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
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.
Links forwarded to the Arizona Bird Committee (ABC) Website @ abc.azfo.org
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
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:
David Vander Pluym
Kurt Radamaker (Web
Michael C. Moore
Gary H. Rosenberg (Secretary)
Janet Witzeman (Assistant