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

2. Species reviewable anywhere in Maryland, statewide.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Pink-footed Goose
Barnacle Goose
Cinnamon Teal
Tufted Duck
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Masked Duck
American Flamingo
Western Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Groove-billed Ani
Mexican Violetear
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Corn Crake
Purple Gallinule
Yellow Rail
Black Rail
Northern Lapwing
Wilson’s Plover
Snowy Plover
Eskimo Curlew
Long-billed Curlew
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Little Stint
Great Skua
South Polar Skua
Long-tailed Jaeger
Thick-billed Murre
Black Guillemot
Sabine’s Gull
Ross’s Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Black-tailed Gull
Heermann’s Gull
Common Gull
California Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Slaty-backed Gull
Kelp Gull
Roseate Tern
Arctic Tern
White-tailed Tropicbird
Red-billed Tropicbird
Pacific Loon
Yellow-nosed Albatross
White-faced Storm-Petrel
Trindade Petrel
Zino’s/Fea’s Petrel
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird
Masked Booby
Brown Booby
Neotropic Cormorant
Little Egret
Reddish Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
White-tailed Kite
Northern Goshawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Burrowing Owl
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Crested Caracara
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couch’s Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Say’s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Bell’s Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
Rock Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Sage Thrasher
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Northern Wheatear
Pine Grosbeak
Hoary Redpoll
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Smith’s Longspur
Cassin’s Sparrow
Bachman’s Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Baird’s Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Western Meadowlark
Bullock’s Oriole
Shiny Cowbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Swainson’s Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Kirtland’s Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting

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:

Common Eider
Piping Plover
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Common Murre
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bridled Tern
Leach’s Storm-Petrel
Northern Fulmar
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Audubon’s Shearwater

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:

King Eider
King Eider
Harlequin Duck
Clapper Rail
American Oystercatcher
Sooty Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Sandwich Tern
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
Boat-tailed Grackle

4C. Species seen west of the Coastal Plain, except along the Susquehanna River:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-necked Stilt
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Purple Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Great Cormorant
White-faced Ibis
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Seaside Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Painted Bunting

4D. Species seen west of the Washington/Frederick county line:

King Rail
Red Phalarope
Laughing Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Tricolored Heron
Bicknell’s Thrush
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Summer Tanager

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:
Phil Davis
Secretary, MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, MD  21035
web site:
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.