After an lengthy review of several hundred - at least 500 - types of narrative records by so many scribes, as well as considering available anthropological derivatives, a composite, yet interim list of species can be derived for twelve millennium. Details of each known species is based on some particular notation in chronicles of many sorts.
There are not enough words to convey the phantasmagoria shown by the variety which has been written, once and again.
This list is snatched in a current state for this time, based on effective and focused research. The species are given in the nebulous order of a North American ornithological society, which continually revises names and taxonomic sequence - to the ongoing tribulation for a keeper of bird records - and with suggested common names as given by an international ornithological group. Subtle differences are shown in a list sterile with just basics, stripped of such an array of subtle and integral details shown in words from throughout the continent, by men keeping on their way. Each species listed is based on a record of occurrence.
Not included in this list are additional items of record, including specifics ... tribal language well known in limited instances, importances for bird effigy recognitions, bird-motif garments of an especial interest, generic records mentioning ducks and wild geese, diminutive snipe and a bunch of vague sightings written in a limited manner.
This compilation includes one species not given in the North American avifauna, but included with the broader, continental view of the continental birdlist. The internationally-based does, however, ignore several prominent and unforgettable species so essential during the first history of the United States. Gaudy and special Carolina Parakeets and Passenger Pigeons in seemingly endless flights cannot be ignored. History for the iconic Great Auk is also part of the bird records, denoted by the American list, but removed from the international version of taxonomy consideration. An occurrence cannot be deleted from the history for a nation's ornithology, despite an editorial decision.
Not included in the shown list are additional items of record, which includes additional topics ... tribal language which was well known in limited instances, bird effigy and bird-motif garments which are an especial interest, and generic records mentioning ducks and geese, the wild goose, diminutive snipe and other vague sightings.
This list is subject to change based on further review and editing of information taken from a wide variety of the publications perused to develop a thorough list of bird species for the continent of North America.
There are innumerable stories based on the details. Certain groups of details - consider the chilling words of so many Arctic voyages - and elsewhere reminiscences for endless forays of the winged ones which were captured of the moment ... a bit retained in written history, available at the library.