Arizona Bird Committee

Documenting Arizona's Birds

Sketch Details Species

The ABC does not review sketch details species. The list of sketch details species is maintained by the Editors of North American Birds is presented here for your convenience.  These species are birds considered rare and are generally included in the North American Birds report. Details of these birds should be sent to the Arizona Editor of North American Birds:

Mark Stevenson, 4201 E. Monte Vista Dr.,  J207, Tucson, AZ 85712
e-mail: drbrdr at  

Anatidae - Swans, Geese, Ducks

Cackling Goose 

Eurasian Wigeon 

Greater Scaup 

Surf Scoter 

White-winged Scoter 

Long-tailed Duck 

Barrow's Goldeneye 

Gaviidae - Loons

Pacific Loon 

Podicipedidae - Grebes

Horned Grebe 

Ardeidae - Bitterns, Herons, and Egrets

Reddish Egret (removed from review list in 2011)

Little Blue Heron 

Tricolored Heron

Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbill (removed from review list in 2014)

Accipitridae - Kites, Eagles, and Hawks

Red-shouldered Hawk, n (removed from review list in 2011)

Broad-winged Hawk 

Red-tailed Hawk, n

Harlan’s (harlani) form 

Rough-legged Hawk 

Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies


Semipalmated Sandpiper 

Short-billed Dowitcher 

Red Phalarope 

Laridae - Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Sabine's Gull 

Heermann's Gull 

Herring Gull 

Least Tern, n

Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves

Ruddy Ground-Dove, n

Strigidae - Typical Owls

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, n

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds

Lucifer Hummingbird, n

Allen's Hummingbird 

Berylline Hummingbird, n

White-eared Hummingbird, n

Plain-capped Starthroat (removed from review list in 2014) 

Picidae - Woodpeckers

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 

Red-breasted Sapsucker 

Northern Flicker, n

Yellow-shafted (auratus) form 

Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers

Eastern Phoebe 

Eastern Kingbird 

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 

Vireonidae - Vireos

White-eyed Vireo (removed from review list in 2011)

Yellow-throated Vireo 

Laniidae - Shrikes

Northern Shrike 

Troglodytidae - Wrens

Pacific Wren, n

Polioptilidae - Gnatcatchers

Black-capped Gnatcatcher, n

Turdidae - Thrushes

Rufous-backed Robin 

Varied Thrush 

Mimidae - Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

Gray Catbird, n

Brown Thrasher 

Calcariidae -Longspurs and Snow Buntings

McCown's Longspur 

Parulidae - Wood Warblers

Palm Warbler (removed from review list in 2011)


Worm-eating Warbler  (removed from review list in 2014)

Louisiana Waterthrush 

Prothonotary Warbler 

Hooded Warbler 

Chestnut-sided Warbler 

Black-throated Blue Warbler 

Emberizidae - Emberizine Finches

Harris's Sparrow 

Golden-crowned Sparrow 

Cardinalidae - Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings

Painted Bunting 


Icteridae - Icterids

Orchard Oriole (removed from review list in 2011)

Last updated 04 January 2014