Suggested citation for the current version of the Clements Checklist, including the August 2016 Updates and Corrections:
Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
Three checklists are available. The first is the 2016 edition of the Clements Checklist (Clements Checklist v2016); the second is the 2016 edition of the eBird taxonomy (eBird v2016); and the third is the “master” or integrated checklist, which includes all entries in both the Clements Checklist and the eBird taxonomy.
- Clements Checklist v2016 (3.7 MB Excel spreadsheet or 5.9 MB CSV file) Includes species, groups, and subspecies, with brief range descriptions.
- eBird Taxonomy v2016 (1.1 MB Excel spreadsheet and 2.2 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.