Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

red-footed booby near Pola Islands

Birds of the National Park of American Samoa is an illustrated list of species occurring within the park -- each name linked to a species by family. If illustrations are available, thumbnail pictures link to enlarged photos.

Or, you can browse pages of illustrations arranged by family. With some browsers holding your curser on the image will pop up the bird name. (There, clicking on any image jumps to the enlarged photo).

Plate 1. Boobies to Frigatebirds
Plate 2. Herons to Shorebirds
Plate 3. Terns to Parrots
Plate 4. Kingfishers to Honeyeaters

This website was developed from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring website -- now publically available for searches at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Species/Search. The data are from a report on birds of the National Park of American Samoa dated 25 November 2008.

Other sources augmenting that list of species listed here are:

Amerson et al. 1982. Wildlife and wildlife habitat of American Samoa, USFWS. View pdf file of Volume 1; view pdf file of Volume 2.

Craig, P. (ed). 2005. Natural history guide to AS. 2nd Edition. NPSA, DMWR, and ASCC. 96 pp. View contents. Download entire file.

Engbring et al. 1989. A 1986 survey of forest birds of American Samoa, USFWS. View report in pdf.

Grant, G., P. Trail and R. Clapp. 1994. First specimens of sooty shearwater, Newell's shearwaters, and white-faced storm-petrel from American Samoa. Notornis. 41:215-217. View report in pdf.

Pratt, D., P. Bruner and D. Berrett. 1987. The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press.

Steadman, D. 1993. Bird bones from the To'aga Site: prehistoric loss of seabirds and megapodes. In Kirch (ed.) The To'aga Site. Univ. of CA, Berkeley. View report in pdf.

Steadman, D. and G. Pregill. 2004. A prehistoric, non cultural vertebrate assembledge from Tutuila, American Samoa. Pacific Science. 58:615-624. View report in pdf.

Seamon, J., pers. comm.

Photographs and notes from the staff at the National Park of American Samoa

Learn more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.

National Park Service contacts: <harryb001@hawaii.rr.com> or <tavita_togia@nps.gov>
Page last updated 31 July 2013.

 

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