Kansas Bird Records Committee Review List

This review list is intended to be a guide for all potential contributors to the Kansas Bird Records Committee (KBRC), as it indicates the species of birds which are in need of documentation in Kansas. Additionally, any species NOT on the current checklist should always be documented. Instructions for documentation, and links for getting the checklist, report forms, or submission of an electronic report can be found at the bottom of this page. An excellent HTML document, "How to write convincing details," including instructions on taking field notes and making sketches, is available from Mike Patterson. If you have had a report "rejected" and are feeling "dejected" about it, you NEED to read this article.

The species listed below need to be documented for various reasons.

Species are listed in taxonomic order according to the most recent edition of the AOU checklist, and updated according to the most recent (2015) round of records accepted by the KBRC.

Species that have a notation in the column "Documentation not required from these counties" have a clickable link to show a map of counties where those species do not need to be reported. Species with without a notation in this column should be reported if seen anywhere in the state.

For a listing of only species with fewer than ten records (including hypothetical species) click here.
 

Common Name
Documentation not required from these counties:
KBRC accepted
records
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  

1 recent record

[Eurasian Wigeon]  
8
American Black Duck

East of US 183

 
Mottled Duck

Barton & Stafford counties

 
Garganey  
6
[Tufted Duck]  
1
King Eider  
1
Common Eider  
1
Harlequin Duck  
1
Ruffed Grouse    no recent record
Sharp-tailed Grouse    no recent record
Yellow-billed Loon  
5
American Flamingo  
2
Wood Stork  
11
Magnificent Frigatebird  
6
Anhinga    
Reddish Egret  
3
Roseate Spoonbill  
10
Black Vulture

SE Kansas

 
Swallow-tailed Kite  
3 recent records
White-tailed Kite  
4
Northern Goshawk    
Harris’s Hawk  
7
Gray Hawk  
2
Purple Gallinule    
Common Crane  

1

[Wilson’s Plover]  
 3
Mountain Plover

Western two tiers of counties

 
Spotted Redshank  
1
Eskimo Curlew  

no recent record

Hudsonian Godwit (fall)  

 no recent record

Ruff  
11
Curlew Sandpiper  
7
Red-necked Stint  
1
Purple Sandpiper  

1

White-rumped Sandpiper (fall)    
Pomarine Jaeger  
6
Parasitic Jaeger  
13
Long-tailed Jaeger  
6
Long-billed Murrelet  

2

Black-legged Kittiwake  
17
Black-headed Gull  
8
Little Gull  
21
Ross's Gull  

1

Mew Gull  
12
Iceland Gull  
16
[Glaucous-winged Gull]  
2
Gull-billed Tern  
2
[Arctic Tern]  
3
Black Skimmer  
3
Band-tailed Pigeon  
3
Common Ground-Dove    
Groove-billed Ani  

no recent record

[Flammulated Owl]  
1
Western Screech-Owl

Morton County

5
[Lesser Nighthawk]  
2
White-throated Swift  
6
Green Violetear  

1

Magnificent Hummingbird  
2
Black-chinned Hummingbird

SW Kansas

12
Anna’s Hummingbird  
8
Costa’s Hummingbird  
3
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

West of I135/US81

15
Allen’s Hummingbird  
1
Calliope Hummingbird

West of I135/US81

14
Broad-billed Hummingbird  

3

Williamson’s Sapsucker  
4
Red-naped Sapsucker

Western two tiers of counties

10
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Morton County

 
American Three-toed Woodpecker  

1

Crested Caracara  

2

Gyrfalcon  
7
Western Wood-Pewee

West of US281

 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

East of I135/US81

 
Hammond's Flycatcher  
8
Gray Flycatcher  
8
Cordilleran Flycatcher

Morton County

4
[Black Phoebe]  
1
Vermilion Flycatcher

Morton County

 
Ash-throated Flycatcher

SW and west central Kansas

 
Great Kiskadee  
2
Piratic Flycatcher  

1

Cassin's Kingbird

Western two tiers of counties

 
[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]  

1

Black-capped Vireo  
no recent record
Gray Vireo  
2
Plumbeous Vireo    
Cassin's Vireo    
Pinyon Jay

 

 
Steller’s Jay

 

 
Western Scrub-Jay

SW Kansas

 
Mexican Jay  
1
Clark's Nutcracker    
Chihuahuan Raven

 

 
Common Raven  
 
Violet-green Swallow

Western two tiers of counties

 
Cave Swallow  

9

Mountain Chickadee

SW Kansas

 
[Juniper Titmouse]  
2
Bushtit

SW Kansas

 
Pygmy Nuthatch    
Brown-headed Nuthatch  
1
Canyon Wren  
4
Pacific Wren  

1

Winter Wren

East of K23

 
[Northern Wheatear]  
1
Western Bluebird  
6
Curve-billed Thrasher

SW Kansas

 
Sage Thrasher

Morton County

 
Phainopepla  
 4
Blue-winged Warbler

Eastern two tiers of counties

 
Swainson’s Warbler  
8
Virginia’s Warbler

Morton County

13
Connecticut Warbler  
9
MacGillivray's Warbler

West of I135/US81

 
Cape May Warbler

East of I135/US81

 
Cerulean Warbler

Eastern three tiers of counties

 
Blackpoll Warbler (fall)    
Prairie Warbler

Eastern tier of counties

 
Black-throated Gray Warbler

West of I135/US81

 
Townsend's Warbler

West of US183

 
Hermit Warbler  
1
Painted Redstart  
5
Canyon Towhee  
10
Bachman’s Sparrow  
2
Brewer’s Sparrow

Western two tiers of counties

 
Black-throated Sparrow  
9
Sagebrush Sparrow  
3
Hepatic Tanager  

2

Pyrrhuloxia  
7
Hooded Oriole  
1
Scott’s Oriole  
2
Brambling  
1
[Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch]  

1

Pine Grosbeak    
Cassin’s Finch

SW Kansas

 
Lesser Goldfinch

SW Kansas

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A downloadable and printable Rare Bird Report form (12 kb), and a downloadable and printable KOS Checklist (updated 2/2016, 22 KB) are available for your use; you will need Adobe's free Acrobat reader software to view and print these files. The KBRC report form is also available in Microsoft Word, Rich Text (RTF), Web page (HTML), and ascii text format. If you just right-click on those links you will be able to save the file to your computer's hard drive for future use.

You can also submit your report electronically, if your web browser is capable of reading forms. If not, or if you just like to submit records the old-fashioned way (paper and pencil), then download and print out one of the forms mentioned above.


Chuck Otte, KBRC secretary
last updated 5/4/2016 - CEO