ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Migratory birds of India

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  • Amur Falcon 
  • Arctic Loon 
  • Arctic Tern 
  • Arctic Warbler
  • Ashy Minivet
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher
  • Asian Dowitcher 
  • Baer's Pochard 
  • Baikal Teal 
  • Baillon's Crake
  • Barau's Petrel 
  • Barbary Falcon 
  • Bar-headed Goose 
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barred Warbler
  • Bar-tailed Godwit 
  • Bean Goose 
  • Bimaculated Lark
  • Black Noddy 
  • Black Redstart
  • Black Stork 
  • Black Tern 
  • Black-bellied Sandgrouse 
  • Black-bellied Storm-Petrel 
  • Black-bellied Tern 
  • Black-breasted Thrush
  • Black-browed Reed-Warbler
  • Black-eared Kite
  • Black-faced Bunting
  • Black-fronted Dotterel 
  • Black-headed Bunting
  • Black-necked Crane
  • Black-necked Grebe 
  • Black-tailed Godwit 
  • Black-throated Accentor
  • Black-winged Stilt 
  • Blue Rock-Thrush
  • Blyth's Pipit
  • Blyth's Reed-Warbler
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Booted Eagle
  • Booted Warbler
  • Boreal Owl 
  • Brambling
  • Broad-billed Sandpiper
  • Brooks's Leaf-Warbler
  • Brown Booby 
  • Brown Shrike
  • Brown Skua 
  • Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher (Nicobar Jungle-Flycatcher)
  • Brown-headed Gull 
  • Buff-bellied Pipit (American Pipit)
  • Bulwer's Petrel 
  • Burmese Shrike
  • Caspian Gull
  • Caspian Plover 
  • Caspian Tern 
  • Cattle Egret
  • Cetti's Warbler
  • Chaffinch
  • Chestnut Bunting
  • Chestnut-breasted Bunting
  • Chestnut-eared Bunting
  • Chinese Goshawk
  • Christmas Frigatebird 
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Collared Pratincole 
  • Comb Duck
  • Common Black-headed Gull 
  • Common Buzzard
  • Common Coot
  • Common Crane
  • Common Goldeneye 
  • Common Greenshank 
  • Common Kestrel 
  • Common Merganser 
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Pochard 
  • Common Quail
  • Common Redshank 
  • Common Ringed Plover 
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Common Sandpiper 
  • Common Shelduck 
  • Common Snipe
  • Common Starling
  • Common Teal 
  • Common Tern 
  • Common Wood-Pigeon
  • Cotton Pygmy-Goose
  • Crab Plover 
  • Cream-colored Courser 
  • Crimson-winged Finch
  • Crowned Sandgrouse 
  • Curlew Sandpiper 
  • Dalmatian Pelican 
  • Dark-throated Thrush
  • Daurian Redstart
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • Desert Warbler
  • Desert Wheatear
  • Dunlin 
  • Dusky Thrush
  • Dusky Warbler
  • Eastern Crowned-Warbler
  • Eastern Marsh Harrier
  • Eurasian Curlew 
  • Eurasian Golden-Plover 
  • Eurasian Hobby 
  • Eurasian Hoopoe
  • Eurasian Nightjar 
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher 
  • Eurasian Scops-Owl 
  • Eurasian Siskin
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Eurasian Spoonbill 
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Eurasian Woodcock 
  • Eurasian Wryneck
  • European Roller
  • Eversmann's Redstart
  • Eyebrowed Thrush
  • Falcated Duck
  • Ferruginous Pochard 
  • Fieldfare
  • Firethroat
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater 
  • Forest Wagtail
  • Gadwall 
  • Garden Warbler
  • Garganey 
  • Glossy Ibis 
  • Godlewski's Bunting
  • Goliath Heron
  • Grasshopper Warbler
  • Great Bittern
  • Great Black-headed Gull 
  • Great Bustard 
  • Great Cormorant 
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Great Egret
  • Great Frigatebird 
  • Great Knot 
  • Great Reed-Warbler
  • Great Snipe 
  • Great White Pelican 
  • Great-billed Heron
  • Greater Flamingo 
  • Greater Sand Plover 
  • Greater Scaup 
  • Greater Short-toed Lark
  • Greater Spotted Eagle
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Greater Whitethroat
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Grey Heron
  • Grey Hypocolius
  • Grey Plover 
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Grey-backed Shrike
  • Grey-headed Lapwing 
  • Greylag Goose 
  • Grey-necked Bunting
  • Grey-sided Thrush
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Hawfinch
  • Hodgson's Redstart
  • Hooded Crane
  • Horned Grebe 
  • Houbara Bustard
  • Hume's Lark
  • Hume's Whitethroat
  • Ibisbill 
  • Imperial Eagle
  • Indian Pond-Heron
  • Indian Skimmer
  • Inornate Warbler
  • Isabelline Wheatear
  • Jack Snipe 
  • Japanese Quail
  • Japanese Sparrowhawk
  • Jouanin's Petrel
  • Kentish Plover 
  • Lanceolated Warbler
  • Large-billed Leaf-Warbler
  • Large-billed Reed-warbler
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Lesser Frigatebird 
  • Lesser Grey Shrike
