This long study focuses as well on the largest islands as the smallest islets, as long as they have an ornithological interest, even with only one endemic bird species.
An endemic species, plant or animal, lives only in a specific location such as island, habitat type or other defined area. Endemic species are more developed on islands because they are isolated. By living in restricted areas, the endemics often become threatened, endangered or extinct, due to human developments involving disturbances, degradation and destruction of the habitat, but also to introduced species, plants and animals, which become invasive and threaten the native ones.
This page is work in progress for long time.
The cards will be created step by step, according to picture’s availability.
On the other hand, the list of the islands will get longer too.
Pages already completed:
Endemic birdís species - Puerto Rico
Endemic bird's species - Cuba
Endemic birdís species - Trinidad and Tobago
Endemic birdís species - Cocos Island (Costa Rica)
Endemic birdís species - Galapagos Islands
Endemic bird's species - Cyprus
Endemic bird’s species - Canary Islands
Endemic bird's species - UK Sub Antarctic Islands (South Georgia - South Sandwich Islands - Falkland Islands - St Helena - Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)
French Sub Antarctic Islands (Scattered Islands - Kerguelen - Crozet - St Paul and Amsterdam)
Avian species of Norwegian Sub Antarctic Islands (Bouvet Island - Peter I Island)
Avian species of South African Sub Antarctic Islands ( Marion and Prince-Edward Islands)
Endemic bird's species - Falkland Islands
Endemic birdís species - Australian Sub Antarctic Islands (Macquarie - Heard-et-Mac Donald Islands)
Endemic bird's species - New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands (Antipodes - Auckland - Bounty - Campbell - Snares)
Endemic bird's species - Chatham Islands
Endemic bird's species - New Zealand (North Island - South Island - Stewart Island)
New Zealand extinct endemic bird species
Franz Josef Land - Russian Arctic National Park
Novaya Zemlya (Arctic Ocean in northern Russia)
Severnaya Zemlya (Russian high Arctic)
New Siberian Islands (Russian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean)
Wrangel Island - Arctic Ocean
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway territories in the Arctic Ocean)
Works in progress:
Antilles (Lesser Antilles and Greater Antilles)
To be continued...
All texts by Nicole Bouglouan
Sources about islands' generalities:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia