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THE OKLAHOMA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
CHECKLIST OF OKLAHOMA BIRDS
Fifth Edition, October, 2017

This fifth edition of the Checklist of Oklahoma birds incorporates the name and sequence changes made in the American Ornithologists’ Union’s 1998 Check-list of North American Birds (7th edition) and the AOU’s and American Ornithological Society’s supplements (Auk 117:847-858, 2000; Auk 119:897-906, 2002; Auk 120:923-931, 2003; Auk 121:985-995, 2004; Auk 122:1026-1031, 2005; Auk 123:926-936, 2006; Auk 124:1109-1115, 2007; Auk 125:758-768, 2008; Auk 126:705-714, 2009; Auk 127:726-744, 2010; Auk 128:600-613, 2011; Auk 129:573-588, 2012; Auk 130:558-571, 2013; Auk: Ornithological Advances 131:CSi-CSxv, 2014; Auk: Ornithological Advances 132:748-764, 2015; Auk: Ornithological Advances 133:544–560, 2016; and Auk: Ornithological Advances 134:751-773, 2017), with the exception that we have listed only the order and family names of the upper taxa.

Since the 4th Edition (OBRC 2011), one new species – Scott’s Oriole – is added to the list on the basis of a specimen from Oklahoma, and five new species – Masked Duck, Common Crane, South Polar Skua, Brown Booby and Golden-crowned Sparrow – are added on the basis of photographs of the birds in Oklahoma. Blue-throated Hummingbird and Golden-cheeked Warbler are added in hypothetical status based on written documentation of a sighting. White-winged Dove now has support from a specimen, and Gray Flycatcher now has support from photographs.

One species – Thayer’s Gull – has been removed from the list on the basis of the decision reported in the 58th supplement (2017). Thayer’s Gull is now considered a subspecies of Iceland Gull.

There are 480 species on this checklist. The 415 species documented with voucher specimens have no indicator before their names. The 45 species that have been documented with a recognizable photograph have an asterisk (*) preceding their names. The 14 species seen in the State and supported only by written documentation, and two species of uncertain origin (Mute Swan and Monk Parakeet), have brackets [ ] around their names. Also, two species now extinct (Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet), and two species possibly extinct (Eskimo Curlew and Ivory-billed Woodpecker), have an obelisk (†) preceding their names.

The preferred citation of this checklist is:
Oklahoma Bird Records Committee. 2017. The Oklahoma Ornithological Society Checklist of Oklahoma Birds. 5th edition. Oklahoma Ornithological Society, Norman, Oklahoma. 14p.

Oklahoma Bird Records Committee:
Cameron O. Carver, Jeffrey A. Cox, Victor W. Fazio, III, Bonnie L. Gall, Joseph A. Grzybowski (Chair), Michael S. Husak, M. Jo Loyd, and Dan L. Reinking.

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THE OKLAHOMA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
CHECKLIST OF OKLAHOMA BIRDS
Fourth Edition, December, 2011

This fourth edition of the Checklist of Oklahoma birds incorporates the name and sequence changes made in the American Ornithologists’ Union’s 1998, 7th edition of the Check-list of North American Birds and supplements (Auk 117:847-858, 2000; Auk 119:897-906, 2002; Auk 120:923-932, 2003; Auk 121:985-995, 2004; Auk 122:1026-1031, 2005; Auk 123:926-936, 2006; Auk 124:1109-1115, 2007; Auk 125:758-768, 2008, Auk 126:705-714, 2009, Auk 127:726-744, 2010, and Auk 128:600-613, 2011), with the exception that we have listed only the order and family names of the upper taxa.

Since the 3rd Edition (OBRC 2006), three new species, Sooty Tern, Long-tailed Jaeger, and Hepatic Tanager, are added to the list on the basis of photographs of the birds in Oklahoma. Two species, Cave Swallow and Bronzed Cowbird now have support from specimens and photographs, respectively.

There are 473 species on this checklist. The 417 species documented with voucher specimens have no indicator before their names. The 41 species that have been documented with a recognizable photograph have an asterisk (*) preceding their names. The 13 species seen in the state and supported only by written documentation, and two species of uncertain origin, Mute Swan, and Monk Parakeet, have brackets [ ] around their names. Also, two species now extinct, Passenger Pigeon, and Carolina Parakeet, and two species possibly extinct, Eskimo Curlew, and Ivory-billed Woodpecker, have an obelisk (†) preceding their names.

The preferred citation of this checklist is: Oklahoma Bird Records Committee. 2011. The Oklahoma Ornithological Society Checklist of Oklahoma Birds. 4th edition. Oklahoma Ornithological Society, Norman, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Bird Records Committee: James W. Arterburn, Jeffrey A. Cox, Victor W. Fazio III, Bonnie L. Gall, Joseph A. Grzybowski (Chair), M. Jo Loyd, and Dan L. Reinking.

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THE OKLAHOMA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
CHECKLIST OF OKLAHOMA BIRDS
Third Edition, April, 2006

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