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Inconclusive Records and non-countable records
Last updated on November 28, 2017
( page maintained by Gilles Belliveau )

Wild Turkey /
Dindon sauvage:

(as of Nov 2017)

I have decided to add Wild Turkey to the list of species on the Winter List; however, since the species is currently not officially on the New Brunswick Birds checklist, it will not be counted in the annual totals (will have NC rather than X to indicate that it was observed in a given year).

This species is currently under review by the NB Bird Records Committee (NBBRC) to determine if it meets the criteria to be added to the official checklist. I won't go into all the details except to say that due to various circumstances, this species is being treated as an "introduced" species in NB so it must meet certain criteria prior to being officially added to the provincial checklist which is what the NBBRC is now in the process of reviewing. It seems very likely that the species will be added to the provincial checklist sometime in the near future (probably in 2018 or 2019).

Loggerhead Shrike /
Pie-grièche migratrice:

I have decided to remove Loggerhead Shrike from the totals/cumulative totals for the 2006/2007 winter period; however, I chose to leave it in the list with a "?" to indicate that it was reported but that the ID was uncertain.  Although the description provided did mention a few field marks that suggested a possible Loggerhead, a few key field marks were not mentionned.  For this reason, and the fact that a Loggerhead Shrike in mid-December would be highly unlikely (though I wouldn't say impossible), I just didn't feel comfortable including it as a confirmed sighting.


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