Bibliography for American Bird Conservancy's List of Birds of the United States with Conservation Rankings



Alderfer, J. and Dunn, J. (2011) Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition. National Geographic, Washington

American Ornithologists’ Union (1957) Check-List of North American Birds, 5th Edition. AOU, Baltimore

BirdLife International (2004) Threatened Birds of the World. BirdLife and Lynx Edicions, Barcelona

Chipley, R; Shire, G.; Parr, M.; Fenwick, G.; and Pashley, D. (2003) Important Bird Areas in the United States. Random House, New York

Clements, J.F. (2007) The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th Edition. Cornell, New York

del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A., and Sargatal, J. eds. (1992-) Handbook of the Birds of the World, multiple volumes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona

Harrison, P. (1985) Seabirds, an Identification Guide. Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Howard, R., and Moore A. (1991) A Complete Checklist of Birds of the World, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, New York

Howell, S. (2012) Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America. Princeton.

Juniper, A. and Parr, M. (1998) Parrots - A Guide to Parrots of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven

Lebbin, D., Parr, M.J., and Fenwick, G. (2010) American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation. Chicago.

Pratt, H. D., Bruner, P. L., and Berrett, D. G. (1987) The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press, Princeton

Pyle, P. (1997, 2008) Identification Guide to North American Birds, Parts I and II. Slate Creek Press, Point Reyes, California

Raffaele, H., Wiley, J., Garrido, O., Keith, A., and Raffaele, J. (1998) A Guide to the Birds of the West Indes. Princeton University Press, Princeton

Sibley, C. G. and Monroe, B. L., Jr. (1990) Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven

Sibley, D. A. (2000) The Sibley Guide to Birds. Knopf, New York

Stokes, D., and Stokes, L. (2010) The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Little, Brown, and Company, New York

Tobias, J. A. et al (2010) Quantitative Criteria for Species Delimintation in Ibis Vol. 152, Issue 4, pp. 724-746 


We also referred to multiple editions of The Auk, The Condor, the Journal of Field Ornithology, the Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and Birding and North American Birds. Specific web links for the relevant articles appear in the main list spreadsheet linked to the species that they are relevant to. Thanks to Sonal Chhabra for her help in compiling this list.



Web Sites

BirdLife International Data Zone

Checklist of the Birds of the Hawaiian Islands

Common Birds in Decline National Audubon Society


International Ornithologists Union World Bird List (IOC List)  

North American Breeding Bird Survey

Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan

Sibley Guides Identifiable Subspecies of Birds

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA)

The American Ornithologists Union Check-List of North American Birds (53rd supplement)

The American Birding Association Checklist of North American Birds

The Birds of North America

The Internet Bird Collection

The Partners in Flight Handbook on Species Assessment

The U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan