American Birding Association

The American Birding Association (ABA) is "a non-profit organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills and enjoyment of birding." The ABA maintains a checklist for its area which is carefully assessed and regularly updated.

 

This list is used for the 'Old' ABA Area, i.e. for all lists prior to 2016 only. For current lists, use the new ABA list including Hawaii.

The 'Old' ABA checklist refers to North America north of the Mexican border. It excludes Bermuda, the Bahamas, Hawaii and Greenland. The most recent, and final, update of this list was version 7.9.0 from July 2016.

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First select authority to copy existing species from, then type species name, or enter a new species directly.

Species name is defaulted from the previous species row and should of course be overwritten!.

Genus is defaulted from the previous species row but may need overwriting; specific needs to be entered in either case.

Delete species

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using a '/' or '[group]', e.g. Species A/Species B or Species A [group].

NB: Scientific should also be updated similarly, e.g. Genus specific A/specific B or Genus specific A [group].

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using '[lumped]', e.g. Species A [lumped].

NB: Scientific should also be updated, using '[lumped]' or brackets for the old specific name, e.g. Genus specific [lumped] or Genus [specific] subspecific.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.