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note: County Coding is under development and no where near complete. An x means status code has not been set for species and county

Explanation of Status Codes

County: Maricopa
Anatidae - Swans; Geese; Ducks ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck x
fR* BBWD
Fulvous Whistling-Duck * 5 xS,xW rare and declining FUWD
Greater White-fronted Goose x
15 Jul uT, xS, rW GWFD
Snow Goose x
fW SNGO
Ross's Goose * 5 rW ROGO
Canada Goose x
cW, uS CAGO
Cackling Goose x
xW CAGO
Brant * 5 xT, xW BLBR
Tundra Swan x
xW TUSW
Wood Duck x
uT, uW, rS WODU
Gadwall 1
cT, cW, rS GADW
Eurasian Wigeon #
rW EUWI
American Wigeon 1
fT, cW, rS AMWI
Mallard 1
cT, cW, rS summer birds mostly feral MALL
Blue-winged Teal 2
BWTE
Cinnamon Teal 1
CITE
Northern Shoveler 1
NOSH
Northern Pintail 1
NOPI
Green-winged Teal 1
AGWT
Canvasback x
CANV
Redhead x
REDH
Ring-necked Duck 1
RNDU
Tufted Duck * TUDU
Greater Scaup # 4
GRSC
Lesser Scaup 1
LESC
Surf Scoter 4
SUSC
White-winged Scoter # 4
WWSC
Black Scoter * 5 BLSC
Long-tailed Duck # 4
LTDU
Bufflehead 1
BUFF
Common Goldeneye x
COGO
Barrow's Goldeneye 5
BAGO
Hooded Merganser 4
HOME
Common Merganser x
COME
Red-breasted Merganser x
RBME
Ruddy Duck x
RUDU
Phasianidae - Partridges; Grouse; and Turkey ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Ring-necked Pheasant (int)
RKPH
Wild Turkey (int) x
WITU
Odontophoridae - Quail ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Gambel's Quail x
GAQU
Gaviidae - Loons ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Red-throated Loon * xT, xW RTLO
Pacific Loon # 4
xT, xW PALO
Common Loon x
fT, xS, uW COLO
Yellow-billed Loon * xW YBLO
Podicipedidae - Grebes ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Pied-billed Grebe x
PBGR
Horned Grebe # 4
HOGR
Red-necked Grebe * RNGR
Eared Grebe x
EAGR
Western Grebe x
WEGR
Clark's Grebe x
CLGR
Diomedeidae - Albatrosses ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Procellariidae - Shearwaters
Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels
Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
White-tailed Tropicbird * WTTR
Red-billed Tropicbird * 5 RBTR
Sulidae - Boobies ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Blue-footed Booby * BFBO
Brown Booby * BRBO
Pelecanidae - Pelicans ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
American White Pelican x
AWPE
Brown Pelican x
BRPE
Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Neotropic Cormorant x
NECO
Double-crested Cormorant x
DCCO
Anhingidae - Anhinga ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
Magnificent Frigatebird * 5 MAFR
Ardeidae - Bitterns; Herons; and Egrets ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
American Bittern x
AMBI
Least Bittern x
LEBI
Great Blue Heron x
GBHE
Great Egret x
GREG
Snowy Egret x
SNEG
Little Blue Heron # 4
LBHE
Tricolored Heron # 4
TRHE
Reddish Egret * 5 REEG
Cattle Egret x
CAEG
Green Heron x
GRHE
Black-crowned Night-Heron x
BCNH
Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
White Ibis * 5 WHIB
Glossy Ibis *
GLIB
White-faced Ibis 3
WFIB
Roseate Spoonbill * 5 ROSP
Ciconiidae - Storks ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Wood Stork * WOST
Cathartidae - New World Vultures ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Black Vulture x
BLVU
Turkey Vulture 2
TUVU
