Review List

The Georgia Ornithological Society Checklist and Records Committee requests that documentation be submitted for the following species. The list is separated into three sections: Regular (species that are listed on the Regular Checklist, not species that are necessarily regular in occurrence), Provisional (species with fewer than 4 accepted sight records), and Hypothetical (species inadequately documented or the wild status is questionable). The Regular and Provisional categories (see both lists below) are amended annually via this web page, Nov 2023 being the most recent.

The Hypothetical category is described as any species not previously recorded in the State of Georgia, or those which appear in the Hypothetical section of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds (Occasional Publication No. 14, Georgia Ornithological Society, 2003).

Taxonomic order for the following lists is based on the American Ornithologists' Society's (formerly the American Ornithologists' Union) The A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds, 7th Edition (1998) and incorporates changes made in the 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, and 63rd Supplements to the Check-list, as published in The Auk 117: 847-858 (2000); 119:897-906 (2002); 120:923-932 (2003); 121:985-995 (2004); 122:1026-1031 (2005); 123:926-936 (2006); 124:1109–1115 (2007); 125(3):758–768 (2008); 126(3):705−714 (2009); 127(3):726−744 (2010); 128(3):600-613 (2011); 129(3):573-588 (2012); 130(3):558−571 (2013); 131(4):CSi-CSxv (2014); 132:748-764 (2015); 133:544-560 (2016); 134:751-773 (2017); 135:798-813 (2018); 136:1-23 (2019); 137:1-24 (2020); 138:1-18 (2021); 139:1-13 (2022)

Regular Review List

Fulvous Whistling-Duck


Cackling Goose

Trumpeter Swan

Cinnamon Teal

Eurasian Wigeon

King Eider

Common Eider

Harlequin Duck

Common Merganser

Masked Duck

Western Grebe

Inca Dove

Smooth-billed Ani

Green-breasted Mango

Rivoli's Hummingbird

Blue-throated Mountain-gem

Anna's Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Yellow Rail

Black Rail

Whooping Crane

Northern Lapwing

Snowy Plover

Hudsonian Godwit


Curlew Sandpiper

South Polar Skua

Long-tailed Jaeger


Black-legged Kittiwake

Ivory Gull

Sabine's Gull

Black-headed Gull

Little Gull

California Gull

Iceland Gull

Brown Noddy

Arctic Tern

White-tailed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird

Pacific Loon

Yellow-billed Loon

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Sooty Shearwater

Masked Booby

Brown Booby

Red-footed Booby

Great Cormorant

White-faced Ibis 

Northern Goshawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Snowy Owl

Burrowing Owl

Long-eared Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Dusky Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Bell's Vireo

Florida Scrub-Jay

Cave Swallow

Bewick's Wren

Sage Thrasher

Mountain Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush

Varied Thrush

Northern Wheatear

Sprague's Pipit

Evening Grosbeak

Common Redpoll

White-winged Crossbill

Smith's Longspur

Thick-billed Longspur

Snow Bunting

Lark Bunting

American Tree Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Western Meadowlark

Bullock's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Shiny Cowbird

Virginia's Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting


Provisional Review List

Mexican Violetear

Mountain Plover

White-winged Tern

Roseate Tern

Northern Fulmar


Swainson's Hawk

Painted Redstart