Brown Booby added to Colorado State List and Boulder County List! (9/24/2016)
RECENT CHANGES FOLLOWING RELEASE OF THE 57TH SUPPLEMENT
LOONS (Gaviiformes) dropped below GULLS
PIGEONS, CUCKOOS, NIGHTJARS (FORMERLY GOATSUCKERS), SWIFTS & HUMMINGBIRDS now below GREBES
RAILS, CRANES, STILTS, PLOVERS & SANDIPIPERS now below HUMMINGBIRDS
SKUAS, MURRES, GULLS & LOONS now below SANDPIPERS
OWLS now dropped below HAWKS
HOUSE SPARROW moved up below STARLINGS
FINCHES moved up below PIPITS
Rearrange the genera in the family Odontophoridae in the following new sequence: (DONE!)
(moves Northern Bobwhite above Scaled Quail)
Change the heading Order CAPRIMULGIFORMES:
Goatsuckers, Oilbirds, and Allies to Order CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nightjars (DONE!)
Change the heading Family CAPRIMULGIDAE: Goatsuckers
to Family CAPRIMULGIDAE: Nightjars.
Change Grus canadensis to Antigone canadensis,
Sandhill Crane scientific name changed
Change the heading Family SCOLOPACIDAE: Sandpipers,Phalaropes, and Allies to Family SCOLOPACIDAE: Sandpipers.
Subfamily NUMENIINAE: Curlews
Subfamily LIMOSINAE: Godwits
Subfamily ARENARIINAE: Turnstones and Calidridine Sandpipers
Change the heading Subfamily SCOLOPACINAE: Sandpipers and Allies to
Subfamily SCOLOPACINAE: Dowitchers, Snipe, and Woodcock.
Subfamily TRINGINAE: Tringines
Move the heading Family CATHARTIDAE: New World Vultures
and the genus and species accounts included under this heading to
a position following this newly inserted order, and delete the Notes under Cathartidae.
Change the sequence of species in family VIREONIDAE to:
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
(Plumbeous Vireo dropped below Blue-headed Vireo)
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica Western Scrub-Jay) is now two species:
Aphelocoma californica California Scrub-Jay.
Aphelocoma woodhouseii Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay.
Move the headings
Family PASSERIDAE: Old World Sparrows,
Family MOTACILLIDAE: Wagtails and Pipits,
Family FRINGILLIDAE: Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies, and
their included genus and species accounts, in this sequence, to a position
following the account for Peucedramus taeniatus.
Changes order to:
CONSIDERED NOT CHANGED
revision of the generic placements of several species
currently in Picoides
adoption of the English group name
‘‘whitestart’’ for species in the genus Myioborus
A proposal to merge Hoary
Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni with Common Redpoll A.
flammea was held over and will be reconsidered next year
LAST UPDATED! 01/04/2016
(Nomenclature: checklist of North American Birds, 7th Edition, AOU 1998, updated with 56th Supplement)
Changes include the July 1, 2015 AOU changes!
As well as recent additions to the Colorado State List.
LAST UPDATED! 01/04/2016 (see below for 01/04/2016 changes to State List from AOU 56th Supplement)
Vaux's Swift added to Colorado State List!
Latest: American Tree Sparrow now the sole member in its own genus "Spizelloides"
Latest: Order of Buteos changed.
Birds added to County Lists (8/7/2015):
Sabine's Gull: Alamosa County
Sagebrush Sparrow: Chaffee County
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher: Fremont County
Veery: Hinsdale County
American White Pelican: Hinsdale
Black-and-white Warbler: Ouray County
Horned Grebe: Ouray County
August 2014: Added Black-backed Woodpecker & Pileated Woodpecker to Official Colorado Checklist
Changed order of Doves
06/14/2014: Added Mottled Duck, Cave Swallow, Hoary Redpoll to State and County Checklists
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Common Name, Scientific Name, Four Letter Codes
COLORADO BIRDING SOCIETY OFFICIAL CHECKLIST OF COLORADO BIRDS (PDF format)(58.3kb)
(Same as above in pdf format.)
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