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Arizona Bird Committee

The Arizona Bird Committee (ABC) was organized in 1972 to improve quality of state bird records and increase knowledge of bird distribution in Arizona. The ABC evaluates documentation of rare birds , publishes reports on those evaluations, archives the documentation and maintains a checklist of Arizona birds.

The ABC encourages all birders to submit documentation of rare bird sightings, especially any species that is on the ABC Review List, but also any birds occurring well outside the known pattern for that species in the state.  Anyone who has seen a rarity is encouraged to submit documentation, you do not have to be the person who discovered the rarity.  Many rarities, even those seen by lots of people, are under documented. 

The ABC secretary maintains a web site within the Arizona Field Ornithologists’ (AZFO) web site, though the two groups are not officially associated.

Important Links:

Links forwarded to the Arizona Bird Committee (ABC) Website @ abc.azfo.org

    Arizona Bird Committee Web Site

    Review Species List:  Determine what species the committee considers rare enough to document.

    View Current ABC Submitted Reports:  See the status of recently submitted reports

    View Past ABC Published Reports: See published reports from 1972-2004

    Official Arizona State Bird List

Submitting Documentation of Rarities:

First determine if the bird you saw is a Review Species or Sketch Details Species by checking the Review Species list above and then follow one of these options:

1) If you submit photos to AZFO using the AZFO Online Submittal Form, your report will also automatically go to the Arizona Bird Committe for Review Species or the Arizona sub-regional editors for North American Birds for Sketch Details Species.  Accomplish both things in one easy step!

2) If the bird you saw is a Sketch Details Species and you do not have photos or do not want to submit them to AZFO, send details directly to one of the Arizona sub-regional editors for North American birds:

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

Gary Rosenberg, P.O. Box 91856, Tucson, AZ 85752-1856,
e-mail: ghrosenberg at comcast.net

3) If the bird you saw is a Review Species and you do not have photos or do not want to submit them to AZFO, you can use the ABC Online form to submit details directily to the Arizona Bird Committee. 

 

ABC Members

Andrew Core
(2016-2019)
Tucson, AZ
andrewcore@gmail.com

Eric Hough
(2015-2018)
Eager, AZ
thebirdwhisperer22@yahoo.com

Laurens Halsey
(2014-2017)
Tucson, AZ
desert-harrier@cox.net

Scott Olmstead
(2017-2020)
Tucson, AZ
sparverius81@hotmail.com

Kurt Radamaker (Webmaster)
(2015-2018)
6132 E Morning Vista Ln,
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
KurtRad@Mexicobirding.com

Gary H. Rosenberg (Secretary)
(2017-2020)
P.O. Box 91856
Tucson, AZ 85752-1856
ghrosenberg@comcast.net

Magill Weber
(2016-2019)
Tempe, AZ
magill_weber@hotmail.com 

David Vander Pluym
(2014-2017)
Lake Havasu, AZ
scre@aol.com 

 

Past members 

Lauren Harter
(2013-2016)
Lake Havasu, AZ
lbharter@gmail.com

David Stejskal
(2013-2016)
Tucson, AZ
dstejskal@cox.net

John Yerger
(2012-2015)
Portal, AZ 85632
john@adventurebirding.com  

Paul Lehman
(2011-2014)
San Diego, CA
lehman.paul1@verizon.net

Chris Benesh
(2012-2015)
Tucson, AZ
cdbenesh@cox.net

Narca Moore-Craig
(2010-2013)
PO Box 16361
Portal AZ 85632
narca@vtc.net

Molly Pollock
(2009-2012)
Tucson, AZ
mollymp@flash.net

Michael C. Moore
(2008-2011)
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
mcmoore32@gmail.com

Pierre Deviche
(2008-2011)
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
Pierre.Deviche@asu.edu

Non-voting

Janet Witzeman (Assistant Secretary)
4619 E. Arcadia Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85018


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