ABA Checklist and Updates
ABA Checklist

of the Birds of North America

with Taxonomy and List Updates

through November 2010


The first four of the five lists in this document were prepared originally to supplement four of the most-used field guides to the birds of North America, which had become somewhat out of date. These field guides were (a) The National Geographic Society Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 1st through 3rd Editions (1983, 1987, 1999), (b) Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Birds, 4th Edition (1980), (c) Peterson Field Guides: Western Birds, 3rd Edition (1990), and (d) Golden Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, 1966. As new field guides come out and time passes, these field guides, too, become out of date because of newly accepted species and changes in taxonomy and species names. The lists in this document are updated whenever updates are printed in ornithological journals.

The fourth and fifth editions of The National Geographic Society Field Guide to the Birds of North America came out in 2002 and 2006, respectively. They include new species and taxonomy changes. Also, the fifth edition of Peterson's Eastern Birds became available in March 2002--Peterson Field Guides: Birds of Eastern and Central North America. The new Peterson's guide has many new and modified color plates, range maps with the plates, and updated taxonomy. Additionally, there are: 1) the excellent field guide by Kenn Kaufman, Birds of North America (2000); 2) an excellent identification guide--rather large to serve as a field guide--by David Sibley, The Sibley Guide to Birds (2000); 3) and two Sibley field guides, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (April 2003) and a similar western field guide.

These field guides cover the ABA Checklist Area. The geographical area of the ABA Checklist Area is the 49 continental United States, Canada, the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, and adjacent waters to a distance of 200 miles from land or half the distance to a neighboring country, whichever is less. The latitude of the Mexican boundary on the coast is the southern offshore limit. Excluded by these boundaries are Bermuda, the Bahamas, Hawaii, and Greenland. (The ABA Checklist Area is included within the larger AOU Check-list area for North America.)

All 969 currently accepted birds for the ABA Checklist Area are in the fifth list in AOU 7th edition taxonomic order (51st Supplement).

The five lists are:

Taxonomy Changes (Renames, Splits, and Lumps)
   2. New Species Accepted for the ABA Checklist Area
   3. Species Deleted for the ABA Checklist Area
   4. Extinct Species
   5. A Checklist of Birds of the ABA Checklist Area

Description of the Lists

Information in the first list covers approximately the last 30 years. The second list, new species, covers approximately the last 15-20 years. The third list, deletions, covers approximately the last 10-15 years. The taxonomy changes (renames, splits, and lumps) and species accepted and deleted for the ABA Checklist Area are as determined by the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and agreed to by the American Birding Association (ABA). The information in these lists is believed to be complete and accurate for the stated periods of time through November 2010. The information was compiled from the AOU Check-list (7th Edition; 1998-2010), ABA Checklist Reports, and Supplements to the AOU Check-list printed in the ABA publications Birding and ""Winging It". The AOU 44th Supplement information in Birding was used: February 2004 issue (Vol 36 No 1:22-23, 38-41). Also used was the AOU 45th Supplement information in the Birding January/February 2005 issue (Vol 37 No 1:28-29). The 45th Supplement reflects committee work through December 2003 and was announced in the July 2004 issue of The Auk (Vol 121 No 3). The 46th Supplement (July 2005; Vol 122 No 3) and 47th Supplement (July 2006; Vol 123 No 3) are also reflected here. Additionally, the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th editions of the ABA Checklist of the Birds of the Continental United States and Canada were used, as well as all of the mentioned field guides.

The list of all species (fifth list, A Checklist of Birds of the ABA Checklist Area) and the right-hand columns of the other lists are in AOU taxonomic order. The position indicated for each bird in lists 1 through 4 is with respect to the ABA Checklist, which is the same as the AOU Check-list except for absence of the AOU birds that are not accepted for the ABA checklist area. The ordering used here is that of the AOU Check-list of North American Birds, 7th Edition (with 51st Supplement, 2010) (available from the AOU and ABA Sales).

