CBRC Logo by Tim ManolisReview List of the

Western Field Ornithologistsí
California Bird Records Committee

14 August 2009

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.

The California Bird Records Committee solicits information on all occurrences in California of the 183 species on this Review List, as well as species unrecorded in California. In general, review species average four or fewer occurrences per year in California, and have been recorded fewer than 100 times. Documentation should be sent to Guy McCaskie, California Bird Records Committee, P.O. Box 275, Imperial Beach, CA 91933-0275 (or by e-mail to [email protected]). Documentation concerning the potential establishment of exotic species not currently on the state list is also sought.

For species not supported by specimens (100 species):
P - At least one record supported by identifiable photograph (98 species)
V - At least one record supported by identifiable videotape (20 species)
T - At least one record supported by identifiable taped vocalization (6 species)
S - Supported only by sight records (2 species)

Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, and Swans
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis - P
Emperor Goose Chen canagica
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator - P
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
Smew Mergellus albellus - PV

Gaviidae - Loons
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Podicipedidae - Grebes
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus

Diomedeidae - Albatrosses
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta - 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
Dark-rumped Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia/sandwichensis - PV
Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris - P
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii - P
Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni - P
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea - P
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis - P
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus - P
Townsend's Shearwater Puffinus auricularis

Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels
Ringed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi - P
Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys
Tristram's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tristrami - P

Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus - P
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda

Sulidae - Boobies and Gannets
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra - P
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula

Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus - P

Anhingidae - Darters
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga - P

Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor - P
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel - P

Ardeidae - Herons, Bitterns, and Allies
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - P
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

Cathartidae - New World Vultures
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus - P

Accipitridae - Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus - P
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus - P
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway - PV
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus - P
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus

Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica

Charadriidae - Lapwings and Plovers
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus - P
Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii - PV
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus - P
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus - PV

Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus - PV
Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes - P
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus - P
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia - PV
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola - P
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
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis - P
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta - P
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
American Woodcock Scolopax minor - P

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
Rossís Gull Rhodostethia rosea - P
Belcherís Gull Larus belcheri - PV
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides - P
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus - PV
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus - P
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus - P
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus - PV
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis - P

Alcidae - Auks, Murres, and Puffins
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris
Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula
Least Auklet Aethia pusilla
Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella

Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis - PV

Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris - P

Strigidae - Typical Owls
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus

Caprimulgidae - Goatsuckers
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Buff-collared Nightjar Caprimulgus ridgwayi

Apodidae - Swifts
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris - S

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus - P
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris - P
Xantus's Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii - P
Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps - P
Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae - P
Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens - P
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Picidae - Woodpeckers and Allies
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens - PT
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi - PVT
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris - PV
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii - PT
Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris - PVT
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana - P

Laniidae - Shrikes
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus - P

Vireonidae - Vireos
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus - PT
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis

Corvidae - Crows and Jays
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

Alaudidae - Larks
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis - P

Hirundinidae - Swallows
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva - P

Troglodytidae - Wrens
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis - PT

Sylviidae - Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata - P
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis - P

Muscicapidae - Old World Flycatchers
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla - P

Turdidae - Thrushes
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica - P
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus - P
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Stonechat Saxicola torquatus - P
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

Parulidae - Wood-Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons

Emberizidae - Emberizids
Cassin's Sparrow Aimophila cassinii
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla - P
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus - PV
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - P
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica - P
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

Cardinalidae - Cardinals, Saltators, 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

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

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