Accipitridae - Kites; Eagles; and Hawks ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Osprey x
OSPR
White-tailed Kite x
WTKI
Mississippi Kite x
MIKI
Bald Eagle x
BAEA
Northern Harrier x
NOHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk x
SSHA
Cooper's Hawk x
COHA
Northern Goshawk x
NOGO
Gray Hawk x
GRHA
Common Black-Hawk x
CBHA
Harris's Hawk x
HRSH
Red-shouldered Hawk * 5 RSHA
Broad-winged Hawk * 5 BWHA
Swainson's Hawk x
SWHA
White-tailed Hawk *
WTHA
Zone-tailed Hawk x
ZTHA
Red-tailed Hawk x
RTHA
Harlan's Hawk # 4
HARH
Ferruginous Hawk x
FEHA
Rough-legged Hawk # 4
RLHA
Golden Eagle x
GOEA
Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Crested Caracara x
CRCA
American Kestrel x
MAKE
Merlin x
MERL
Peregrine Falcon x
PEFA
Prairie Falcon x
PRFA
Rallidae - Rails; Gallinules; and Coots ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Clapper Rail x
CLRA
Virginia Rail x
VIRA
Sora x
SORA
Common Moorhen x
COMO
American Coot x
AMCO
Gruidae - Cranes ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Sandhill Crane x
SACR
Charadriidae - Plovers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Black-bellied Plover x
BBPL
American Golden-Plover * 5 AMGP
Snowy Plover x
SNPL
Semipalmated Plover x
SPPL
Killdeer x
KILL
Mountain Plover x
MOPL
Recurvirostridae - Stilts and Avocets ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Black-necked Stilt x
BNST
American Avocet x
AMAV
Jacanidae - Jacanas ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Scolopacidae - Sandpipers; Phalaropes; and Allies
Greater Yellowlegs x
GRYE
Lesser Yellowlegs x
LEYE
Solitary Sandpiper x
SOSA
Willet x
WILL
Wandering Tattler * 5 WATA
Spotted Sandpiper x
SPSA
Upland Sandpiper * 5 UPSA
Whimbrel #
WHIM
Long-billed Curlew x
LBCU
Hudsonian Godwit * HUGO
Marbled Godwit x
MAGO
Ruddy Turnstone # 5
RUTU
Red Knot * 5 REKN
Sanderling x
SAND
Semipalmated Sandpiper # 4
SESA
Western Sandpiper x
WESA
Least Sandpiper x
LESA
Baird's Sandpiper x
BASA
Pectoral Sandpiper x
PESA
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper * SHSA
Dunlin x
DUNL
Stilt Sandpiper x
STSA
Ruff * 5 One Yuma County record, Dateland Shrimp Ponds RUFF
Short-billed Dowitcher # 4
SBDO
Long-billed Dowitcher x
LBDO
Wilson's Snipe x
WISN
Wilson's Phalarope x
WIPH
Red-necked Phalarope x
RNPH
Red Phalarope # 4
REPH
Laridae - Jaegers; Gulls; Terns; and Skimmers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Pomarine Jaeger * POJA
Parasitic Jaeger * PAJA
Long-tailed Jaeger * 5 LTJA
Laughing Gull * LAGU
Franklin's Gull x
FRGU
Bonaparte's Gull x
BOGU
Heermann's Gull # 4
HEEG
Mew Gull * MEGU
Ring-billed Gull x
RBGU
California Gull x
CAGU
Herring Gull # 4
HEGU
Thayer's Gull * THGU
Western Gull * 5
WEGU
Glaucous-winged Gull * GWGU
Glaucous Gull * GLGU
Sabine's Gull # 4
SAGU
Black-legged Kittiwake * BLKI
Caspian Tern x
CATE
Elegant Tern * 5 ELTE
Common Tern x
COTE
Forster's Tern x
FOTE
Least Tern # 4
LETE
Black Tern x
BLTE
Black Skimmer * 5 BLSK
Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Rock Pigeon (int) x
RODO
Band-tailed Pigeon x
BTPI
Eurasian Collared-Dove # 4
ECDO
White-winged Dove x
WWDO
Mourning Dove x
MODO
Inca Dove x
INDO
Common Ground-Dove x
CGDO
Ruddy Ground-Dove # 4
RGDO
Psittacidae - Parrots ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Cuculidae - Cuckoos; Roadrunners; and Anis
Yellow-billed Cuckoo x
YBCU
Greater Roadrunner x