The taxonomy changes are described by the codes (R), (O), (S), and (L) and, as mentioned above, cover approximately the past 30 years. (R) means that the English name of the species has been changed, i.e., the species has been renamed. (O) means that the name of the species has been changed back to a previously used name for the species, i.e., an older name. (S) means that the species has been split. In some cases one of the resulting names is the same as the original name (e.g., Western Grebe) and in some cases not (e.g., Solitary Vireo). Finally, (L) means that two or more birds in the left-hand column were lumped into the single species in the right-hand column.

Additional Comments

In addition to the updates shown in the first four lists, there are family-level modifications of the checklist (list 5); these regard family definition, name, and ordering. The modifications include the following, all introduced in the AOU Check-list 7th Edition or recent supplements:
  • Swans, Geese, and Ducks are moved in front of Loons.
  • Curassows and Guans (chachalacas in the ABA checklist area) are placed after the ducks.
  • Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys follow Curassows and Guans.
  • Quail, now a separate family, follow Turkeys.
  • Flamingo follows Grebes.
  • Vultures are placed after Storks.
  • Gulls are reordered and divided into 10 genera.
  • Skuas and Jaegers, now a separate family, follow Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers.
  • Shrikes, Vireos, and Jays, Magpies, and Crows are placed before Larks, in that order.
  • Starlings and Allies are placed after Mockingbirds and Thrashers.
  • Kinglets become a separate family.
  • Old World Warblers become a separate family.
  • Thrushes become a separate family.
  • Olive Warbler is placed in its own family preceding the Wood-warblers.
  • Wood-warblers become a separate family.
  • Longspurs and Allies are placed before Wood-warblers.
  • Tanagers become a separate family.
  • Cardinals, Buntings, and Grosbeaks become a separate family and follow the New World Sparrows.
  • Blackbirds and Orioles become a separate family.
Additionally, there are many changes of scientific names at family and genus levels and a few at species level. Up-to-date scientific names are given in the checklist, list 5, but changes are not marked.

Persons who use the information here to update out-of-date field guides might want to use only the taxonomy changes (list 1). The list of new species accepted for the ABA checklist area is of less practical importance since, with few exceptions (e.g., Eurasian Collared-Dove), the new species are exceedingly rare in all parts of the ABA checklist area. Other species have been added on the basis of ABA acceptance of a very small number of records, sometimes old (e.g., Worthen's Sparrow in New Mexico, 1884).

Please report any errors or omissions found in these lists to me at bbowman@umich.edu.

Bruce M. Bowman, 2150 Spruceway Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48103   /   (734) 994-5398


R = renamed
O = renamed back to older name
S = split
L = lumped
C = conspecific with
X = removed from list

