Kelp Goose
Chloephaga hybrida
NL: Kelpgans
March 25, 2017 at MN Islotes de Puñihuil, Chiloé Island, Chile
Flying Steamer Duck
Tachyeres patachonicus
NL: Vliegende Booteend
March 25, 2017 at MN Islotes de Puñihuil, Chiloé Island, Chile
Flightless Steamer Duck
Tachyeres pteneres
NL: Reuzenbooteend
March 25, 2017 in Chacao, Chiloé Island, Chile
Chiloe Wigeon
Anas sibilatrix
NL: Chileense Smient
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera
NL: Kaneeltaling
March 18, 2014 at Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, TX
Red Shoveler
Anas platalea
NL: Argentijnse Slobeend
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Yellow-billed Pintail
Anas georgica
NL: Zuid-Amerikaanse Pijlstaart
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
NL: Chileense Taling
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Sometimes considered conspecific with Andean Teal as Speckled Teal
Lake Duck
Oxyura vittata
NL: Argentijnse Stekelstaart
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
New World Quail - Kwartels van de Nieuwe Wereld - Odontophoridae (Galliformes)
California Quail
Callipepla californica
NL: Californische Kuifkwartel
July 24, 2012 on Mauna Kea, Hawaii
 
Grebes - Futen - Podicipedidae (Podicipediformes)
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
NL: Witwangfuut
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
NL: Dikbekfuut
April 3, 2012 at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Penguins - Pinguïns - Spheniscidae (Sphenisciformes)
Magellanic Penguin
Spheniscus magellanicus
NL: Magelhaenpinguïn
March 25, 2017 on the Pargua-Chacao ferry, Chile
 
Shearwaters and Petrels - Stormvogels en Pijlstormvogels - Procellariidae (Procellariiformes)
Pink-footed Shearwater
Ardenna creatopus
NL: Chileense Grote Pijlstormvogel
March 25, 2017 on the Pargua-Chacao ferry, Chile
Sooty Shearwater
Ardenna grisea
NL: Grauwe Pijlstormvogel
March 25, 2017 on the Pargua-Chacao ferry, Chile
 
Boobies and Gannets - Genten - Sulidae (Suliformes)
Peruvian Booby
Sula variegata
NL: Humboldtgent
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Cormorants and Shags - Aalscholvers - Phalacrocoracidae (Suliformes)
Red-legged Cormorant
Phalacrocorax gaimardi
NL: Roodpootaalscholver
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
NL: Bigua-aalscholver
April 28, 2013 at Turnbill Birding Center in Port Aransas, TX
Magellanic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax magellanicus
NL: Magelhaenaalscholver
March 25, 2017 in Ancud, Chiloé Island, Chile
Also known as Rock Shag
Guanay Cormorant
Phalacrocorax bougainvillii
NL: Humboldtaalscholver
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Imperial Cormorant
Phalacrocorax atriceps
NL: Keizeraalscholver
March 25, 2017 on the Pargua-Chacao ferry, Chile
Also known as Imperial Shag or Blue-eyed Cormorant; sometimes considered conspecific with up to five other Phalacrocorax cormorants
 
Pelicans - Pelikanen - Pelecanidae (Pelecaniformes)
Peruvian Pelican
Pelecanus thagus
NL: Peruaanse Pelikaan
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns - Reigers - Ardeidae (Pelecaniformes)
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
NL: Sokoireiger
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Great Egret
Ardea alba
NL: Grote Zilverreiger
September 24, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
NL: Amerikaanse Kleine Zilverreiger
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
NL: Koereiger
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
NL: Kwak
April 29, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Ibises and Spoonbills - Ibissen en Lepelaars - Threskiornithidae (Pelecaniformes)
Black-faced Ibis
Theristicus melanopis
NL: Zwartmaskeribis
March 19, 2017 near Puerto Montt, Chile
 
