Review List

Compiled through October 2016

by the Washington Bird Records Committee

Written reports of any observations of these species, or of species not on the Checklist of Washington Birds, should be submitted together with supporting evidence by email (wbrc@wos.org), by using the Report Form, or by writing to: WBRC, 12345 Lake City Way NE, #215 Seattle, WA 98125

The Review List consists of birds with 20 or fewer records during the previous 10-year period.

Also included at the end are subspecies and morphs that are sufficiently rare to meet the same standards as full species and are reliably identifiable in the field.

  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck (1905)
  • Taiga Bean-Goose
  • Emperor Goose
  • Whooper Swan
  • Falcated Duck
  • Garganey
  • Baikal Teal
  • Steller’s Eider
  • King Eider
  • Common Eider
  • Smew
  • White-winged Dove
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Black-billed Cuckoo
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (s)
  • Costa’s Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Allen’s Hummingbird (1894)
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Yellow Rail
  • Lesser Sand-Plover
  • Wilson’s Plover
  • Common Ringed Plover (s)
  • Piping Plover
  • Mountain Plover
  • Eurasian Dotterel
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Little Curlew (s)
  • Bristle-thighed Curlew
  • Great Knot (s)
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • Temminck’s Stint
  • Red-necked Stint
  • Little Stint
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Jack Snipe (s)
  • Gray-tailed Tattler
  • Spotted Redshank(s)
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Thick-billed Murre
  • Long-billed Murrelet
  • Kittlitz’s Murrelet
  • Guadalupe Murrelet
  • Least Auklet
  • Whiskered Auklet (s)
  • Red-legged Kittiwake
  • Ivory Gull
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Little Gull
  • Ross’s Gull
  • Laughing Gull
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Least Tern
  • Red-billed Tropicbird (1941)
  • Arctic Loon
  • White-capped Albatross
  • Short-tailed Albatross
  • Providence Petrel
  • Murphy’s Petrel
  • Mottled Petrel
  • Hawaiian Petrel
  • Cook’s Petrel
  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater
  • Great Shearwater
  • Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (s)
  • Ashy Storm-Petrel
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Blue-footed Booby
  • Brown Booby
  • Red-faced Cormorant (s)
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Yellow-cr Night-Heron
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • California Condor (s) (1897)
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Crested Caracara
  • Eurasian Kestrel
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Greater Pewee (s)
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Variegated Flycatcher
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  • White-eyed Vireo (s)
  • Bell’s Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Philadelphia Vireo (s)
  • Pinyon Jay (1967)
  • Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay
  • Eurasian Skylark (I)
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Red-flanked Bluetail
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush (s)
  • Dusky Thrush (s)
  • Redwing
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Phainopepla (s)
  • Siberian Accentor
  • Eastern Yellow Wagtail
  • Gray Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Red-throated Pipit (s)
  • Brambling
  • Hoary Redpoll
  • Lawrence’s Goldfinch
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur
  • Smith’s Longspur
  • McCown’s Longspur (s)
  • McKay’s Bunting
  • Ovenbird
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Lucy’s Warbler
  • Mourning Warbler (s)
  • Kentucky Warbler (s)
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Black-thr Green Warbler
  • Canada Warbler
  • Lark Bunting
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow
  • Nelson’s Sparrow (s)
  • Little Bunting
  • Rustic Bunting
  • Summer Tanager
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Painted Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Common Grackle
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Hooded Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Scott’s Oriole

 

Subspecies and Forms

The following subspecies and forms have been reported, reviewed and accepted at least once in Washington state and are still on the review list for the WBRC:

“Bewick’s” Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)

“Vega” Herring Gull (Larus argentatus vegae)

“Siberian” American Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus)

“Eastern” Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus purpureus)

“Eastern” Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla ruficapilla

“Red” Fox Sparrow (Passerella i. iliaca group)
“Thick-billed” Fox Sparrow (Passerella i, stephensi group)

“Gray-headed” Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis caniceps group)

The following subspecies and forms are potential birds the WBRC believes might be found in Washington that merit review. It is intended to be suggestive and not exhaustive, and the WBRC remains open to reviewing these and other subspecies and forms that meet the criteria of being ‘sufficiently rare’ and ‘identifiable.’

 

“Eurasian” Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus variegatus) (reported in WA, not yet reviewed by the WBRC)
nominate Rock Sandpiper (Calidris p. ptilocnemis) (reported in WA, not yet reviewed by the WBRC)
“Hendersoni” Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus hendersoni) (reported in WA, not yet reviewed by the WBRC)

“Kamchatka” Mew Gull (Larus canus kamtschatschensis)
“Krider’s” Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis kriderii)

“Eurasian” Barn Swallow (Hirundo r. rustica group)

“Timberline” Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri)

“Pink-sided” Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis mearnsi)