– placed between Green Parakeet and Thick-billed Parrot in the checklist sequence
This species was added to the ABA Checklist following a similar action of the Florida records committee.
So long as Hooded Crane and Mitred Parakeet remain on the ABA Checklist, any Hooded Crane or Mitred Paraket seen anywhere, anytime within the ABA Area is now countable if the observer believes the sighting conforms with the guidelines set forth by ABA’s Recording Standards and Ethics Committee. This includes prior records (ABA members content) of Hooded Crane from Nebraska, Tennessee, Idaho, and Indiana; it also includes Mitred Parakeets seen in other states, such as California and Hawaii. There is no prohibition for counting such birds on your lists reported to ABA’s Listing Centralso long as they comply with RSEC guidelines. For more on this topic, check out this interview with former RSEC Secretary Nick Block.