BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BIRD CHECKLIST


The species marked with the green cross are the ones you are most likely to see during spring migration.
The number of bird species you are likely to see will vary and it ranges from 125 to 150 per tour.


Ducks, Geese and Swans - Anatidae


  1. MUTE SWAN - Cygnus olor


  2. BLACK SWAN - Cygnus atratus


  3. WHOOPER SWAN - Cygnus cygnus


  4. BEAN GOOSE - Anser fabalis


  5. PINK-FOOTED GOOSE - Anser brachyrhynchus


  6. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Anser albifrons


  7. LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - Anser erythropus


  8. GREYLAG GOOSE - Anser anser


  9. RED-BREASTED GOOSE - Branta ruficollis


  10. RUDDY SHELDUCK - Tadorna ferruginea


  11. SHELDUCK - Tadorna tadorna


  12. MANDARIN DUCK - Aix galericulata


  13. MALLARD - Anas platyrhynchos


  14. GADWALL - Anas strepera


  15. PINTAIL - Anas acuta


  16. SHOVELER - Anas clypeata


  17. WIGEON - Anas penelope


  18. TEAL - Anas crecca


  19. GARGANEY - Anas querquedula


  20. MARBLED DUCK - Marmaronetta angustirostris


  21. RED-CRESTED POCHARD - Netta rufina


  22. POCHARD - Aythya ferina


  23. FERRUGINOUS DUCK - Aythya nyroca


  24. TUFTED DUCK - Aythya fuligula


  25. SCAUP - Aythya marila


  26. EIDER - Somateria mollissima


  27. VELVET SCOTER - Melanitta fusca


  28. COMMON SCOTER - Melanitta nigra


  29. LONG-TAILED DUCK - Clangula hyemalis


  30. GOLDENEYE - Bucephala clangula


  31. SMEW - Mergellus albellus


  32. GOOSANDER - Mergus merganser


  33. RED-BREASTED MERGANSER - Mergus serrator


  34. WHITE-HEADED DUCK - Oxyura leucocephala

Pheasants and allies - Phasianidae


  1. CAPERCAILLIE - Tetrao urogallus


  2. BLACK GROUSE - Lyrurus tetrix


  3. HAZEL GROUSE - Tetrastes bonasia


  4. ROCK PARTRIDGE - Alectoris graeca


  5. GREY PARTRIDGE - Perdix perdix


  6. QUAIL - Coturnix coturnix


  7. PHEASANT - Phasianus colchicus

Divers - Gaviidae


  1. RED-THROATED DIVER - Gavia stellata


  2. BLACK-THROATED DIVER - Gavia arctica


  3. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER - Gavia immer

Grebes - Podicipedidae


  1. LITTLE GREBE - Tachybaptus ruficollis


  2. GREAT CRESTED GREBE - Podiceps cristatus


  3. BLACK-NECKED GREBE - Podiceps nigricollis


  4. RED-NECKED GREBE - Podiceps grisegena


  5. SLAVONIAN GREBE - Podiceps auritus

Flamingos - Phoenicopteridae


  1. GREATER FLAMINGO - Phoenicopterus roseus

Storks - Ciconiidae


  1. WHITE STORK - Ciconia ciconia


  2. BLACK STORK - Ciconia nigra

Ibises, Spoonbills - Threskiornithidae


  1. GLOSSY IBIS - Plegadis falcinellus


  2. SPOONBILL - Platalea leucorodia

Herons, Bitterns - Ardeidae


  1. BITTERN - Botaurus stellaris


  2. LITTLE BITTERN - Ixobrychus minutus


  3. NIGHT HERON - Nycticorax nycticorax


  4. SQUACCO HERON - Ardeola ralloides


  5. CATTLE EGRET - Bubulcus ibis


  6. GREY HERON - Ardea cinerea


  7. PURPLE HERON - Ardea purpurea


  8. GREAT EGRET - Ardea alba


  9. LITTLE EGRET - Egretta garzetta

Pelicans - Pelecanidae


  1. DALMATIAN PELICAN - Pelecanus crispus


  2. WHITE PELICAN - Pelecanus onocrotalus

Cormorants, Shags - Phalacrocoracidae


  1. SHAG - Phalacrocorax aristotelis


  2. GREAT CORMORANT - Phalacrocorax carbo


