Mississippi Ornithological Society

MOS

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MISSBIRD Email List

Subscribe to MISSBIRD here: http://www.freelists.org/list/missbird and enter your email address and choose "subscribe" in the drop-down box.

Or send an email to missbird-request@freelists.org with the word "subscribe" (no quotes) in the subject line.

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SPECIES CHECKLISTS

Click here to download a PDF of the official Checklist of Birds of Mississippi (2015), or here for the checklist in spreadsheet format.

Click here to download a PDF of an annotated checklist of birds for the Mississippi Gulf Coast region (2017).


Reporting a rare bird in Mississippi

The MOS maintains an archive that includes information about all rare birds occurring in the state, plus information about the seasonal distribution of more common species.

The ensure the quality of the database, the MOS Records Committee was established to solicit and evaluate information about all rare and out-of-season birds reported in Mississippi. The committee requests that detailed descriptions, field notes, photographs, recordings, or specimens be submitted to verify such reports.

Click here to download a documentation form. 

Click here for a Review List of rare species that are reviewed by the MOS Records Committee.

The committee meets annually, votes on records, and publishes an annual report on its activities in The Mississippi Kite.

 Current members of the Records Committee are:

      Gene Knight (Chair)
      Philip J. Barbour
      Ned Boyajian
      Jason Hoeksema
      Nick Winstead

Records of species on the Review List should be submitted to:

      Gene Knight (Mississippi Bird Records Committee, Chair)
      79 Hwy 9W
      Oxford, MS 38655.

Records of all other species should be submitted to:

      Terence Schiefer (Bird Records Coordinator)
      Department of Entomology
      P.O. Box 9775
      Mississippi State, MS 39762-9775

All records received will be considered for possible inclusion in the regional (Alabama/Mississippi) report in North American Birds and in "Birds Around The State," an annual compilation of notable birds seen in Mississippi that is published in The Mississippi Kite.

 

 

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