Review List

Updated 27 November 2016.

Status Definitions (adopted December 2012)
Regular: Species that have been recorded in at least nine of the last 10 years, or have over 30 records over the last 10 years.
Casual: Species that have been recorded more than three times, but 30 or fewer times, in the last 10 years, and were recorded in fewer than nine of the last 10 years.
Accidental: Species that have been recorded three or fewer times in the last 10 years.

The committee solicits documentation for all of the following species and subspecies – plus potential first state records not yet on the Michigan Checklist – regardless of date and location. Certain species occurring at unusual times of year are also reviewed.

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ANSERIFORMES

ANATIDAE
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis [Casual]
Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor [Accidental]
Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons [Greenland subspecies]
Brant, Branta bernicla [Casual]
Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope [Casual]
Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera [Casual]
Garganey, Anas querquedula [Accidental, sight record only]
Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca [Eurasian subspecies]
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula [Accidental]
King Eider, Somateria spectabilis [Casual]
Common Eider, Somateria mollissima [Accidental]
Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica [Casual]

GALIIFORMES

PHASIANIDAE
Greater Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido [Extirpated, last recorded 1981]

PODICIPEDIFORMES

PODICIPEDIDAE
Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis [Casual]

COLUMBIFORMES

COLUMBIDAE
Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata [Accidental]
Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius [Extinct, last record 1898]
Inca Dove, Columbina inca [Accidental]
Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina [Casual]
White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica

CUCULIFORMES

CUCULIDAE
Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris [Accidental]

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

CAPRIMULGIDAE
Chuck-will’s-widow, Antrostomus carolinensis

APODIFORMES

APODIDAE
White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris [Accidental, sight record only]
White-throated Swift, Aeronautes saxatalis [Accidental]

TROCHILIDAE
Mexican Violetear, Colibri thalassinus [Casual]
Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna [Accidental]
Costa’s Hummingbird, Calypte costae [Accidental]
Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris [Accidental]
Berylline Hummingbird, Amazilia beryllina [Accidental]
White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis [Accidental]

GRUIFORMES

RALLIDAE
Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis [Accidental]
King Rail, Rallus elegans [Casual]
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus [Casual]

CHARADRIIFORMES

RECURVIROSTRIDAE
Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus [Casual]

CHARADRIIDAE
Snowy Plover, Charadrius nivosus [Accidental]
Wilson’s Plover, Charadrius wilsonia [Accidental]

SCOLOPACIDAE
Eskimo Curlew, Numenius borealis [Accidental, last recorded 1879, possibly extinct]
Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus [Accidental]
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax [Casual]
Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea [Accidental]
Baird’s Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii [Spring to June only]
Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri [Casual]
Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus [Atlantic subspecies]
Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus [Accidental, sight record only]
Red Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius

STERCORARIIDAE
Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus [Casual]
Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus [Casual]

ALCIDAE
Dovekie, Alle alle [Accidental]
Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia [Accidental]
Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus [Casual]

LARIDAE
Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea [Accidental]
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus [Casual]
Ross’s Gull, Rhodostethia rosea [Accidental]
Heermann’s Gull, Larus heermanni [Accidental]
Mew Gull, Larus canus [Accidental]
California Gull, Larus californicus [Casual]
Slaty-backed Gull, Larus schistisagus [Casual]
Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens [Accidental]
Least Tern, Sternula antillarum [Accidental]
Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica [Accidental]
Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii [Accidental, sight record only]
Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea [Casual]
Royal Tern, Thalasseus maximus [Accidental]
Sandwich Tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis [Accidental, sight record only]

GAVIIFORMES

GAVIIDAE
Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii [Accidental]

PROCELLARIIFORMES

PROCELLARIIDAE
Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis [Accidental]
Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus [Accidental]

CICONIIFORMES

CICONIIDAE
Wood Stork, Mycteria americana [Accidental]

SULIFORMES

FREGATIDAE
Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens [Accidental]
Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel [Accidental]

SULIDAE
Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus [Accidental]

