Central Review List

Ontario is divided into Lowlands, Central and South review zones.

The following is a list of species which have occurred in the Central zone and which the OBRC requests documentation for whenever observed here. In addition to the species here, the OBRC also requests documentation for any species which has not previously occurred in this zone. If you have observed any of these species please submit an OBRC report as soon as possible.

To submit a report click on Report Submission Form

Central Review List – Taxonomic OrderTop

Ross's Goose (pre 1984)


Cinnamon Teal

Eurasian Wigeon

Tufted Duck

King Eider

Harlequin Duck

Barrow's Goldeneye

Gray Partridge

Willow Ptarmigan

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Western Grebe

Band-tailed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove (pre 2019)

Inca Dove

Common Ground Dove

White-winged Dove (pre 2019)

Groove-billed Ani

Mexican Violetear

Rufous Hummingbird

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Piping Plover (post 2001)

Snowy Plover

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher (pre 1991)

Willet (pre 2020)

Red Phalarope

Pomarine Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Atlantic Puffin

Black-legged Kittiwake

Ivory Gull

Sabine's Gull

Little Gull

Laughing Gull

Short-billed Gull

California Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull (pre 2017)

Slaty-backed Gull

Least Tern

Arctic Tern

Forster's Tern

Black Skimmer

Pacific Loon

Northern Fulmar

Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Black Vulture

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swainson's Hawk

Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Lewis's Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker (pre 2007)

Crested Caracara

Prairie Falcon

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Western Kingbird (pre 1998)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Say's Phoebe

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Clark's Nutcracker

Violet-green Swallow

Rock Wren

Carolina Wren (pre 2021)

Bewick's Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Northern Wheatear

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend's Solitaire (pre 2001)

Varied Thrush (pre 1998)

Sage Thrasher

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Sprague's Pipit


Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

House Finch (pre 1995)

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Smith's Longspur

McCown's Longspur

Cassin's Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Lark Sparrow (pre 2012)

Lark Bunting

Field Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Baird's Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Eastern Towhee (pre 2012)

Yellow-breasted Chat

Orchard Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Great-tailed Grackle

Blue-winged Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Summer Tanager

Western Tanager

Northern Cardinal (pre 1998)

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel (pre 2021)