OLD NAME                           NEW NAME

Black-bellied Tree Duck      (R)   Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Tree Duck            (R)   Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Bean Goose                   (S)   Taiga Bean-Goose
                                   Tundra Bean-Goose
Snow Goose                   (L)   Snow Goose
Blue Goose
Canada Goose                 (S)   Cackling Goose
                                   Canada Goose
Black Brant                  (L)   Brant
Atlantic Brant
Whistling Swan               (L)   Tundra Swan
Bewick's Swan
Muscovy                      (R)   Muscovy Duck
Falcated Teal                (R)   Falcated Duck
Eurasian Widgeon             (R)   Eurasian Wigeon
American Widgeon             (R)   American Wigeon
"Mexican Duck"               (C)   Mallard
Spot-billed Duck             (S)   Eastern Spot-billed Duck
                                   [Indian Spot-billed Duck: non-ABA]
Common Pintail               (R)   Northern Pintail
Common or American Scoter    (R)   Black Scoter
Oldsquaw                     (R)   Long-tailed Duck
Sage Grouse                  (S)   Greater Sage-Grouse
                                   Gunnison Sage-Grouse
Blue Grouse                  (S)   Dusky Grouse (1)
                                   Sooty Grouse (2)
Common Bobwhite              (R)   Northern Bobwhite
Harlequin Quail              (R)   Montezuma Quail
Western Grebe                (S)   Western Grebe
                                   Clark's Grebe
Greater Flamingo             (S)   American Flamingo
                                   [Greater Flamingo: non-ABA]
Scaled Petrel                (R)   Mottled Petrel
Dark-rumped Petrel           (S)   Galapagos Petrel
                                   [Hawaiian Petrel: non-ABA]
Cory's Shearwater            (S)   Cory's Shearwater
                                   Cape Verde Shearwater
Pale- or Pink-footed Shearwater (R) Flesh-footed Shearwater
Greater Shearwater           (R)   Great Shearwater
New Zealand Shearwater       (R)   Buller's Shearwater
Slender-billed Shearwater    (R)   Short-tailed Shearwater
Wilson's Petrel              (R)   Wilson's Storm-Petrel
British Storm-Petrel         (R)   European Storm-Petrel
Fork-tailed Petrel           (R)   Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Leach's Petrel               (R)   Leach's Storm-Petrel
Ashy Petrel                  (R)   Ashy Storm-Petrel
Harcourt's Petrel            (R)   Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Galapagos Storm-Petrel       (R)   Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel
Black Petrel                 (R)   Black Storm-Petrel
Least Petrel                 (R)   Least Storm-Petrel
Blue-faced Booby             (O)   Masked Booby
Olivaceous Cormorant         (R)   Neotropic Cormorant
American Anhinga             (R)   Anhinga
Great Blue Heron             (L)   Great Blue Heron
Great White Heron            (L)
Common or American Egret     (R)   Great Egret
Louisiana Heron              (R)   Tricolored Heron
Green-backed Heron           (O)   Green Heron
Green Heron                  (S)   Green Heron
                                   [Striated Heron: non-ABA]
Wood Ibis                    (R)   Wood Stork
American Swallow-tailed Kite (O)   Swallow-tailed Kite
Black-shouldered Kite        (S)   White-tailed Kite
                                   [Black-shouldered Kite: non-ABA]
Everglade Kite               (R)   Snail Kite
Marsh Hawk                   (R)   Northern Harrier
Goshawk                      (R)   Northern Goshawk
Bay-winged Hawk              (R)   Harris's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk              (L)   Red-tailed Hawk
Harlan's Hawk
Sparrow Hawk                 (R)   American Kestrel
Pigeon Hawk                  (R)   Merlin
Northern Hobby               (R)   Eurasian Hobby
Duck Hawk                    (R)   Peregrine Falcon
Common Gallinule             (R)   Common Moorhen
Greater Golden-Plover        (R)   European Golden-Plover
Lesser Golden-Plover         (S)   American Golden-Plover
                                   Pacific Golden-Plover
Mongolian Plover             (R)   Lesser Sand-Plover
Greater Sandplover           (R)   Greater Sand-Plover
Polynesian Tattler           (R)   Gray-tailed Tattler
Upland Plover                (R)   Upland Sandpiper
Knot                         (R)   Red Knot
Rufous-necked Stint          (R)   Red-necked Stint