  3. PYGMY CORMORANT - Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

Ospreys - Pandionidae


  1. OSPREY - Pandion haliaetus

Kites, Hawks and Eagles - Accipitridae


  1. LAMMERGEIER - Gypaetus barbatus


  2. EGYPTIAN VULTURE - Neophron percnopterus


  3. BLACK VULTURE - Aegypius monachus


  4. GRIFFON VULTURE - Gyps fulvus


  5. SHORT-TOED EAGLE - Circaetus gallicus


  6. LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE - Clanga pomarina


  7. SPOTTED EAGLE - Clanga clanga


  8. BOOTED EAGLE - Hieraaetus pennatus


  9. EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE - Aquila heliaca


  10. GOLDEN EAGLE - Aquila chrysaetos


  11. BONELLI'S EAGLE - Aquila fasciata


  12. MARSH HARRIER - Circus aeruginosus


  13. HEN HARRIER - Circus cyaneus


  14. PALLID HARRIER - Circus macrourus


  15. MONTAGU'S HARRIER - Circus pygargus


  16. LEVANT SPARROWHAWK - Accipiter brevipes


  17. SPARROWHAWK - Accipiter nisus


  18. GOSHAWK - Accipiter gentilis


  19. RED KITE - Milvus milvus


  20. BLACK KITE - Milvus migrans


  21. WHITE-TAILED EAGLE - Haliaeetus albicilla


  22. HONEY BUZZARD - Pernis apivorus


  23. ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD - Buteo lagopus


  24. BUZZARD - Buteo buteo


  25. LONG-LEGGED BUZZARD - Buteo rufinus

Bustards - Otididae


  1. GREAT BUSTARD - Otis tarda


  2. LITTLE BUSTARD - Tetrax tetrax

Rails, Crakes and Coots - Rallidae


  1. CORN CRAKE - Crex crex


  2. WATER RAIL - Rallus aquaticus


  3. LITTLE CRAKE - Porzana parva


  4. BAILLON'S CRAKE - Porzana pusilla


  5. SPOTTED CRAKE - Porzana porzana


  6. MOORHEN - Gallinula chloropus


  7. COOT - Fulica atra

Cranes - Gruidae


  1. CRANE - Grus grus

Stone-curlews - Burhinidae


  1. STONE-CURLEW - Burhinus oedicnemus

Oystercatchers - Haematopodidae


  1. OYSTERCATCHER - Haematopus ostralegus

Stilts, Avocets - Recurvirostridae


  1. PIED AVOCET - Recurvirostra avosetta


  2. BLACK-WINGED STILT - Himantopus himantopus

Plovers - Charadriidae


  1. LAPWING - Vanellus vanellus


  2. GREY PLOVER - Pluvialis squatarola


  3. GOLDEN PLOVER - Pluvialis apricaria


  4. KENTISH PLOVER - Charadrius alexandrinus


  5. RINGED PLOVER - Charadrius hiaticula


  6. LITTLE RINGED PLOVER - Charadrius dubius


  7. DOTTEREL - Charadrius morinellus

Sandpipers, Snipes - Scolopacidae


  1. GREAT SNIPE - Gallinago media


  2. SNIPE - Gallinago gallinago


  3. WOODCOCK - Scolopax rusticola


  4. JACK SNIPE - Lymnocryptes minimus


  5. BLACK-TAILED GODWIT - Limosa limosa


  6. BAR-TAILED GODWIT - Limosa lapponica


  7. WHIMBREL - Numenius phaeopus


  8. SLENDER-BILLED CURLEW - Numenius tenuirostris


  9. CURLEW - Numenius arquata


  10. COMMON SANDPIPER - Actitis hypoleucos


  11. GREEN SANDPIPER - Tringa ochropus


  12. SPOTTED REDSHANK - Tringa erythropus


  13. GREENSHANK - Tringa nebularia


  14. MARSH SANDPIPER - Tringa stagnatilis


  15. WOOD SANDPIPER - Tringa glareola


  16. REDSHANK - Tringa totanus


  17. TURNSTONE - Arenaria interpres


  18. SANDERLING - Calidris alba


  19. LITTLE STINT - Calidris minuta


  20. TEMMINCK'S STINT - Calidris temminckii


  21. DUNLIN - Calidris alpina


  22. CURLEW SANDPIPER - Calidris ferruginea


  23. RUFF - Philomachus pugnax


