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.

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 (2011) round of records accepted by the KBRC.
 
 
Common Name
Except in these counties:
KBRC accepted
records
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  

1 recent record

Brant    
[Eurasian Wigeon]  
8
Garganey  
6
[Tufted Duck]  
1
King Eider  
1
Common Eider  
1
Harlequin Duck  
1
Barrow’s Goldeneye

south-central Kansas

22
Ruffed Grouse    no recent record
Sharp-tailed Grouse    no recent record
Yellow-billed Loon  
4
American Flamingo  
2
Wood Stork  
9
Magnificent Frigatebird  
6
Anhinga    
Brown Pelican  
15
Reddish Egret  
3
White Ibis  
16
Roseate Spoonbill  
9
Black Vulture

SE Kansas

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

1

[Wilson’s Plover]  
 3
Mountain Plover

extreme western counties

 
Spotted Redshank  
1
Eskimo Curlew  

no recent record

Hudsonian Godwit (fall)  

 no recent record

Red-necked Stint  
1
White-rumped Sandpiper (fall)    
Curlew Sandpiper  
7
Ruff  
9
Black-legged Kittiwake  
16
Black-headed Gull  
8
Little Gull  
17
Ross's Gull  

1

Mew Gull  
11
Iceland Gull  
9
[Glaucous-winged Gull]  
2
Great Black-backed Gull  
12
Gull-billed Tern  
2
[Arctic Tern]  
3
Black Skimmer  
3
Pomarine Jaeger  
5
Parasitic Jaeger  
13
Long-tailed Jaeger  
6
[Long-billed Murrelet]  
1
Band-tailed Pigeon  
3
Common Ground-Dove    
Groove-billed Ani  

no recent records

[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

10
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

extreme western counties

8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

SW Kansas

 
American Three-toed Woodpecker  

1

Crested Caracara  

1

Gyrfalcon  
7
Hammond's Flycatcher  
8
Gray Flycatcher  
6
Cordilleran Flycatcher

Morton County

4
[Black Phoebe]  
1
Vermilion Flycatcher

Morton County

 
Great Kiskadee  
1
Cassin's Kingbird

SW Kansas

 
[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]  
1
Black-capped Vireo  
no recent record
Gray Vireo  
1
Plumbeous Vireo    
Cassin's Vireo    
Pinyon Jay

SW Kansas

 
Steller’s Jay

SW Kansas

 
Western Scrub-Jay

SW Kansas

 
Mexican Jay  
1
Fish Crow

SE Kansas

14
Chihuahuan Raven

SW Kansas

 
Common Raven  
one recent record
Violet-green Swallow

extreme western counties

 
Cave Swallow  

7

Mountain Chickadee

SW Kansas

 
[Juniper Titmouse]  
2
Bushtit

SW Kansas

 
Pygmy Nuthatch    
Brown-headed Nuthatch  
1
Canyon Wren  
4
[Northern Wheatear]  
1
Western Bluebird  
6
Varied Thrush    
Curve-billed Thrasher

SW Kansas

 
Phainopepla  
 4
Blue-winged Warbler

Eastern Kansas

 
Swainson’s Warbler  
8
Virginia’s Warbler

SW Kansas

13
Connecticut Warbler  
9
Cerulean Warbler

extreme eastern counties

 
Blackpoll Warbler (fall)    
Hermit Warbler  
1
Painted Redstart  
3
Canyon Towhee  
10
Bachman’s Sparrow  
2
Brewer’s Sparrow

SW Kansas

 
Black-throated Sparrow  
9
Sage Sparrow  
3
[Hepatic Tanager]  

1

Pyrrhuloxia  
7
Scott’s Oriole  
1
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 09/2012, 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 are using a Windows version of Netscape or Internet Explorer, just right-click on those links and 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.

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.



Mark Land, KBRC secretary
last updated 6/27/2014