ABA Checklist Appendix, Part 1: Extirpated Exotics

With the 2014 changes to the Recording Rules and Interpretations, species in this appendix may now be counted on official lists submitted to the ABA’s Listing Central if:

  1. an individual of the species were encountered during the time when the species was present on the main Checklist, and
  2. the encountered individual belonged to, or strayed from, a population believed to be established at the time of the encounter.

For each species listed below, we have provided the year in which it was removed from the main ABA Checklist, as well as the populations that were considered countable. The year a species was removed from the main Checklist represents the last year during which an encounter with that species is considered countable on current lists. For example, you may now count that Yellow-headed Parrot you saw in southeast FL during or prior to 1982, but you may not count that Yellow-headed Parrot if you saw it during or after 1983.


Budgerigar
Removed from main Checklist: 2015
Population considered countable: Tampa Bay, FL

Crested Myna
Removed from main Checklist: 2004
Population considered countable: Vancouver, BC

African Collared-Dove
Removed from main Checklist: 1994
Populations considered countable: Los Angeles, CA; St. Petersburg, FL; Montgomery, AL; Houston, TX

Black Francolin
Removed from main Checklist: 1990
Populations considered countable: Palm Beach, FL; Calcasieu and Cameron, LA

Yellow-headed Parrot
Removed from main Checklist: 1982
Population considered countable: southeast FL

Blue-gray Tanager
Removed from main Checklist: 1982
Population considered countable: south FL

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