Spoonbill Sandpiper          (R)   Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Common Snipe                 (S)   Wilson's Snipe
                                   Common Snipe (3)
Northern Phalarope           (R)   Red-necked Phalarope
Common Black-headed Gull     (O)   Black-headed Gull
Band-tailed Gull             (R)   Belcher's Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull    (R)   Great Black-backed Gull
White-winged Black Tern      (R)   White-winged Tern
Skua                         (S)   Great Skua
                                   South Polar Skua
Thin-billed Murre            (R)   Common Murre
Marbled Murrelet             (S)   Long-billed Murrelet
                                   Marbled Murrelet
Common Puffin                (R)   Atlantic Puffin
Rock Dove                    (R)   Rock Pigeon
White-fronted Dove           (R)   White-tipped Dove
Canary-winged Parakeet       (R)   White-winged Parakeet
White-winged Parakeet        (S)   White-winged Parakeet
                                   Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet    (X)
Common Barn-Owl              (O)   Barn Owl
Common Screech Owl           (S)   Western Screech-Owl
                                   Eastern Screech-Owl
Hawk-Owl                     (R)   Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl            (R)   Northern Hawk Owl
Saw-whet Owl                 (R)   Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk             (S)   Common Nighthawk
                                   Antillean Nighthawk
Common Pauraque              (R)   Pauraque
Pauraque                     (O)   Common Pauraque (current)
Poor-will                    (R)   Common Poorwill
Ridgeway's Whip-poor-will    (R)   Buff-collared Nightjar
Whip-poor-will               (S)   Eastern Whip-poor-will (4)
                                   Mexican Whip-poor-will (5)
Jungle Nightjar              (R)   Gray Nightjar
White-rumped Swift           (R)   Fork-tailed Swift
Rivoli's Hummingbird         (R)   Magnificent Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear             (R)   Green Violetear
Coppery-tailed Trogon        (R)   Elegant Trogon
Eared Trogon                 (R)   Eared Quetzal
Eurasian Hoopoe              (R)   Hoopoe
Hoopoe                       (O)   Eurasian Hoopoe (current)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     (S)   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
                                   Red-naped Sapsucker
                                   Red-breasted Sapsucker
Arizona Woodpecker           (R)   Strickland's Woodpecker
  or Brown-backed Woodpecker
Strickland's Woodpecker      (S)   Arizona Woodpecker
                                   [Strickland's Woodpecker: non-ABA]
Northern Three-toed W'pecker (R)   Three-toed Woodpecker
Three-toed Woodpecker        (S)   American Three-toed Woodpecker
                                   [Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker: non-ABA]
Black-backed Three-toed WP   (R)   Black-backed Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker       (L)   Common Flicker
Red-shafted Flicker
Gilded Flicker
Common Flicker               (R)   Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker             (S)   Northern Flicker
                                   Gilded Flicker
Beardless Flycatcher         (R)   Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Caribbean Elaenia            (X)
Coues' Flycatcher            (R)   Greater Pewee
Western Pewee                (R)   Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Pewee                (R)   Eastern Wood-Pewee
Traill's Flycatcher          (S)   Alder Flycatcher
                                   Willow Flycatcher
Western Flycatcher           (S)   Pacific-slope Flycatcher
                                   Cordilleran Flycatcher
Olivaceous Flycatcher        (R)   Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Weid's Crested Flycatcher    (R)   Brown-crested Flycatcher
Kiskadee Flycatcher          (R)   Great Kiskadee
Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher     (R)   Crowned Slaty Flycatcher
Solitary Vireo               (S)   Plumbeous Vireo (6)
                                   Cassin's Vireo (7)
                                   Blue-headed Vireo (8)
Red-eyed Vireo               (S)   Red-eyed Vireo
                                   Yellow-green Vireo
Canada Jay                   (O)   Gray Jay
Scrub Jay                    (S)   Florida Scrub-Jay
                                   Island Scrub-Jay
                                   Western Scrub-Jay
Gray-breasted Jay            (O)   Mexican Jay
American Magpie              (R)   Black-billed Magpie
Common Crow                  (R)   American Crow
Mexican Crow                 (R)   Tamaulipas Crow
White-necked Raven           (R)   Chihuahuan Raven
Northern Raven               (R)   Common Raven
Eurasian Skylark             (R)   Sky Lark
Gray-headed Chickadee        (R)   Siberian Tit
Siberian Tit                 (O)   Gray-headed Chickadee (current)
Plain Titmouse               (S)   Oak Titmouse (9)
                                   Juniper Titmouse (10)
Tufted Titmouse              (S)   Tufted Titmouse (11)
                                   Black-crested Titmouse (12)
Common Bushtit               (L)   Bushtit
Black-eared Bushtit
House Wren                   (L)   House Wren
Brown-throated Wren
Winter Wren                  (S)   Winter Wren (13)
                                   Pacific Wren (14)
Short-billed Marsh Wren      (R)   Sedge Wren
Long-billed Marsh Wren       (R)   Marsh Wren
Water Ouzel                  (R)   American Dipper
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher     (S)   California Gnatcatcher
                                   Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Red-breasted Flycatcher      (S)   Taiga Flycatcher
                                   [Red-breasted Flycatcher: non-ABA, non-AOU]
Siberian Flycatcher          (R)   Dark-sided Flycatcher
Gray-spotted Flycatcher      (R)   Gray-streaked Flycatcher
Brown Flycatcher             (R)   Asian Brown Flycatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush          (S)   Gray-cheeked Thrush
                                   Bicknell's Thrush
Eye-browed Thrush            (R)   Eyebrowed Thrush
Clay-colored Robin           (R)   Clay-colored Thrush
White-throated Robin         (R)   White-throated Thrush
Yellow Wagtail               (S)   Eastern Yellow Wagtail
                                   [Yellow Wagtail: non-ABA]
White Wagtail                (S)   White Wagtail
                                   Black-backed Wagtail
White Wagtail                (L)   White Wagtail
Black-backed Wagtail         (L)   (relumped)
Brown Tree-Pipit             (R)   Tree Pipit
Olive Tree-Pipit             (R)   Olive-backed Pipit
Water Pipit                  (S)   American Pipit
                                   [Water Pipit: non-ABA]
Parula Warbler               (R)   Northern Parula
Olive-backed Warbler         (R)   Tropical Parula
Yellowthroat                 (S)   Common Yellowthroat
                                   [others: non-ABA]
Bahama Honeycreeper          (R)   Bananaquit
Stripe-backed Tanager        (R)   Flame-colored Tanager
Stripe-headed Tanager        (S)   Western Spindalis
                                   [four others: non-ABA]
Rufous-sided Towhee          (S)   Spotted Towhee
                                   Eastern Towhee
Brown Towhee                 (S)   Canyon Towhee
                                   California Towhee
Savannah Sparrow             (L)   Savannah Sparrow
Ipswich Sparrow              (L)
Sharp-tailed Sparrow         (S)   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
                                   Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow              (L)   Seaside Sparrow
Dusky Seaside Sparrow
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
Northern Junco               (R)   Dark-eyed Junco
Gray-headed Junco            (L)   Dark-eyed Junco
Oregon Junco                 (L)
White-winged Junco           (L)
Slate-colored Junco          (L)
Mexican Junco                (R)   Yellow-eyed Junco
Pallas's Reed-Bunting        (R)   Pallas's Bunting
Common Reed-Bunting          (R)   Reed Bunting
Boat-tailed Grackle          (S)   Boat-tailed Grackle
                                   Great-tailed Grackle
Scarlet-headed Oriole        (R)   Streak-backed Oriole
Northern Oriole              (S)   Bullock's Oriole
                                   Baltimore Oriole
Lichtenstein's Oriole        (R)   Altamira Oriole
Rosy Finch                   (S)   Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
                                   Black Rosy-Finch
                                   Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
Dark-backed Goldfinch        (R)   Lesser Goldfinch
English Sparrow              (R)   House Sparrow
European Tree Sparrow        (R)   Eurasian Tree Sparrow