Groove-billed Ani x
GBAN
Tytonidae - Barn Owls ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Barn Owl x
BAOW
Strigidae - Typical Owls ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Flammulated Owl x
FLOW
Western Screech-Owl x
WSOW
Great Horned Owl x
GHOW
Northern Pygmy-Owl x
NOPO
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl # 4
FRPO
Elf Owl x
ELOW
Burrowing Owl x
BUOW
Spotted Owl x
SPOW
Long-eared Owl x
LEOW
Short-eared Owl x
SEOW
Northern Saw-whet Owl x
NSWO
Caprimulgidae - Nighthawks and Nightjars ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Lesser Nighthawk x
LENI
Common Nighthawk x
CONI
Common Poorwill x
COPO
Whip-poor-will x
WHIP
Apodidae - Swifts ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Black Swift * BLSW
Chimney Swift * 5 CHSW
Vaux's Swift x
VASW
White-throated Swift x
WTSW
Trochilidae - Hummingbirds ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Broad-billed Hummingbird x
BBHU
Magnificent Hummingbird x
MAHU
Plain-capped Starthroat * 5 PCST
Black-chinned Hummingbird x
BCHU
Anna's Hummingbird x
ANHU
Costa's Hummingbird x
COHU
Calliope Hummingbird x
CAHU
Broad-tailed Hummingbird x
BTHU
Rufous Hummingbird x
RUHU
Trogonidae - Trogons ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Elegant Trogon x
ELTR
Alcedinidae - Kingfishers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Belted Kingfisher x
BEKI
Picidae - Woodpeckers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Lewis's Woodpecker x
LEWO
Red-headed Woodpecker * 5 RHWO
Acorn Woodpecker x
ACWO
Gila Woodpecker x
GIWO
Williamson's Sapsucker x
WISA
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker * 5 YBSA
Red-naped Sapsucker x
RNSA
Red-breasted Sapsucker * 5 RBSA
Ladder-backed Woodpecker x
LBWO
Downy Woodpecker x
DOWO
Hairy Woodpecker x
HAWO
Northern Flicker x
NOFL
Yellow-shafted form x
Red-shafted form x
Gilded Flicker x
GIFL
Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet x
NBTY
Olive-sided Flycatcher x
OSFL
Greater Pewee x
GRPE
Western Wood-Pewee x
WEWP
Willow Flycatcher x
WIFL
Least Flycatcher * 5 LEFL
Hammond's Flycatcher x
HAFL
Gray Flycatcher x
GRFL
Dusky Flycatcher x
DUFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher x
PSFL
Cordilleran Flycatcher x
COFL
Black Phoebe x
BLPH
Eastern Phoebe # 4
EAPH
Say's Phoebe x
SAPH
Vermilion Flycatcher x
VEFL
Dusky-capped Flycatcher x
DCFL
Ash-throated Flycatcher x
ATFL
Brown-crested Flycatcher x
BCFL
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher x
SBFL
Tropical Kingbird x
TRKI
Cassin's Kingbird x
CAKI
Thick-billed Kingbird x
TBKI
Western Kingbird x
WEKI
Eastern Kingbird # 4
EAKI
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher # 4
STFL
INCERTAE SEDIS (taxonomic position uncertain) ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Laniidae - Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike x
LOSH
Northern Shrike #
NOSH
Vireonidae - Vireos ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
White-eyed Vireo * 5 WEVI
Bell's Vireo x
BEVI
Gray Vireo x
GRVI
Yellow-throated Vireo * 5 YTVI
Plumbeous Vireo x
PLVI
Cassin's Vireo x
CAVI
Hutton's Vireo x
HUVI
Warbling Vireo x
WAVI
Philadelphia Vireo * 5 PHVI
Red-eyed Vireo * 5 REVI
Yellow-green Vireo * YGVI
Corvidae - Jays; Magpies; Crows; and Ravens ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Steller's Jay x
STJA
Western Scrub-Jay x
WESJ
