13 February 2011

Oh the 3s

In continuing my recent theme of ABA codes and needed birds, this post is devoted to the Code 3 birds as described by the American Birding Association (ABA).

Summing things up, I still am looking for exactly two-thirds of the Code 3 birds in the ABA area.  Here is the entire list of those (five nemesis species in bold):

Taiga Bean-Goose
Tundra Bean-Goose
Whooper Swan
Common Pochard
Masked Duck
American Flamingo
Short-tailed Albatross
Murphey's Petrel
Bermuda Petrel
Fea/Zino's Petrel
Cook's Petrel
White-faced Storm-Petrel
Least Storm-Petrel
White-tailed Tropicbird
Red-billed Tropicbird
Brown Booby
Aplomado Falcon
Lesser Sand-Plover
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Gray-tailed Tattler
Common Greenshank
Black-tailed Godwit
Temmink's Stint
Long-toed Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Ivory Gull
Black Noddy
Great Skua
Long-billed Murrelet
Craveri's Murrelet
Common Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Buff-collared Nightjar
Green Violetear
La Sagra's Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Rose-throated Becard
Yellow-green Vireo
Tamaulipas Crow
Sky Lark
Gray-headed Chickadee
Siberian Rubythroat
Eyebrowed Thrush
Olive-backed Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Western Spindalis
Rustic Bunting
Flame-colored Tanager
Shiny Cowbird