Maryland Review List
Maryland/District of Columbia Records Committee District of Columbia
Review List 5 November 2022
The MD/DC Records Committee reviews reports of birds observed in Maryland that meet the following criteria:
1. Any species observed in Maryland that is not on the MD/DCRC Official List of the Birds of MD.
(The current Official List of the Birds of MD can be found on the MD/DCRC web site at https://mdbirds.org/md-bird-list/)
2. Species reviewable anywhere in Maryland, statewide.
Common Ground Dove
South Polar Skua
Black-throated Gray Warbler
3. Field-recognizable subspecies or forms not known to occur regularly in Maryland (see MD/DCRC web page for separate MD Subspecies/Form Review List)
4. Species meeting the following range criteria:
4A. Species seen in locations other than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean:
4B. Species seen in locations other than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major Chesapeake Bay tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince George’s County:
4C. Species seen west of the Coastal Plain, except along the Susquehanna River:
4D. Species seen west of the Washington/Frederick county line:
Great Black-backed Gull
4E. These species with restricted ranges in Maryland:
Ruffed Grouse – East of Washington County
Common Raven – South of Cecil County on the Eastern Shore
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel – Inside the Offshore Continential Shelf (OCS)
Black-capped Petrel – Inside the Offshore Continential Shelf (OCS)
Carolina Chickadee – West of Washington County
Black-capped Chickadee – South of Cecil County on the Eastern Shore
Henslow’s Sparrow – East of Allegany County.
Please submit reports of any bird sightings meeting these criteria to:
Secretary, MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, MD 21035
web site: https://mdbirds.org/records-committee/
phone: (301) 261-0184
The species names and taxonomy of this list conform to the 2021 62nd supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North and Middle American American Birds.
A documentation guideline/checklist containing points to include in sighting reports is available from the secretary or the MD/DCRC web site, above.