aba events
Nikon Monarch 7

    Your turn: Check-list Redux, v. 2013

    The annual AOU Check-list changes are eagerly awaited–and inevitably reviled–by large numbers of birders. Formerly found in Birding but now appearing in Birder’s Guide to Listing and Taxonomy, the ABA’s “Check-list Supplement Redux” aims to explain the latest changes to you as simply as possible, and to offer pertinent related information.

    For example, Sage Sparrow was split this year (into Sagebrush and Bell’s sparrows). Many birders want to know how to identify them, where to see them, and which they’ve already seen. I hope you’ll find all the answers you desire in this year’s installment. If you didn’t, be sure to ask questions in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them or to point you to a source that can.

    And if you’d like information on the changes that didn’t affect the ABA Area (i.e., that affect Middle America and the West Indies), check out the earlier ABA Blog post on this topic.

    Check-list Redux

    The following two tabs change content below.
    Michael Retter
    Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his partner, Matt, in West Lafayette, Indiana. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email listserv for LGBT birders.
    Michael Retter

    Latest posts by Michael Retter (see all)

    • Cliff Hawley

      Bring on the splits. I am ready for Myrtle and Audubon’s Warblers, 4 Fox Sparrows and at least 3 nuthatches!

    Birders know well that the healthiest, most dynamic choruses contain many different voices. The birding community encompasses a wide variety of interests, talents, and convictions. All are welcome.
    If you like birding, we want to hear from you.
    Read More »

    Recent Comments

    Categories

    Authors

    Archives

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    • Open Mic: 2014 Camp Avocet–an intern’s perspective October 13, 2014 5:38
      I don’t think there is any doubt in anyone’s mind that Camp Avocet was totally, undeniably awesome this year, so I won’t spend too long telling you all that. In mid-August 2014, a committed staff and a crew of very enthusiastic and almost unbelievably skilled campers assembled in Lewes, in southern Delaware, for the second […]
    • Open Mic: Birding Isleta Grande October 6, 2014 5:20
      There is a very good spot for birding in Central Veracruz that has been unnoticed by birders. Isleta Grande is a small village located a half hour from Xalapa. […]
    • Book Review: Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America October 1, 2014 12:36
      Tubenoses - well-adapted birds that spend most of their lives soaring over the open ocean - are shrouded in more mystery than any other group of birds. Not only are their habitats so inaccessible, but distinguishing between cryptic species makes them a true frontier for ornithologists and birders alike. […]

    Follow ABA on Twitter

    Nature Blog Network