  24. GREY PHALAROPE - Phalaropus fulicarius

Pratincoles - Glareolidae


  1. COLLARED PRATINCOLE - Glareola pratincola

Gulls, Terns - Laridae


  1. KITTIWAKE - Rissa tridactyla


  2. BLACK-HEADED GULL - Chroicocephalus ridibundus


  3. LITTLE GULL - Hydrocoloeus minutus


  4. MEDITERRANEAN GULL - Ichthyaetus melanocephalus


  5. AUDOUIN'S GULL - Ichthyaetus audouinii


  6. COMMON GULL - Larus canus


  7. YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - Larus michahellis


  8. CASPIAN GULL - Larus cachinnans


  9. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - Larus fuscus


  10. GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL - Larus marinus


  11. LITTLE TERN - Sternula albifrons


  12. GULL-BILLED TERN - Gelochelidon nilotica


  13. CASPIAN TERN - Hydroprogne caspia


  14. BLACK TERN - Chlidonias niger


  15. WHITE-WINGED TERN - Chlidonias leucopterus


  16. WHISKERED TERN - Chlidonias hybrida


  17. COMMON TERN - Sterna hirundo


  18. SANDWICH TERN - Thalasseus sandvicensis

Skuas - Stercorariidae


  1. POMARINE SKUA - Stercorarius pomarinus


  2. ARCTIC SKUA - Stercorarius parasiticus


  3. LONG-TAILED SKUA - Stercorarius longicaudus

Sandgrouse - Pteroclidae


  1. PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE - Syrrhaptes paradoxus

Pigeons, Doves - Columbidae


  1. ROCK DOVE - Columba livia


  2. STOCK DOVE - Columba oenas


  3. WOOD PIGEON - Columba palumbus


  4. TURTLE DOVE - Streptopelia turtur


  5. COLLARED DOVE - Streptopelia decaocto

Cuckoos - Cuculidae


  1. GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - Clamator glandarius


  2. CUCKOO - Cuculus canorus

Barn Owls - Tytonidae


  1. BARN OWL - Tyto alba

Owls - Strigidae


  1. SCOPS OWL - Otus scops


  2. EAGLE OWL - Bubo bubo


  3. HAWK-OWL - Surnia ulula


  4. PYGMY OWL - Glaucidium passerinum


  5. LITTLE OWL - Athene noctua


  6. TAWNY OWL - Strix aluco


  7. URAL OWL - Strix uralensis


  8. LONG-EARED OWL - Asio otus


  9. SHORT-EARED OWL - Asio flammeus


  10. TENGMALM'S OWL - Aegolius funereus

Nightjars - Caprimulgidae


  1. NIGHTJAR - Caprimulgus europaeus

Swifts - Apodidae


  1. ALPINE SWIFT - Tachymarptis melba


  2. COMMON SWIFT - Apus apus


  3. PALLID SWIFT - Apus pallidus

Rollers - Coraciidae


  1. ROLLER - Coracias garrulus

Kingfishers - Alcedinidae


  1. KINGFISHER - Alcedo atthis

Bee-eaters - Meropidae


  1. BEE-EATER - Merops apiaster

Hoopoes - Upupidae


  1. HOOPOE - Upupa epops

Woodpeckers - Picidae


  1. WRYNECK - Jynx torquilla


  2. LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER - Dryobates minor


  3. MIDDLE SPOTTED WOODPECKER - Dendrocoptes medius


  4. WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER - Dendrocopos leucotos


  5. GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER - Dendrocopos major


  6. SYRIAN WOODPECKER - Dendrocopos syriacus


  7. THREE-TOED WOODPECKER - Picoides tridactylus


  8. BLACK WOODPECKER - Dryocopus martius


  9. GREEN WOODPECKER - Picus viridis


  10. GREY-HEADED WOODPECKER - Picus canus

Falcons - Falconidae


  1. LESSER KESTREL - Falco naumanni


  2. KESTREL - Falco tinnunculus


  3. RED-FOOTED FALCON - Falco vespertinus


  4. MERLIN - Falco columbarius


  5. HOBBY - Falco subbuteo


