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) were taken from the Records Committee's latest announcement (released July 2003) and amended February 2016 to incorporate recently accepted species.

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' Union's 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, and 57th 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).

Regular Review List

Fulvous Whistling-Duck


Cackling Goose

Eurasian Wigeon

Cinnamon Teal

King Eider

Common Eider

Harlequin Duck

Common Merganser

Masked Duck

Western Grebe

Inca Dove

Smooth-billed Ani

Green-breasted Mango

Magnificent Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Allen's 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

Thayer's Gull

Iceland Gull

Brown Noddy

Arctic Tern

White-tailed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird

Pacific Loon

Yellow-billed Loon

Sooty Shearwater

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

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

Dusky Flycatcher

Say's Phoebe

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Bell's Vireo

Florida Scrub-Jay

Cave Swallow

Bewick's Wren

Northern Wheatear

Bicknell's Thrush

Varied Thrush

Sage Thrasher

Sprague's Pipit

White-winged Crossbill

Common Redpoll

Evening Grosbeak

Smith's Longspur

McCown's Longspur

Snow Bunting

Virginia's Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

Green-tailed Towhee

Spotted Towhee

American Tree Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Harris's Sparrow

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Western Meadowlark

Shiny Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Scott's Oriole



Provisional Review List

Mexican Violetear

Mountain Plover

White-winged Tern

Roseate Tern

Northern Fulmar



Swainson's Hawk

Painted Redstart