Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the ACT – November 2017


COG’s Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the ACT was updated in November 2017.  It is currently only available in PDF format. This version is dated 22 November 2017. It contains 305 taxa.

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The ‘Status’ column reflects the likelihood that an experienced birder would record the species during a day of bird observing, at the right time of year, in the appropriate habitat.

Species  marked * are  classified  by  the  Canberra  Ornithologists  Group  (COG)  as  ‘unusual’
birds in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT.  Please submit an Unusual Bird Report form for these species and for any species not included in this checklist. The Checklist identifies threatened species, i.e. those declared Endangered or Vulnerable in the ACT or NSW.  For more detailed information on the status of the birds of the ACT please see COG’s Annual Bird Report, produced annually and available here (by scrolling down to the Archives and looking for the most recent edition).

The taxonomy and nomenclature used for this checklist (with a small number of exceptions) is Birdlife Australia’s Working List of Australian Birds, version 2.1.


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