New World Vultures - Gieren van de Nieuwe Wereld - Cathartidae (Accipitriformes)
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
NL: Zwarte Gier
November 13, 2010 at Hamilton Pool, TX
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
NL: Roodkopgier
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Hawks, Eagles and Kites - Havikachtigen - Accipitridae (Accipitriformes)
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
NL: Woestijnbuizerd
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
Variable Hawk
Geranoaetus polyosoma
NL: Roodrugbuizerd
April 12, 2015 at the ALMA OSF in the Atacama Desert, Chile
 
Rails, Gallinules and Coots - Rallen, Koeten en Waterhoentjes - Rallidae (Gruiformes)
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
NL: Zwartkopwaterhoen
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
Red-gartered Coot
Fulica armillata
NL: Roodbandkoet
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
NL: Roodschildkoet
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
White-winged Coot
Fulica leucoptera
NL: Witvleugelkoet
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Stilts and Avocets - Kluten - Recurvirostridae (Charadriiformes)
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
NL: Amerikaanse Steltkluut
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Sometimes split into two species: Black-necked and White-backed Stilt; I've seen both
 
Oystercatchers - Scholeksters - Haematopodidae (Charadriiformes)
American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus
NL: Amerikaanse Bonte Scholekster
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Blackish Oystercatcher
Haematopus ater
NL: Zuid-Amerikaanse Zwarte Scholekster
March 25, 2017 at MN Islotes de Puñihuil, Chiloé Island, Chile
 
Plovers and Lapwings - Kieviten en Plevieren - Charadriidae (Charadriiformes)
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
NL: Chileense Kievit
April 5, 2015 at the ESO Guesthouse in Santiago, Chile
Collared Plover
Charadrius collaris
NL: Kraagplevier
April 19, 2015 at Estero Mantagua in Concón, Chile
Rufous-chested Dotterel
Charadrius modestus
NL: Patagonische Plevier
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Sandpipers and Allies - Strandlopers en Snippen - Scolopacidae (Charadriiformes)
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus
NL: Regenwulp
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
NL: Rode Grutto
March 25, 2017 in Chacao, Chiloé Island, Chile
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
NL: Grote Geelpootruiter
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers - Meeuwen en Sternen - Laridae (Charadriiformes)
Brown-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
NL: Bruinkopmeeuw
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Also known as Brown-hooded Gull
Gray Gull
Leucophaeus modestus
NL: Grijze Meeuw
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Franklin's Gull
Leucophaeus pipixcan
NL: Franklins Meeuw
August 11, 2014 at Freezout Lake WMA, MT
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
NL: Kelpmeeuw
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Also known as Dominican Gull
South American Tern
Sterna hirundinacea
NL: Zuid-Amerikaanse Visdief
March 25, 2017 on the Pargua-Chacao ferry, Chile
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
NL: Amerikaanse Schaarbek
February 3, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Pigeons and Doves - Duiven - Columbidae (Columbiformes)
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
NL: Rotsduif
Long ago in the Netherlands
West Peruvian Dove
Zenaida meloda
NL: Peruaanse Treurduif
April 8, 2015 at the ALMA OSF in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
NL: Geoorde Treurduif
April 5, 2015 at the ESO Guesthouse in Santiago, Chile
 
Hummingbirds - Kolibries - Trochilidae (Apodiformes)
Green-backed Firecrown
Sephanoides sephanoides
NL: Vuurkroonkolibrie
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Norte in Santiago, Chile
 
Falcons and Caracaras - Valkachtigen - Falconidae (Falconiformes)
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
NL: Zuidelijke Kuifcaracara
March 23, 2017 in Puerto Varas, Chile
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
NL: Chimango
April 15, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Sur in Santiago, Chile
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
NL: Amerikaanse Torenvalk
March 17, 2014 at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
 
Parrots - Papegaaien - Psittacidae (Psittaciformes)
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
NL: Monniksparkiet
March 17, 2014 at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
 