PHALACROCORACIDAE
Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus [Accidental]

ANHINGIDAE
Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga [Accidental]

PELECANIFORMES

PELECANIDAE
Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis [Accidental]

ARDEIDAE
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias [Great White subspecies]
Little Blue Heron, Agretta caerulea [Casual]
Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor [Casual]
Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens [Accidental, sight record only]
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea [Casual]

THRESKIORNITHIDAE
White Ibis, Eudocimus albus [Accidental]
Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus [Casual]
White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi

ACCIPITRIFORMES

ACCIPITRIDAE
Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus [Casual]
Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis [Casual]
Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus [Accidental]
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis [Harlan’s subspecies]
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis [Krider’s subspecies]
Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis [Casual]

STRIGIFORMES

TYTONIDAE
Barn Owl, Tyto alba [Casual]

STRIGIDAE
Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia [Accidental]

PICIFORMES

PICIDAE
Lewis’s Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis [Accidental]
Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons [Accidental]
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus [Pacific subspecies]
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis [Casual]

FALCONIFORMES

FALCONIDAE
Merlin, Falco columbarius [Richardson’s subspecies]
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus [Accidental]

PASSERIFORMES

TYRANNIDAE
Hammond’s Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii [Accidental]
Say’s Phoebe, Sayornis saya [Casual]
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus [Accidental]
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens [Accidental]
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus [Accidental]
Couch’s Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii [Accidental]
Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis [Accidental]
Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana [Accidental]

LANIIDAE
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus

VIREONIDAE
Black-capped Vireo, Vireo atricapilla [Accidental, sight record only]
Bell’s Vireo, Vireo bellii [Accidental]
Plumbeous Vireo, Vireo plumbeus [Accidental]

CORVIDAE
Clark’s Nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana [Accidental]
Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia [Casual]
Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus [Casual]

HIRUNDINIDAE
Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina [Accidental]
Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva [Casual]

PARIDAE
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis [Accidental]

TROGLODYTIDAE
Rock Wren, Salpinctes obsoletus [Accidental]
Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii [Accidental]

MUSCICAPIDAE
Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe [Accidental]

TURDIDAE
Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides [Casual]

MIMIDAE
Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus [Accidental]

PASSERIDAE
Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus [Casual]

MOTACILLIDAE
White Wagtail, Motacilla alba [Accidental]
Sprague’s Pipit, Anthus spragueii [Accidental]

FRINGILLIDAE
Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla [Accidental]
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis [Accidental]

CALCARIIDAE
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Calcarius ornatus [Accidental]
Smith’s Longspur, Calcarius pictus [Casual]
McCown’s Longspur, Rhynchophanes mccownii [Accidental]

PARULIDAE
Swainson’s Warbler, Limnothlypis swainsonii [Accidental]
Lucy’s Warbler, Oreothlypis luciae [Accidental]
Virginia’s Warbler, Oreothlypis virginiae [Accidental]
Palm Warbler, Setophaga palmarum [Yellow subspecies]
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata [Audubon’s subspecies]
Black-throated Gray Warbler, Setophaga nigrescens [Casual]
Townsend’s Warbler, Setophaga townsendi [Accidental, sight record only]
Painted Redstart, Myioborus pictus [Accidental]

EMBERIZIDAE
Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus [Casual]
Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus [Casual]
Cassin’s Sparrow, Peucaea cassinii [Accidental]
Bachman’s Sparrow, Peucaea aestivalis [Accidental]
Brewer’s Sparrow, Spizella breweri [Accidental]
Black-throated Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata [Accidental]
Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys [Casual]
Nelson’s Sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla [Casual]
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis [Gray-headed subspecies]
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis [Pink-sided subspecies]

CARDINALIDAE
Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana [Casual]
Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus [Accidental]
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea [Casual]
Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena [Accidental]

ICTERIDAE
Boat-tailed/Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus major/mexicanus [Accidental, sight records only]
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus [Accidental]
Bullock’s Oriole, Icterus bullockii [Accidental]