  6. LANNER FALCON - Falco biarmicus


  7. SAKER FALCON - Falco cherrug


  8. PEREGRINE FALCON - Falco peregrinus

Shrikes - Laniidae


  1. RED-BACKED SHRIKE - Lanius collurio


  2. GREAT GREY SHRIKE - Lanius excubitor


  3. LESSER GREY SHRIKE - Lanius minor


  4. WOODCHAT SHRIKE - Lanius senator

Orioles - Oriolidae


  1. GOLDEN ORIOLE - Oriolus oriolus

Crows, Jays - Corvidae


  1. JAY - Garrulus glandarius


  2. MAGPIE - Pica pica


  3. NUTCRACKER - Nucifraga caryocatactes


  4. ALPINE CHOUGH - Pyrrhocorax graculus


  5. JACKDAW - Corvus monedula


  6. ROOK - Corvus frugilegus


  7. HOODED CROW - Corvus cornix


  8. RAVEN - Corvus corax

Waxwings - Bombycillidae


  1. WAXWING - Bombycilla garrulus

Tits - Paridae


  1. COAL TIT - Periparus ater


  2. CRESTED TIT - Lophophanes cristatus


  3. SOMBRE TIT - Poecile lugubris


  4. MARSH TIT - Poecile palustris


  5. WILLOW TIT - Poecile montanus


  6. BLUE TIT - Cyanistes caeruleus


  7. GREAT TIT - Parus major

Penduline Tits - Remizidae


  1. PENDULINE TIT - Remiz pendulinus

Bearded Tits - Panuridae


  1. BEARDED TIT - Panurus biarmicus

Larks - Alaudidae


  1. CALANDRA LARK - Melanocorypha calandra


  2. SHORT-TOED LARK - Calandrella brachydactyla


  3. CRESTED LARK - Galerida cristata


  4. SKYLARK - Alauda arvensis


  5. WOODLARK - Lullula arborea


  6. SHORE LARK - Eremophila alpestris

Swallows, Martins - Hirundinidae


  1. SAND MARTIN - Riparia riparia


  2. CRAG MARTIN - Ptyonoprogne rupestris


  3. BARN SWALLOW - Hirundo rustica


  4. RED-RUMPED SWALLOW - Cecropis daurica


  5. HOUSE MARTIN - Delichon urbicum

Cettia Warblers - Cettiidae


  1. CETTI'S WARBLER - Cettia cetti

Long-tailed Tits - Aegithalidae


  1. LONG-TAILED TIT - Aegithalos caudatus

Leaf Warblers - Phylloscopidae


  1. WILLOW WARBLER - Phylloscopus trochilus


  2. CHIFFCHAFF - Phylloscopus collybita


  3. EASTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER - Phylloscopus orientalis


  4. WOOD WARBLER - Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Reed Warblers and allies - Acrocephalidae


  1. MOUSTACHED WARBLER - Acrocephalus melanopogon


  2. AQUATIC WARBLER - Acrocephalus paludicola


  3. SEDGE WARBLER - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus


  4. REED WARBLER - Acrocephalus scirpaceus


  5. MARSH WARBLER - Acrocephalus palustris


  6. GREAT REED WARBLER - Acrocephalus arundinaceus


  7. EASTERN OLIVACEOUS WARBLER - Iduna pallida


  8. OLIVE-TREE WARBLER - Hippolais olivetorum


  9. MELODIOUS WARBLER - Hippolais polyglotta


  10. ICTERINE WARBLER - Hippolais icterina

Grass Warblers - Locustellidae


  1. GRASSHOPPER WARBLER - Locustella naevia


  2. RIVER WARBLER - Locustella fluviatilis


  3. SAVI'S WARBLER - Locustella luscinioides

Cisticolas - Cisticolidae


  1. ZITTING CISTICOLA - Cisticola juncidis

Sylvia Warblers - Sylviidae


  1. BLACKCAP - Sylvia atricapilla


  2. GARDEN WARBLER - Sylvia borin


  3. BARRED WARBLER - Sylvia nisoria


  4. EASTERN ORPHEAN WARBLER - Sylvia crassirostris


  5. WHITETHROAT - Sylvia communis


  6. LESSER WHITETHROAT - Sylvia curruca


  7. SUBALPINE WARBLER - Sylvia cantillans


  8. SARDINIAN WARBLER - Sylvia melanocephala

Goldcrests - Regulidae


  1. GOLDCREST - Regulus regulus