Mexican Jay x
MEJA
Pinyon Jay x
PIJA
Clark's Nutcracker x
CLNU
American Crow x
AMCR
Common Raven x
CORA
Alaudidae - Larks ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Horned Lark x
HOLA
Hirundinidae - Swallows ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Purple Martin x
PUMA
Tree Swallow x
TRSW
Violet-green Swallow x
VGSW
Northern Rough-winged Swallow x
NRWS
Bank Swallow x
BASW
Cliff Swallow x
CLSW
Cave Swallow * 5 CASW
Barn Swallow x
BRSA
Paridae - Chickadees and Titmice ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Mountain Chickadee x
MOCH
Bridled Titmouse x
BRTI
Juniper Titmouse x
JUTI
Remizidae - Verdins ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Verdin x
VERD
Aegithalidae - Bushtits ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Bushtit x
BUSH
Sittidae - Nuthatches ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Red-breasted Nuthatch x
RBNU
White-breasted Nuthatch x
WBNU
Pygmy Nuthatch x
PYNU
Certhiidae - Creepers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Brown Creeper x
BRCR
Troglodytidae - Wrens ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Cactus Wren x
CAWR
Rock Wren x
ROWR
Canyon Wren x
CAWR
Bewick's Wren x
BEWR
House Wren x
HOWR
Winter Wren # 4
WIWR
Marsh Wren x
MAWR
Cinclidae - Dippers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
American Dipper x
AMDI
Regulidae - Kinglets ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Golden-crowned Kinglet x
GCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet x
RCKI
Sylviidae - Gnatcatchers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher x
BGGN
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher x
BTGN
Turdidae - Thrushes ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Western Bluebird x
WEBL
Mountain Bluebird x
MOBL
Townsend's Solitaire x
TOSO
Swainson's Thrush x
SWTH
Hermit Thrush x
HETH
Wood Thrush * 5 WOTH
Rufous-backed Robin # 4
RBRO
American Robin x
AMRO
Varied Thrush # 4
VATH
Mimidae - Catbirds; Mockingbirds; and Thrashers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Gray Catbird x
GRCA
Northern Mockingbird x
NOMO
Sage Thrasher x
SATH
Brown Thrasher # 4
BRTH
Bendire's Thrasher x
BETH
Curve-billed Thrasher x
CBTH
Crissal Thrasher x
CRTH
Le Conte's Thrasher ???
LETH
Sturnidae - Starlings ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
European Starling (int) x
STAR
Motacillidae - Wagtails and Pipits ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
American Pipit x
AMPI
Sprague's Pipit x
SPPI
Bombycillidae - Waxwings ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Bohemian Waxwing * 5 BOWA
Cedar Waxwing x
CEWA
Ptilogonatidae - Silky-flycatchers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Phainopepla x
PHAI
Peucedramidae @ Olive Warbler ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Olive Warbler x
OLWA
Parulidae - Wood Warblers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Blue-winged Warbler * 5 BWWA
Golden-winged Warbler * 5 GWWA
Tennessee Warbler * 5 TEWA
Orange-crowned Warbler x
OCWA
Nashville Warbler x
NAWA
Virginia's Warbler x
VIWA
Lucy's Warbler x
LUWA
Northern Parula x
NOPA
Yellow Warbler x
YEWA
Chestnut-sided Warbler # 4
CSWA
Magnolia Warbler * 5 MAWA
Cape May Warbler * 5 CMWA
Black-throated Blue Warbler * 5 BTBW
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
YRWA
Audubon's form 1
Myrtle form x
