Nevada Bird Records Committee Review List

Hepatic Tanager / Photo: Bernadine Murray

Hepatic Tanager / Photo: Bernadine Murray

Most recent revision date: 10/2/17

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. 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. Please consult the original publication in Great Basin Birds for that discussion.

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, except where exemptions are noted. Species that are not on this list and that do not appear on the official Nevada Checklist also require documentation. (However, 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 Regional Exemptions Evidence
Common Name Scientific Name Regional Exemptions 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
Brant Branta bernicla p
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator Ruby Valley p [na]
Mallard (Mexican) Anas platyrhynchos diazi
Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) Anas crecca crecca p
King Eider Somateria spectabilis p
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus p
Black Scoter Melanitta americana ps
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina ps
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti p
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris p
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis
Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae Sheep/Spring Ranges [na]
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 p
Common Crane Grus grus p
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica ps
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva p
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus p
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica ps
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres p
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala p
Ruff Calidris pugnax p
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
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus pv
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus p
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus ps
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla pvs
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris ps
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus p
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla p
Western Gull Larus occidentalis p
Yellow-footed Gull Larus livens p
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus p
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea p
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger p
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii pv
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
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis p
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus Meadow Valley Wash/Rainbow Canyon pv [na]
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus p
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus ps
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi ps
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis Carson Range [na]
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
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus Carson Range [na]
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway p
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus p
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris p
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus pva
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
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus p
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana p
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus pva
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons pa
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius p
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus pa
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis p
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata ps
Purple Martin Progne subis p
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
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre From Nelson to southern border pva [na]
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
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus pva
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
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum p
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii p
LeConte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii p
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius p
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula p
Tricolored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor Carson Valley [na]
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus p
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus ps
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum p
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
Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa p
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina p
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea ps
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea p
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca 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
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea p
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis p
Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus p
Dickcissel Spiza americana p