A Checklist of the Birds of Dearborn (2019)
A Checklist of the Birds of Dearborn is an annotated list of bird species documented to have occurred in the city of Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan. The bulk of the records represent the period 1978-2018, but many date from as far back as the late 1800s. The majority of the records are from the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, but hundreds are from elsewhere within current city limits, including before Dearborn was incorporated in 1929. Data is based on published reports, museum specimens, bird banding records, and vetted checklists; many tens of thousands of records were examined to compile this document.
This publication succeeds and builds upon The Birds of Southeast Michigan: Dearborn (by Julie Craves, 1996, Cranbrook Inst. of Science; out of print) and The Birds of Dearborn, An Annotated Checklist (by Julie Craves, 2007, available on this website), both of which have material that supplement the current document.
The PDF document includes “bookmarks” to all bird families and relevant sections for easy navigation. Access to the bookmarks varies among PDF readers. Many species accounts contain hyperlinks to additional online information, which may also include photographs, references, and other documentation. They are designed to be clickable and “live” if your reading device is online and your PDF reader permits them.