CBRC Review List

Updated 8 July 2016

The California Bird Records Committee solicits information on all occurrences in California of the 193 Review List species, as well as species groups and hybrids on a supplemental list and species unrecorded in California.

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In general, review species average four or fewer occurrences per year in California over the most recent ten year period. Documentation should be sent to the CBRC Secretary by e-mail to secretary@californiabirds.org. We also seek documentation concerning the potential establishment of introduced species not currently on the state list but on our Watch List. Documentation for Watch List species go to the Introduced Birds Subcommittee.

The sequence of birds on this list has been updated to follow the 7th edition of the A.O.U Check-List of North American Birds, and supplements.

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Legend

For species not supported by curated specimens (114 species):

PAt least one record supported by identifiable photograph (112 species)
VAt least one record supported by identifiable video (22 species)
AAt least one record supported by identifiable audio recording (9 species)
SSupported only by sight records (2 species)

Main List

Anseriformes - Screamers, Swans, Geese, and Ducks

Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis - P

Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor

Tundra Bean-Goose Anser serrirostris - P

Emperor Goose Chen canagica

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus - P

Falcated Duck Anas falcata - P

American Black Duck Anas rubripes

Garganey Anas querquedula

Baikal Teal Anas formosa

Common Pochard Aythya ferina - P

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - P

King Eider Somateria spectabilis

Common Eider Somateria mollissima - P

Common Scoter Melanitta nigra - P

Smew Mergellus albellus - PV

Podicipediformes - Grebes

Podicipedidae - Grebes

Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus

Columbiformes - Pigeons and Doves

Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves

Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis - PV

Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti

Cuculiformes - Cuckoos and Allies

Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus - PV

Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris - P

Caprimulgiformes - Nightjars

Caprimulgidae - Nightjars

Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis

Buff-collared Nightjar Antrostomus ridgwayi

Eastern Whip-poor-will Antrostomus vociferus - PA

Apodiformes - Swifts and Hummingbirds

Apodidae - Swifts

White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris - S

Common Swift Apus apus - P

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds

Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus - P

Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens - P

Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae - P

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris - P

Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps - P

Xantus's Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii - P

Gruiformes - Rails, Cranes, and Allies

Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus

Gruidae - Cranes

Common Crane Grus grus - P

Charadriiformes - Shorebirds, Gulls, Auks, and Allies

Charadriidae - Lapwings and Plovers

Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus - P

Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii - PV

Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia

Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula - PVA

Piping Plover Charadrius melodus - P

Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus - PV

Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

Little Curlew Numenius minutus - P

Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis - PV

Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica - P

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta - P

Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis - P

Little Stint Calidris minuta

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago - P

American Woodcock Scolopax minor - P

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus - PV

Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes - P

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus - P

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia - PV

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis - P

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola - P

Alcidae - Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia

Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix

Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris

Least Auklet Aethia pusilla

Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella

Laridae - Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus - P

Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris

Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea - P

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus - P

Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus

Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea - P

Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri - PV

Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides - P

Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus - P

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus - P

Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus - P

Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus

Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus - P

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus - PV

Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis - P

Phaethontiformes - Tropicbirds

Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus - P

Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda

Gaviiformes - Loons

Gaviidae - Loons

Arctic Loon Gavia arctica

Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Procellariiformes - Tube-nosed Swimmers

Diomedeidae - Albatrosses

White-capped Albatross Thalassarche cauta - P

Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini - P

Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita - P

Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata - PV

Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans - P

Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus

Procellariidae - Shearwaters and Petrels

Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera - PV

Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris - P

Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii - P

White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis - PV

Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni - P

Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas

Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea - P

Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacificus - P

Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis - P

Newell's Shearwater Puffinus newelli

Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels

Ringed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi - P

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys

Tristram's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tristrami - P

Suliformes - Frigatebirds, Boobies, Cormorants, Darters, and Allies

Fregatidae - Frigatebirds

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Great Frigatebird Fregata minor - P

Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel - P

Sulidae - Boobies and Gannets

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra - P

Nazca Booby Sula granti - P

Red-footed Booby Sula sula

Northern Gannet Morus bassanus - P

Anhingidae - Darters

Anhinga Anhinga anhinga - P

Pelecaniformes - Pelicans, Herons, Ibises, and Allies

Ardeidae - Herons, Bitterns, and Allies

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - P

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

Cathartiformes - New World Vultures

Cathartidae - New World Vultures

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus - P

Accipitriformes - Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

Accipitridae - Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus - P

Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis

Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus - P

Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus - PV

Strigiformes - Owls

Strigidae - Typical Owls

Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus

Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi

Piciformes - Puffbirds, Jacamars, Toucans, Woodpeckers, and Allies

Picidae - Woodpeckers and Allies

Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Falconiformes - Caracaras and Falcons

Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway - PV

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus - P

Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus

Passeriformes - Passerine Birds

Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers

Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens - PA

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris

Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum

Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer

Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi - PVA

Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris - PV

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii - PA

Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris - PVA

Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana - P

Laniidae - Shrikes

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus - P

Vireonidae - Vireos

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus - PA

Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius

Corvidae - Crows and Jays

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

Alaudidae - Larks

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis - P

Hirundinidae - Swallows

Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva - P

Troglodytidae - Wrens

Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis - PA

Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis - PA

Phylloscopidae - Leaf Warblers

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Arctic/Kamchatka Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealis/examinandus - P

Locustellidae - Grasshopper-Warblers

Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata - P

Muscicapidae - Old World Flycatchers

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica - P

Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus - P

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla - P

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

Stonechat Saxicola torquatus - P

Turdidae - Thrushes

Veery Catharus fuscescens - P

Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus - PV

Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus - P

Mimidae - Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Motacillidae - Wagtails and Pipits

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis - P

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea - P

White Wagtail Motacilla alba - P

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni - P

Fringillidae - Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla - PV

Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus - P

White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera - S

Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea

Calcariidae - Longspurs and Snow Buntings

Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus - PV

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis -

Parulidae - Wood-Warblers

Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum

Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla

Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera

Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera

Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis

Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina

Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea -

Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae

Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia

Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons

Emberizidae - Emberizids

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii -

Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla - P

Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii

Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - P

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica - P

Cardinalidae - Cardinals and Allies

Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus - P

Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor

Icteridae - Blackbirds

Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus

Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus

Supplemental List

We also review records of the following species groups and hybrids

  • Taiga/Tundra Bean-Goose Anser fabalis/serrirostris
  • Magnificent/Great/Lesser Frigatebird Fregata magnificens/minor/ariel
  • Masked/Nazca Booby Sula dactylatra/granti
  • Blue-winged X Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera X V. chrysoptera