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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 54, No. 2
May 2023
Western Field Ornithologists

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Fifth Report of the Alaska Checklist Committee, 2018–2022
Daniel D. Gibson, Steven C. Heinl, Theodore G. Tobish Jr., Aaron J. Lang, Jack J. Withrow, Lucas H. DeCicco, Nicholas R. Hajdukovich, and Robert L. Scher

ABSTRACT: The fifth report of the Alaska Checklist Committee adds 21 species to the Checklist of Alaska Birds from the five years 2018–2022, a net total that includes the addition of two species formerly maintained as subspecies—Stejneger’s Scoter (Melanitta stejnegeri) and the Short-billed Gull (Larus brachyrhynchus)—and the deletion of one species (Northwestern Crow) currently maintained as a subspecies of the American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos caurinus. At the close of 2022 we recognize 541 species and 118 additional subspecies as occurring, or having occurred, naturally in Alaska.

Download—Fifth Report of the Alaska Checklist Committee, 2018–2022