Birding Lisbon
Global checklist of the birds recorded in Lisbon until June 2009

A total of 134 bird species have been recorded within the city limits
2009-2021 - all rights reserved.
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Gannet (Morus bassanus)
Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Little Gull (Larus minutus)
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Razorbill (Alca torda)
Domestic Pigeon (Columba livia)
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Little Owl (Athene noctua)
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)
Alpine Swift (Apus melba)
Kingfisher  (Alcedo atthis)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)
Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Meadow Pipit(Anthus pratensis)
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)
Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Iberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Coal Tit (Parus ater)
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)
Magpie (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Serin (Serinus serinus)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)

Additionally, there are at least 10 species of exotic birds that have been recorded in the

Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegallus)
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Aratinga acuticaudata)
Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer)
Yellow-shouldered Widowbird (Euplectes macrourus)
Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

The following species are listed in the "Guia das Aves de Lisboa" checklist, but records
refer either to the nearby localities of Algés ou Beirolas; it is not clear if they have ever been
recorded within the boundaries of Lisbon city:

Balck Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)
Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)
Night Herons breed freely in the trees of the zoo and
can be seen regularly in several city gardens
Avocets are regularly recorded in the Matinha area,
during low tide
Little Terns sometimes turn up in Lisbon
during migration periods
Pallid Swifts can be seen over the entire town, but
they are especially numerous in the old Baixa
The Grey Wagtail is easy to find near lakes that exist
on most city gardens and parks
The monotonous song of the Zitting Cisticola can
be heard in many of Lisbon's more open areas
In September, Pied Flycatchers pass through
Portugal and can often be seen in Lisbon
Almost every garden and park in Lisbon
holds at least one pair of Serins
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