List of globally threatened birds of Guatemala

Twenty-three species of Guatemalan birds are currently classified as globally threatened (including the IUCN Red List categories Extinct, Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable).


  • Atitlán Grebe Podilymbus gigas

Critically Endangered

  • Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
  • Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia
  • Townsend's Shearwater Puffinus auricularis
  • Yellow-naped Parrot Amazona auropalliata


  • Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
  • Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus
  • Yellow-headed Parrot Amazona oratrix
  • Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia


  • Agami Heron Agamia agami
  • Juan Fernandez Petrel Procellaria externa
  • Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni
  • Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus
  • Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
  • Highland Guan Penelopina nigra
  • Great Curassow Crax rubra
  • Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus
  • Harpy Eagle Harpia harpya
  • Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum
  • Black Swift Cypseloides niger
  • Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  • Sinaloa Martin Progne sinaloae
  • Azure-rumped Tanager Poecilostreptus cabanisi

Visit the IUCN red list website at for other taxa and countries and for notes on the classification system.

Start here planning your birding trip to Guatemala:

Yellow-naped Parrot
Yellow-naped Parrot (Critically Endangered).
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater (Vulnerable).
Highland Guan
Highland Guan (Vulnerable).
Yellow-headed Parrot
Yellow-headed Parrot (Endangered).
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