Bird Checklists

The only official bird checklists for Banff and Jasper national parks are very much out of date.  Jason Rogers has been working extremely hard for years to compile the information required to bring them up to date and has recently produced these new checklists.  Below is his introduction to them. If you would like to know where to go birding in Banff National Park, go to Parks Canada’s website here.

Banff Bird Checklist 2011

Jasper Bird Checklist 2011

“At long last, updated bird checklists for Banff and Jasper national parks! While these lists don’t include the bar graphs, subspecies information, and historical information that I eventually plan to publish, I figured it was time to get some up-to-date information out there.

These checklists are products of over six years of painstaking research. I did not simply build on previous checklists, but rather started from scratch. I gathered literally tens of thousands of bird records (the earliest ones dating back to around 1825) for the two parks from all possible sources, scoured the collections of museums worldwide, perused archival materials, and spoke with countless birders, naturalists, biologists, and park staff past and present.”