  (1) Dusky Grouse: interior
  (2) Sooty Grouse: Pacific coast
  (3) Common Snipe: western Aleutians
  (4) Eastern Whip-poor-will: eastern
  (5) Mexican Whip-poor-will: southwest
  (6) Plumbeous Vireo: Rocky Mountains and Great Basin
  (7) Cassin's Vireo: west coast
  (8) Blue-headed Vireo: eastern
  (9) Oak Titmouse: west of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
 (10) Juniper Titmouse: east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
 (11) Tufted Titmouse; eastern
 (12) Black-crested Titmouse; southern and western Texas
 (13) Winter Wren: eastern, breeding west to Alberta
 (14) Pacific Wren: Alaska to the Pacific region; some in western mountain ranges

Also see: 

  (a) Obsolete English Names of North American Birds and Their Modern Equivalents
  (b) The History of North American Bird Names in the AOU Checklists 1886 - 2000

NEW SPECIES ACCEPTED FOR THE ABA CHECKLIST AREA INSERT AFTER/BEFORE NEW SPECIES ACCEPTED (ABA area) after Pink-footed Goose Graylag Goose after Greater White-fronted Goose Lesser White-fronted Goose before Wood Duck Muscovy Duck before Gray Partridge Himalayan Snowcock before Spruce Grouse Gunnison Sage-Grouse before Black-browed Albatross Shy Albatross after Black-browed Albatross Wandering Albatross before Wandering Albatross Light-mantled Albatross after Northern Fulmar Great-winged Petrel after Great-winged Petrel Herald Petrel before Mottled Petrel Murphy's Petrel after Mottled Petrel Bermuda Petrel after Black-capped Petrel Fea's/Zino's Petrel after Fea's/Zino's Petrel Galapagos/Hawaiian Petrel after Cook's Petrel Stejneger's Petrel (removed/added) after Bulwer's Petrel Parkinson's Petrel before Parkinson's Petrel White-chinned Petrel after Greater Shearwater Wedge-tailed Shearwater after Manx Shearwater Townsend's Shearwater before European Storm-Petrel Black-bellied Storm-Petrel after White-faced Storm-Petrel European Storm-Petrel after Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Ringed Storm-Petrel after Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel after Least Storm-Petrel Tristram's Storm-Petrel after Magnificent Frigatebird Great Frigatebird after Great Frigatebird Lesser Frigatebird before Least Bittern Yellow Bittern before Great Blue Heron Bare-throated Tiger-Heron after Great Blue Heron Gray Heron after Great Egret Chinese Egret before Chinese Egret Intermediate Egret after Chinese Egret Little Egret after Little Egret Western Reef-Heron after Cattle Egret Chinese Pond-Heron after Northern Goshawk Crane Hawk before Red-shouldered Hawk Roadside Hawk before Crested Caracara Collared Forest-Falcon after Merlin Eurasian Hobby after Eurasian Hobby Red-footed Falcon after Sora Paint-billed Crake after Paint-billed Crake Spotted Rail before Northern Lapwing Double-striped Thick-knee after Lesser Sand-Plover Greater Sand-Plover before Snowy Plover Collared Plover after Piping Plover Little Ringed Plover before American Oystercatcher Eurasian Oystercatcher before Black-necked Stilt Black-winged Stilt after Lesser Yellowlegs Marsh Sandpiper after Wood Sandpiper Common Redshank after Upland Sandpiper Little Curlew before Wilson's Snipe Jack Snipe after Jack Snipe Solitary Snipe after Common Snipe Pin-tailed Snipe before American Woodcock Eurasian Woodcock after Red Phalarope Oriental Pratincole after Heermann's Gull Gray-hooded Gull after Herring Gull Yellow-legged Gull after Great Black-backed Gull Kelp Gull after Sabine's Gull Swallow-tailed Gull after White-winged Tern Whiskered Tern after Band-tailed Pigeon Oriental Turtle-Dove after Oriental Turtle-Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove before Eurasian Collared-Dove European Turtle-Dove after Budgerigar Monk Parakeet after Carolina Parakeet Green Parakeet after Flammulated Owl Oriental Scops-Owl after Burrowing Owl Mottled Owl after Long-eared Owl Stygian Owl after Northern Saw-whet Owl Brown Hawk-Owl after Whip-poor-will Gray Nightjar after Vaux's Swift White-throated Needletail after White-throated Needletail Common Swift after White-throated Swift Antillean Palm Swift before Broad-billed Hummingbird