Nevada Bird Records Committee Review List

 Hepatic Tanager / Photo: Bernadine Murray

Hepatic Tanager / Photo: Bernadine Murray

Most recent revision date: 8/8/18

The contents of this web page are based on the major revision of the Nevada Bird Records Committee (NBRC) Review List undertaken by Chris Elphick, with assistance from numerous Nevada birders, in 2001, and include an additional major revision carried out by the full committee in 2009 and a further major revision resulting from changes in the review list criteria in 2018. The original publication of this list in Great Basin Birds 4(1), 2001, included a very informative discussion of the 2001 revision effort and history, elaborately documented by Chris Elphick. Nevada birders who assisted in the effort are credited there by name.

Note: For taxa that have ever been considered full species by the American Ornithologists' Union, or are currently considered full species by other national or international ornithological societies, the committee may choose to review records for those taxa even though other conspecifics are not rare in Nevada. (Example: "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal.)


Table 1. The Nevada Bird Records Committee Review List.

Sightings of all species on this list require documentation. Species (other than introduced species) that are not on this list and that do not appear on the official Nevada Checklist also require documentation. (Introduced species which are not on the official Nevada Checklist should not be submitted except in the special circumstance where that species is on the ABA checklist and is also on the official checklist of a state adjacent to Nevada.) To document your sightings, use the online submission form on this website or send your documentation as email to the NBRC Secretary at:
   NevadaBirdRecords--AT-SYMBOL--  gbbo  --DOT--  org
You can also send documentation through conventional mail to NBRC c/o GBBO, 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 256A, Reno, NV 89502.


Common Name Scientific Name Supported by 'p' photo,
'v' video, 'a' audio, 's' specimen,
'[na]' not applicable (regionally
exempt from review)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis p
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor ps
Mallard (Mexican) Anas platyrhynchos diazi
Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) Anas crecca crecca p
King Eider Somateria spectabilis p
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus p
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina ps
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti p
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris p
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens p
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris p
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris p
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis v
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus ps
Common Crane Grus grus p
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva p
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica ps
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala p
Ruff Calidris pugnax pv
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata p
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea p
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis p
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis p
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
American Woodcock Scolopax minor p
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus p
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus ps
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris ps
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus p
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla p
Yellow-footed Gull Larus livens p
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus p
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea p
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger p
Least Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma microsoma
Wood Stork Mycteria americana ps
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens p
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii p
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster p
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea p
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens p
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
White Ibis Eudocimus albus p
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus p
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja p
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus ps
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi ps
Barred Owl Strix varia p
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus p
Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis ps
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus p
Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii p
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway p
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus p
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris p
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer pva
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus p
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus pv
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii pva
Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris p
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana p
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius p
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus pa
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis p
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata ps
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis pva
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis p
Arctic-Kamchatka Leaf Warbler pv
Veery Catharus fuscescens pv
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina p
Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus p
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
White Wagtail Motacilla alba p
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni ps
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla p
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera p
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus p
McCown's Longspur Rhynchophanes mccownii p
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis p
Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii p
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii p
LeConte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii p
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus ps
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla pv
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera p
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera p
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis pv
Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia p
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina p
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea ps
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea p
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica p
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor p
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens p
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis p
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons p
Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava pva
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis p
Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus p