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.
Arizona Bird Committee Web Site
To submit documentation for a rarity, click one of these options:
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
2008 ABC Members
Michael C. Moore
Kurt Radamaker (Web Master)
Janet Witzeman (Assistant Secretary)