Green-breasted Mango after White-eared Hummingbird Xantus's Hummingbird after Buff-bellied Hummingbird Cinnamon Hummingbird after Calliope Hummingbird Bumblebee Hummingbird after Eared Quetzal Eurasian Hoopoe after Belted Kingfisher Amazon Kingfisher after Green Kingfisher Eurasian Wryneck after Red-breasted Sapsucker Great Spotted Woodpecker after Hairy Woodpecker Arizona Woodpecker after Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Greenish Elaenia after Greenish Elaenia White-crested Elaenia before Olive-sided Flycatcher Tufted Flycatcher after Ash-throated Flycatcher Nutting's Flycatcher after Brown-crested Flycatcher La Sagra's Flycatcher after Great Kiskadee Social Flycatcher after Variegated Kingbird Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher after Gray Kingbird Loggerhead Kingbird after Fork-tailed Flycatcher Gray-collared Becard after Rose-throated Becard Masked Tityra before Loggerhead Shrike Brown Shrike after Black-whiskered Vireo Yucatan Vireo after Purple Martin Cuban Martin after Cuban Martin Gray-breasted Martin after Gray-breasted Martin Southern Martin after Southern Martin Brown-chested Martin after Tree Swallow Mangrove Swallow after Barn Swallow Common House-Martin after Canyon Wren Sinaloa Wren after Lanceolated Warbler Willow Warbler before Willow Warbler Sedge Warbler after Yellow-browed Warbler Pallas's Warbler after Arctic Warbler Lesser Whitethroat after Black-capped Gnatcatcher Narcissus Flycatcher after Narcissus Flycatcher Mugimaki Flycatcher after Taiga Flycatcher Dark-sided Flycatcher after Gray-streaked Flycatcher Asian Brown Flycatcher after Asian Brown Flycatcher Spotted Flycatcher before Siberian Rubythroat Rufous-tailed Robin after Bluethroat Siberian Blue Robin after Siberian Blue Robin Red-flanked Bluetail after Northern Wheatear Stonechat after Townsend's Solitaire Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush before Orange-billed N.-Thrush Brown-backed Solitaire after Orange-billed N.-Thrush Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush after Wood Thrush Eurasian Blackbird after Fieldfare Redwing after Redwing Song Thrush after Clay-colored Robin White-throated Robin after American Robin Red-legged Thrush after Le Conte's Thrasher Blue Mockingbird after European Starling Common Myna after Eastern Yellow Wagtail Citrine Wagtail before Olive-backed Pipit Tree Pipit after Cedar Waxwing Gray Silky-flycatcher before Northern Parula Crescent-chested Warbler after Common Yellowthroat Gray-crowned Yellowthroat after Slate-throated Redstart Fan-tailed Warbler after Western Tanager Flame-colored Tanager before Black-faced Grassquit Yellow-faced Grassquit after Field Sparrow Worthen's Sparrow before Little Bunting Pine Bunting after Little Bunting Yellow-browed Bunting after Rustic Bunting Yellow-throated Bunting before Gray Bunting Yellow-breasted Bunting before Northern Cardinal Crimson-collared Grosbeak after Tricolored Blackbird Tawny-shouldered Blackbird before Bronzed Cowbird Shiny Cowbird before Orchard Oriole Black-vented Oriole before Brambling Common Chaffinch before Pine Siskin Eurasian Siskin after American Goldfinch Oriental Greenfinch
SPECIES DELETED FOR THE ABA CHECKLIST AREA Black Francolin Azure Gallinule Caribbean Coot Ringed Turtle-Dove Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Cuban Emerald Caribbean Elaenia Crested Myna
EXTINCT IN THE ABA CHECKLIST AREA Code 6* POSITION IN ABA LIST EXTINCT SPECIES after Harlequin Duck Labrador Duck after Turkey Vulture California Condor after Little Curlew Eskimo Curlew after Far Eastern Curlew Slender-billed Curlew after Razorbill Great Auk after Mourning Dove Passenger Pigeon after Monk Parakeet Carolina Parakeet after Green Parakeet Thick-billed Parrot after Pileated Woodpecker Ivory-billed Woodpecker before Blue-winged Warbler Bachman's Warbler Code 6: Cannot be found. The species is probably or actually extinct or extirpated from the ABA Checklist Area, or all survivors are held in captivity (or releases are not yet naturally re-established)

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