Ovenbirds - Ovenvogels - Furnariidae (Passeriformes)
White-throated Treerunner
Pygarrhichas albogularis
NL: Witkeelboomjager
March 22, 2017 at Saltos del Petrohue, Chile
Buff-winged Cinclodes
Cinclodes fuscus
NL: Bandvleugelwipstaart
April 19, 2015 at Estero Mantagua in Concón, Chile
Gray-flanked Cinclodes
Cinclodes oustaleti
NL: Grijsflankwipstaart
April 19, 2015 at Estero Mantagua in Concón, Chile
Dark-bellied Cinclodes
Cinclodes patagonicus
NL: Grijsbuikwipstaart
March 19, 2017 in Puerto Varas, Chile
Thorn-tailed Rayadito
Aphrastura spinicauda
NL: Doornstaartrayadito
March 22, 2017 at Laguna Verde near Ensenada, Chile
Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail
Leptasthenura aegithaloides
NL: Staartmeesstekelstaart
April 16, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Sur in Santiago, Chile
Cordilleran Canastero
Asthenes modesta
NL: Andescanastero
April 7, 2015 at the ALMA OSF in the Atacama Desert, Chile
 
Tyrant Flycatchers - Tirannen - Tyrannidae (Passeriformes)
Tufted Tit-Tyrant
Anairetes parulus
NL: Pluimmeestiran
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
Tachuris rubrigastra
NL: Ornaattachuri
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Austral Negrito
Lessonia rufa
NL: Roodrugnegrito
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
Fire-eyed Diucon
Xolmis pyrope
NL: Vuuroogmonjita
April 19, 2015 at Estero Mantagua in Concón, Chile
 
Cotingas - Cotinga's - Cotingidae (Passeriformes)
Rufous-tailed Plantcutter
Phytotoma rara
NL: Roodstaartzaagvink
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
 
Swallows - Zwaluwen - Hirundinidae (Passeriformes)
Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
NL: Blauw-witte Zwaluw
March 19, 2017 in Puerto Varas, Chile
Chilean Swallow
Tachycineta meyeni
NL: Chileense Zwaluw
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Wrens - Winterkoningen - Troglodytidae (Passeriformes)
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
NL: Huiswinterkoning
May 2, 2013 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Thrushes and Allies - Lijsters - Turdidae (Passeriformes)
Austral Thrush
Turdus falcklandii
NL: Magelhaenlijster
April 5, 2015 at the ESO Guesthouse in Santiago, Chile
 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers - Spotlijsters - Mimidae (Passeriformes)
Chilean Mockingbird
Mimus thenca
NL: Chileense Spotlijster
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Norte in Santiago, Chile
 
Wagtails and Pipits - Kwikstaarten en Piepers - Motacillidae (Passeriformes)
Correndera Pipit
Anthus correndera
NL: Correnderapieper
April 19, 2015 at Río Aconcagua in Concón, Chile
 
Tanagers and Allies - Tangaren - Thraupidae (Passeriformes)
Common Diuca Finch
Diuca diuca
NL: Gewone Diucagors
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Norte in Santiago, Chile
Greenish Yellow Finch
Sicalis olivascens
NL: Groengele Saffraangors
April 6, 2015 at the ALMA OSF in the Atacama Desert, Chile
 
Buntings and New World Sparrows - Gorzen - Emberizidae (Passeriformes)
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
NL: Roodkraaggors
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Norte in Santiago, Chile
 
Troupials and Allies - Troepialen - Icteridae (Passeriformes)
Long-tailed Meadowlark
Sturnella loyca
NL: Grote Weidespreeuw
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Norte in Santiago, Chile
Austral Blackbird
Curaeus curaeus
NL: Stekelkoptroepiaal
April 5, 2015 at Parque Américo Vespucio Sur in Santiago, Chile
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
NL: Geelboegtroepiaal
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
NL: Glanskoevogel
April 19, 2015 near Concón, Chile
 
Siskins, Crossbills and Allies - Vinkachtigen - Fringillidae (Passeriformes)
Black-chinned Siskin
Spinus barbatus
NL: Zwartkinsijs
April 5, 2015 at Parque Bicentenario de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile
 
Old World Sparrows - Mussen - Passeridae (Passeriformes)
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
NL: Huismus
Long ago in the Netherlands

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