eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 47, No. 4
Western Field Ornithologists
Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2015
Jeanne Tinsman and Martin Meyers
ABSTRACT: In 2015, the Nevada Bird Records Committee (NBRC) reviewed 79 reports from the period 4 November 1963–11 September 2015; 67 were endorsed. Three new species were added to the Nevada list following endorsement of first state records: the American Woodcock (Scolopax minor), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), and Couch’s Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii). The NBRC reviewed 15 species on the state list that did not have previous committee-endorsed records. Nine of those were removed because of lack of substantiated evidence of occurrence: the American Black Duck (Anas rubripes), Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis), Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana), Hutton’s Vireo (Vireo huttoni), Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus), Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla), and Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni). Revisions were made to the review list as well. The Nevada state list stands at 486 species, of which 140 are currently on the review list.