Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review List of Species

The Indiana Bird Records Committee (IBRC) evaluates the evidence for records of birds that are rare or unusual in Indiana.  The IBRC maintains this Review List of birds for which the committee would like to receive documentation.  The information obtained from observers is used to maintain an accurate state checklist, monitor changes in migration, irruption, or vagrancy of certain species, and to serve as part of Indiana's ornithological history.  A number of species are regular along the Lake Michigan shoreline but rare elsewhere in Indiana, which is why the IBRC asks these species be documented when found inland.  A few other species below are regular at very isolated locations and observations away from these sites are also worthy of documenting.  Anyone observing a bird on the Review List, or any bird not already on the official state list, is encouraged to submit written documentation along with any photographic evidence to the IBRC chairman.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  Ruff  Western Kingbird
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  Red Phalarope *  Gray Kingbird
Brant Pomarine Jaeger*  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Barnacle Goose
Eurasian Wigeon  Parasitic Jaeger *  Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Cinnamon Teal  Long-tailed Jaeger  Western Scrub-Jay
King Eider  Little Gull *  Black-billed Magpie
Harlequin Duck *  Black-headed Gull  Fish Crow **
Barrow's Goldeneye  Black-tailed Gull  Common Raven
Yellow-billed Loon  Mew Gull  Cave Swallow
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel  California Gull   Boreal Chickadee
Northern Gannet  Thayer's Gull *  Rock Wren
Neotropic Cormorant Iceland Gull *  Bewick’s Wren
Brown Pelican  Slaty-backed Gull  Northern Wheatear
Magnificent Frigatebird  Glaucous Gull *  Mountain Bluebird
Tricolored Heron  Great Black-backed Gull *  Townsend’s Solitaire *
Reddish Egret  Kelp Gull  Sage Thrasher
White Ibis  Sabine's Gull *  Bohemian Waxwing

Wood Stork 
Black-legged Kittiwake *  Black-throated Gray Warbler
Ross's Gull  Townsend's Warbler
Gull-billed Tern  Kirtland's Warbler
Swallow-tailed Kite  Royal Tern  Swainson's Warbler
White-tailed Kite  RoseateTern  Western Tanager
Swainson's Hawk  Arctic Tern  Green-tailed Towhee
Ferruginous Hawk  Least Tern **  Spotted Towhee
Crested Caracara White-winged Tern  Cassin's Sparrow
Gyrfalcon  Black Skimmer  Bachman's Sparrow
Prairie Falcon  Thick-billed Murre  Lark Bunting
Yellow Rail  Long-billed Murrelet  McCown's Longspur
Black Rail  Ancient Murrelet  Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Gallinule  Band-tailed Pigeon 

White-winged Dove
Painted Bunting
Hooded Crane
Common Crane  Common Ground-Dove 
Great-tailed Grackle
Snowy Plover  Monk Parakeet **  Bullock's Oriole

Wilson's Plover 

Lesser Sand-Plover

Groove-billed Ani  Audubon's Oriole
Mountain Plover  Burrowing Owl Brambling
Spotted Redshank
Whimbrel *  Green Violet-ear Pine Grosbeak
Long-billed Curlew  Black-chinned Hummingbird  Hoary Redpoll

Black-tailed Godwit

Red Knot *  

Anna's Hummingbird Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Calliope Hummingbird  
Red-necked Stint  Black-backed Woodpecker 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper  Western Wood-Pewee 
Purple Sandpiper *  Say's Phoebe
Curlew Sandpiper  Vermilion Flycatcher

*Away from Lake Michigan
 **Away from Known Locations

Unless obvious alternate adults, White-faced and Glossy Ibises and hybrids should be referred to as Plegadis Ibis species