The Indiana Bird Records Committee (IBRC) evaluates the evidence for records of birds that are rare or unusual in Indiana.  The IBRC maintains this Review List of birds for which the committee would like to receive documentation.  The information obtained from observers is used to maintain an accurate state checklist, monitor changes in migration, irruption, or vagrancy of certain species, and to serve as part of Indiana’s ornithological history.  A number of species are regular along the Lake Michigan shoreline but rare elsewhere in Indiana, which is why the IBRC asks these species be documented when found inland.  A few other species below are regular at very isolated locations and observations away from these sites are also worthy of documenting.  Anyone observing a bird on the Review List, or any bird not already on the official state list, is encouraged to submit written documentation along with any photographic evidence to the IBRC chairman.


Fulvous Whistling-Duck Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Western Wood-Pewee
Brant Purple Sandpiper* Say’s Phoebe
Barnacle Goose Curlew Sandpiper Vermillion Flycatcher
Eurasian Wigeon Ruff Western Kingbird****
Mottled Duck Red Phalarope * Gray Kingbird
Cinnamon Teal Pormarine Jaeger Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
King Eider Parasitic Jaeger* Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Barrow’s Goldeneye Long-tailed Jaeger Western Scrub-Jay Sp.
Yellow-billed Loon Little Gull * Black-billed Magpie
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Black-headed Gull Common Raven
Northern Gannet Black-tailed Gull Cave Swallow
Neotropic Cormorant Mew Gull Boreal Chickadee
Brown Pelican California Gull Rock Wren
Magnficent Frigatebird Iceland’s Gull** Bewick’s Wren
Tricolored Heron Slaty-backed Gull Northern Wheatear
Reddish Egret Glaucous Gull** Mountain Bluebird
White Ibis Great Black-backed Gull** Townsend’s Solitaire*
Wood Stork Kelp Gull Sage Thrasher
Swallow-tailed Kite Sabine’s Gull* Bohemian Waxwing
White-tailed Kite Black-legged Kittiwake* Black-throated Gray Warbler
Swainson’s Hawk Ross’s Gull Townsend’s Warbler
Ferruginous Hawk Gull-billed Tern Kirtland’s Warbler
Crested Caracara Royal Tern Swainson’s Warbler
Northern Goshawk Roseate Tern Western Tanager
Gyrfalcon Arctic Tern Green-tailed Towhee
Prairie Falcon Least Tern*** Spotted Towhee
Yellow Rail White-winged Tern Cassin’s Sparrow
Black Rail Black Skimmer Bachman’s Sparrow
Purple Gallinule Thick-billed Murre Golden-crowned Sparrow
Hooded Crane Long-billed Murrelet Lark Bunting
Common Crane Ancient Murrelet McCown’s Longspur
Snowy Plover Band-tailed Pigeon Black-headed Grosbeak
Wilson’s Plover White-winged Dove Painted Bunting
Lesser Sand-Plover Common Ground-Dove Great-tailed Grackle
Mountain Plover Monk Parakeet***** Bullock’s Oriole
Wandering Tattler Groove-billed Ani Audubon’s Oriole
Spotted Redshank Burrowing Owl Brambling
Whimbrel* Mexican Violet-ear Pine Grosbeak
Long-billed Curlew Black-chinned Hummingbird Hoary Redpoll
Black-tailed Godwit Anna’s Hummingbird Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Red Knot* Calliope Hummingbird
Red-necked Stint Black-backed Woodpecker

*Immediately away from Lake Michigan
**Away from 50 mile radius of Lake Michigan
***Away from Gibson, Greene, and Spencer Counties
****Away from Vanderburgh County
*****Away from Lake County

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