Clements Checklist

Downloadable Checklist

Suggested citation for the current version of the Clements Checklist, including the August 2018 Updates and Corrections:

Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/ 

Three checklists are available. The first is the 2018 edition of the Clements Checklist (Clements Checklist v2018); the second is the 2018 edition of the eBird taxonomy (eBird v2018); and the third is the “master” or integrated checklist, which includes all entries in both the Clements Checklist and the eBird taxonomy.

  • Clements Checklist v2018 (3 MB Excel spreadsheet or 6 MB CSV file) Includes species, groups, and subspecies, with brief range descriptions.
  • eBird Taxonomy v2018 (1 MB Excel spreadsheet and 2 MB CSV file). Includes all categories that are reportable in eBird (including all taxa except subspecies from eBird/Clements Checklist) and is formatted with additional fields from eBird. Details of the eBird update will be posted soon on the eBird homepage. 
  • eBird/Clements Checklist v2018 (3 MB Excel spreadsheet or 6 MB CSV file) Combines all taxa from the Clements Checklist and all additional categories from the eBird taxonomy, with brief range descriptions for all taxa.