  • Lesser Kestrel 
  • Lesser White-fronted Goose 
  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Little Bunting
  • Little Bustard
  • Little Crake
  • Little Gull 
  • Little Ringed Plover 
  • Little Stint 
  • Little Tern 
  • Long-billed Plover 
  • Long-eared Owl 
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Long-toed Stint 
  • Mallard
  • Manchurian Bush-Warbler
  • Mandarin Duck 
  • Marbled Teal 
  • Marsh Sandpiper 
  • Masked Booby
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Merlin 
  • Mew Gull 
  • Mongolian Finch
  • Mongolian Plover 
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Mountain Chiffchaff
  • Moustached Warbler
  • Mute Swan 
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Northern Harrier
  • Northern House-Martin
  • Northern Lapwing 
  • Northern Pintail 
  • Northern Shoveler 
  • Northern Shrike
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Olivaceous Warbler
  • Olive-backed Pipit
  • Oriental Hobby
  • Oriental Honey-buzzard
  • Oriental Plover
  • Oriental Stork 
  • Oriental Turtle-Dove
  • Ortolan Bunting
  • Osprey
  • Pacific Golden-Plover 
  • Paddyfield Warbler
  • Painted Stork 
  • Pale Crag-Martin
  • Pale-backed Pigeon
  • Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler
  • Pallas's Sandgrouse 
  • Pallas's Warbler
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Pallid Scops-Owl 
  • Parasitic Jaeger 
  • Peregrine Falcon 
  • Persian Shearwater 
  • Pied Avocet 
  • Pied Harrier
  • Pine Bunting
  • Pintail Snipe 
  • Pin-tailed Sandgrouse 
  • Plain Leaf-Warbler
  • Plain-backed Snowfinch
  • Pomarine Jaeger 
  • Purple Heron
  • Purple-backed Starling
  • Radde's Warbler
  • Red Kite
  • Red Knot 
  • Red Phalarope 
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Red-billed Tropicbird 
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher
  • Red-breasted Goose - vagrant
  • Red-breasted Merganser 
  • Red-crested Pochard 
  • Red-footed Booby 
  • Red-headed Bunting
  • Red-legged Crake
  • Red-necked Grebe 
  • Red-necked Phalarope 
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Red-throated Pipit
  • Reed Bunting
  • Richard's Pipit
  • Rosy Minivet
  • Rosy Starling
  • Ruddy Shelduck 
  • Ruddy Turnstone 
  • Ruff 
  • Rufous-backed Kingfisher
  • Rufous-necked Snowfinch
  • Rufous-necked Stint
  • Rufous-streaked Accentor
  • Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
  • Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
  • Rufous-tailed Shrike
  • Rufous-tailed Wheatear
  • Saker Falcon 
  • Sanderling 
  • Sandwich Tern 
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Short-eared Owl 
  • Siberian Accentor
  • Siberian Blue Robin
  • Siberian Crane
  • Siberian Rubythroat
  • Siberian Stonechat
  • Siberian Thrush
  • Slender-billed Gull 
  • Small Snowfinch
  • Small Whitethroat
  • Smew
  • Smoky Warbler
  • Snow Goose
  • Sociable Lapwing 
  • Song Thrush
  • Sooty Falcon 
  • Sooty Gull 
  • South Polar Skua 
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • Spoonbill Sandpiper 
  • Spot-billed Duck 
  • Spotted Crake
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Spotted Redshank 
  • Spotted Sandgrouse 
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Streaked Shearwater
  • Striated Heron
  • Sulphur-bellied Warbler
  • Sunda Teal 
  • Swinhoe's Snipe 
  • Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel 
  • Sykes's Nightjar 
  • Sykes's Warbler
  • Tawny Pipit
  • Temminck's Stint 
  • Terek Sandpiper 
  • Thick-billed Warbler
  • Tickell's Leaf-Warbler
  • Tree Pipit
  • Trumpeter Finch
  • Tufted Duck 
  • Tundra Swan 
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Variable Wheatear
  • Wallcreeper
  • Water Pipit
  • Water Rail
  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater 
  • Western Marsh Harrier
  • Whimbrel 
  • Whiskered Tern 
  • White Stork 
  • White Wagtail
  • White-backed Thrush
  • White-crowned Penduline-tit
  • White-eyed Buzzard
  • White-faced Storm-Petrel 
  • White-headed Duck 
  • White-rumped Snowfinch
  • White-shouldered Starling
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • White-tailed Tropicbird 
  • White-throated Bushchat
  • White-winged Tern 
  • Whooper Swan 
  • Willow Warbler - vagrant
  • Wilson's Storm-Petrel 
  • Wood Sandpiper 
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Yellow-breasted Bunting
  • Yellowhammer - vagrant
  • Yellow-rumped Flycatche

Reference: Rasmussen, P.C. & J.C. Anderton (2012): Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide Vol. 1: Field guide.  Vol. 2: Attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington, D.C. & Barcelona.