  2. FIRECREST - Regulus ignicapilla

Wrens - Troglodytidae


  1. WREN - Troglodytes troglodytes

Nuthatches - Sittidae


  1. NUTHATCH - Sitta europaea


  2. WESTERN ROCK NUTHATCH - Sitta neumayer

Wallcreper - Tichodromidae


  1. WALLCREEPER - Tichodroma muraria

Treecreepers - Certhiidae


  1. TREECREEPER - Certhia familiaris


  2. SHORT-TOED TREECREEPER - Certhia brachydactyla

Starlings - Sturnidae


  1. ROSE-COLOURED STARLING - Pastor roseus


  2. STARLING - Sturnus vulgaris

Thrushes - Turdidae


  1. RING OUZEL - Turdus torquatus


  2. BLACKBIRD - Turdus merula


  3. FIELDFARE - Turdus pilaris


  4. REDWING - Turdus iliacus


  5. SONG THRUSH - Turdus philomelos


  6. MISTLE THRUSH - Turdus viscivorus

Old World Flycatchers - Muscicapidae


  1. RUFOUS BUSH CHAT - Cercotrichas galactotes


  2. SPOTTED FLYCATCHER - Muscicapa striata


  3. ROBIN - Erithacus rubecula


  4. NIGHTINGALE - Luscinia megarhynchos


  5. BLUETHROAT - Luscinia svecica


  6. PIED FLYCATCHER - Ficedula hypoleuca


  7. COLLARED FLYCATCHER - Ficedula albicollis


  8. RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER - Ficedula parva


  9. BLACK REDSTART - Phoenicurus ochruros


  10. REDSTART - Phoenicurus phoenicurus


  11. ROCK THRUSH - Monticola saxatilis


  12. BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Monticola solitarius


  13. WHINCHAT - Saxicola rubetra


  14. STONECHAT - Saxicola torquatus


  15. WHEATEAR - Oenanthe oenanthe


  16. BLACK-EARED WHEATEAR - Oenanthe hispanica

Dippers - Cinclidae


  1. DIPPER - Cinclus cinclus

Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches - Passeridae


  1. HOUSE SPARROW - Passer domesticus


  2. SPANISH SPARROW - Passer hispaniolensis


  3. TREE SPARROW - Passer montanus


  4. SNOWFINCH - Montifrigilla nivalis

Accentors - Prunellidae


  1. ALPINE ACCENTOR - Prunella collaris


  2. DUNNOCK - Prunella modularis

Wagtails, Pipits - Motacillidae


  1. YELLOW WAGTAIL - Motacilla flava


  2. GREY WAGTAIL - Motacilla cinerea


  3. WHITE WAGTAIL - Motacilla alba


  4. CITRINE WAGTAIL - Motacilla citreola


  5. TAWNY PIPIT - Anthus campestris


  6. MEADOW PIPIT - Anthus pratensis


  7. RED-THROATED PIPIT - Anthus cervinus


  8. TREE PIPIT - Anthus trivialis


  9. WATER PIPIT - Anthus spinoletta

Finches - Fringillidae


  1. CHAFFINCH - Fringilla coelebs


  2. BRAMBLING - Fringilla montifringilla


  3. HAWFINCH - Coccothraustes coccothraustes


  4. BULLFINCH - Pyrrhula pyrrhula


  5. COMMON ROSEFINCH - Carpodacus erythrinus


  6. GREENFINCH - Chloris chloris


  7. GOLDFINCH - Carduelis carduelis


  8. TWITE - Linaria flavirostris


  9. LINNET - Linaria cannabina


  10. REDPOLL - Acanthis flammea


  11. ARCTIC REDPOLL - Acanthis hornemanni


  12. SERIN - Serinus serinus


  13. SISKIN - Spinus spinus


  14. COMMON CROSSBILL - Loxia curvirostra

Buntings - Emberizidae


  1. REED BUNTING - Emberiza schoeniclus


  2. YELLOWHAMMER - Emberiza citrinella


  3. CIRL BUNTING - Emberiza cirlus


  4. ROCK BUNTING - Emberiza cia


  5. ORTOLAN BUNTING - Emberiza hortulana


  6. BLACK-HEADED BUNTING - Emberiza melanocephala


  7. CORN BUNTING - Emberiza calandra

Snow Buntings - Calcariidae


  1. LAPLAND BUNTING - Calcarius lapponicus


  2. SNOW BUNTING - Plectrophenax nivalis