Utah Listing Standards:
(Adapted from the "ABA Recording
Because the Utah Birds website
does not verify or vet any of the numbers submitted for the "Listing
Records" pages, it is up to the individual birders to submit fair and
Here are some suggested standards
which you might follow:
The bird should have been within the prescribed
area and time-period when encountered.
The bird should have been a species thought to be
plausible for the specific area according to the local checklists. (Hybrids and introduced species
not accepted in the local area, should not be counted).
The bird should have been alive, wild, and
unrestrained when encountered.
Diagnostic field-marks for the bird, sufficient
to identify to species, should have been seen and/or heard and/or
documented by the recorder at the time of the encounter.
The bird should have been encountered under
conditions that conform to the Birding
Etiquette outlined on the Utah Birds website.