Checklist of the birds of Coconino County
Until now there has been no comprehensive and up-to-date listing of the bird species encountered in Coconino County. A well-sourced checklist of the birds of any particular locality is useful for amateur birders as a reference to help them understand the birds that may be present and to contextualize their observations. Moreover, it serves as a record of the natural history of an area that can be examined at a later date. As factors such as climate change and habitat alteration affect the distribution of wild bird species (e.g. Parmesan 2006, Thomas and Lennon 1999, Tingley et al. 2009), such documentation may prove useful in the long term as well.