ARCC Review List

The following is a list of 123 species for which The Avian Records Committee requests written descriptions, photographs, sound recordings, and other documentation for occurrences in Connecticut. The Committee also requests documentation for the occurrence in the state of any species not on the official state list (see the hardcopy COA Field Checklist, March 2017, as well as The Checklist of the Birds of Connecticut).

CURRENT REVIEW SPECIES – Updated September 4, 2017
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Pink-footed Goose
Graylag Goose
Ross’s Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Cinnamon Teal
Tufted Duck
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Yellow Rail
Black Rail
Corn Crake
Purple Gallinule
Black-necked Stilt
Northern Lapwing
Snowy Plover
Wilson’s Plover
Long-billed Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Little Stint
Spotted Redshank
Red Phalarope
Pomarine Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Black Guillemot
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ivory Gull
Sabine’s Gull
Ross’s Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
“Thayer’s Gull”
Slaty-backed Gull
Sooty Tern
Bridled Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Arctic Tern
Sandwich Tern
White-tailed Tropicbird
Pacific Loon
Northern Fulmar
Black-capped Petrel
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Audubon’s Shearwater
White-faced Storm-Petrel
Leach’s Storm-Petrel
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Booby
Brown Pelican
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
White-tailed Kite
Zone-tailed Hawk
Northern Hawk Owl
Burrowing Owl
Great Gray Owl
Boreal Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell’s Vireo
Eurasian Jackdaw
Brown-chested Martin
Boreal Chickadee
Northern Wheatear
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Bohemian Waxwing
Sprague’s Pipit
Hoary Redpoll
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Smith’s Longspur
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Lark Bunting
Henslow’s Sparrow
Le Conte’s Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Painted Bunting
Western Meadowlark
Brewer’s Blackbird
Bullock’s Oriole


Breeding records of the species listed below or others not known to breed in Connecticut will be reviewed and archived by the ARCC.

Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Black Skimmer
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
White-faced Ibis*
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Black Rail
King Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Sandhill Crane*
Wilson’s Snipe
Eurasian Collared Dove*
Barn Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Horned Lark
Sedge Wren
Golden-winged Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Clay-colored Sparrow*
Vesper Sparrow
Henslow’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Boat-tailed Grackle
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
Those species marked with an * have either, attempted but failed to nest successfully in the State, or are nesting in nearby states and are anticipated to nest in Connecticut.

Other species in need of documentation:
Any exotic species, escaped cage birds, including waterfowl.

For information on how to report a rare sighting to ARRC, go to Rare Report