Date: 2/3/19 6:59 pm From: Andrew Bankert <abankert2007...> Subject: [cobirds] RE: How to find your true Colorado bird list total
I just wanted to add a quick note that is really minor about listing. If you do report your totals to the ABA you can count anything on the ABA checklist in your state totals even if that species hasn't been accepted by the state records committee. That means for ABA, you can count Pink-footed and Barnacle Goose if, in your own personal best judgement, you think they arrived unassisted by man. You cannot count Rufous-collared Sparrow since that does not appear on the ABA checklist. For ABA, you can even count Mute Swan if you see one you believe is a stray from the countable populations in the Midwest. I still think that using the official state list is a better way to keep track, but I just wanted to clarify for anyone using ABA's listing rules.