Most bird species (country)
Who
Colombia
What
1,884 total number
Where
Colombia ()
When
2020

According to BirdLife International, Colombia harbours a total of 1,884 bird species, which is 16.9% of the 11,158 bird species in the world (2020 edition of the checklist of birds of the world by BirdLife International).


Peru is close on Colombia’s heels with 1,861, followed by Brazil with 1,817.

These countries illustrate why South America is often called the "Bird Continent", as it harbours a total of 3,445 bird species, or almost one-third of all species in the world, making it the continent with the greatest biodiversity of avifauna.