Bird Checklists by State &
From Thayer Birding Software
Last Update: October 12, 2009
Click the State Name to see where to go birding in that state
Click Checklist for an official list of the birds of that state
Scroll down to see province checklists
Our award for the BEST designed
state or province checklist goes to: ALBERTA
(See why at the bottom of this page)
Province Bird Checklists
British Columbia Checklist
New Brunswick Checklist
Newfoundland & Labrador Checklist
Northwest Territories Checklist
Nova Scotia Checklist
Prince Edward Island Checklist
Yukon Territory Checklist
notify Pete Thayer at 800-865-2473 ext 102 if "official"
state/province checklists are located at a different web site
than those shown here.]
What Makes a Great State Checklist?
name of the state or province appears at the top of the page.
2. The date of the last update appears at the top of the page.
3. The number of species on the list appears at the top of the page.
4. The number of species that are regularly occurring, accidental, extirpated and extinct is also shown at the top of the page.
5. The AOU supplement used to create the checklist (and the date of its release) is referenced. New common or scientific names created by the new AOU supplement are highlighted.
6. The Order and Major Family headings are shown in bold print.
7. Rare and accidental birds are clearly marked. Notice how easy these are to see on the New Brunswick and Alberta checklists.
8. A web-based version and a pdf version (printable version) are both available.
9. Species rows are numbered 1, 2, 3... and only one species per row is shown (on the web-based version).
Very Helpful Additions:
1. A list of birds added to the official checklist within the past five years is available.
2. A separate list of "Review" birds is available - these birds need special documentation when seen.
3. The checklist links to or contains information on regional or seasonal abundance (i.e. rare away from the coast or expected only during fall migration)
4. A "Findability" code is included - very helpful for out of state visitors.
5. A link to the State Rare Bird Commitee web page is prominently displayed. The RBC page has member's email addresses and annual reports.
Societies, Bird Clubs and Audubon Societies - link to this page