Black-throated Gray Warbler x
BTGW
Black-throated Green Warbler * 5 BTNW
Townsend's Warbler x
TOWA
Hermit Warbler x
HEWA
Blackburnian Warbler * 5 BLBW
Yellow-throated Warbler * 5 YTWA
Grace's Warbler 1
GRWA
Pine Warbler * 5 PIWA
Palm Warbler * 5 PAWA
Bay-breasted Warbler * 5 BBWA
Blackpoll Warbler * 5 BLPW
Black-and-White Warbler 3
BAWW
American Redstart x
AMRE
Prothonotary Warbler # 4
POWA
Worm-eating Warbler * 5 WEWA
Ovenbird # 4
OVEN
Northern Waterthrush x
NOWA
Louisiana Waterthrush # 4
LOWA
Kentucky Warbler * 5 KEWA
Mourning Warbler * MOWA
MacGillivray's Warbler x
MCWA
Common Yellowthroat x
COYE
Hooded Warbler # 4
HOWA
Wilson's Warbler x
WIWA
Canada Warbler * 5 CAWA
Red-faced Warbler x
RFWA
Painted Redstart x
PARE
Yellow-breasted Chat x
YBCH
Thraupidae - Tanagers ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Hepatic Tanager x
HETA
Summer Tanager x
SUTA
Scarlet Tanager * x SCTA
Western Tanager x
WETA
Emberizidae - Emberizine Finches ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Green-tailed Towhee x
GTTO
Spotted Towhee x
SPTO
Canyon Towhee x
CATO
Abert's Towhee x
ABTO
Rufous-winged Sparrow x
RWSP
Cassin's Sparrow x
CASP
Rufous-crowned Sparrow x
RCSP
Chipping Sparrow x
CHSP
Clay-colored Sparrow #
CCSP
Brewer's Sparrow x
BRSP
Black-chinned Sparrow x
BCSP
Vesper Sparrow x
VESP
Lark Sparrow x
LASP
Black-throated Sparrow x
BLSP
Sage Sparrow x
SGSP
Lark Bunting x
LABU
Savannah Sparrow x
SVSP
Grasshopper Sparrow x
GRSP
Fox Sparrow x
FOSP
Sooty Fox Sparrow * ?
SOFP
Song Sparrow x
SOSP
Lincoln's Sparrow x
LISP
Swamp Sparrow x
SWSP
White-throated Sparrow x
WTSP
Harris's Sparrow # 4
HASP
White-crowned Sparrow x
WCSP
gambelii form x
oriantha form x
Golden-crowned Sparrow # 4
GCSP
Dark-eyed Junco x
DEJU
Slate-colored form x
Oregon forms x
Gray-headed (caniceps) form x
Gray-headed (dorsalis) form x
Yellow-eyed Junco x
YEJU
McCown's Longspur x
MCLO
Lapland Longspur * 5 LALO
Chestnut-collared Longspur x
CCLO
Cardinalidae - Cardinals; Grosbeaks; and Buntings ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Northern Cardinal x
CARD
Pyrrhuloxia x
PYRR
Rose-breasted Grosbeak x
RBGR
Black-headed Grosbeak x
BHGR
Blue Grosbeak x
BLGR
Lazuli Bunting x
LABU
Indigo Bunting x
INBU
Varied Bunting x
VABU
Painted Bunting # 4
PABU
Dickcissel # 4
DICK
Icteridae - Icterids ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Bobolink * 5 BOBO
Red-winged Blackbird 1
RWBL
Eastern Meadowlark (lilianae) x
EAME
Western Meadowlark x
WEME
Yellow-headed Blackbird x
YHBL
Rusty Blackbird * ? RUBL
Brewer's Blackbird x
BRBL
Common Grackle * 5 COGR
Great-tailed Grackle 1
GTGR
Bronzed Cowbird x
BRCO
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
BHCO
Orchard Oriole * 5 OROR
Hooded Oriole 1
HOOR
Streak-backed Oriole * 5 SBOR
Baltimore Oriole * 5 BAOR
Bullock's Oriole 1
BUOR
Scott's Oriole 1
SCOR
Fringillidae - Finches and Goldfinches ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
Pine Grosbeak 5
PIGR
Purple Finch * 5
PUFI
Cassin's Finch x
CAFI
House Finch 1
HOFI
Red Crossbill x
RECR
Pine Siskin x
PISI
Lesser Goldfinch 1
LEGO
Lawrence's Goldfinch 3
LAGO
American Goldfinch x
AMGO
Evening Grosbeak x
EVGR
Passeridae - Old World Sparrows ABC Code Reports Early Date Late Date High Count Status Note
House Sparrow (int) 1
HOSP
Totals by County --includes subspecies 470


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