Bird Friendly® Coffee Bird List

Shade grown coffee plantations provide a sanctuary for many different kinds of migratory birds. The following lists describe birds that are common, present, and likely present in the forest-like conditions of a Bird Friendly® coffee farm.

By Bird


The following birds are quite common in coffee plantations, at least in some regions.

Hammond's Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Swainson's Thrush

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Baltimore Oriole


We have found these migratory birds in Bird Friendly® coffee plantations.


It is likely that the following species also use the shade habitat found in coffee plantations but we have not yet documented their presence.

By Country

In the map below, the darkest countries support the most migratory birds in coffee plantations.

Mexico (63 species)

Guatemala (56 species)

Belize (48 species)

El Salvador (46 species)

Honduras (58 species)

Nicaragua (47 species)

Costa Rica (56 species)

Panama (59 species)

Colombia (45 species)

Venezuela (39 species)

Ecuador (29 species)

Peru (20 species)

Brazil (19 species)

Guyana (7 species)

Suriname (6 species)

French Guiana (2 species)

Bolivia (9 species)

Paraguay (4 species)

Uruguay (3 species)

Argentina (6 species)

Chile (3 species)

West Indies (42 species)