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American Birding Podcast: 2017 Splits and Lumps, The AOS Episode

The newest episode of the American Birding Podcast is out!

Every year, birders look forward to the check-list supplement from the American Ornithological Society (formerly the American Ornithologists’ Union), and this year is no exception. In fact, 2017 offers a bounty of potential splits for your armchair ticks, as well as some very compelling lumps. In this episode, I break down some of those taxonomic decision with Nick Block, professor of Biology at Stonehill College and member of the ABA’s Recording Standards and Ethics Committee. We talk Yellow-rumped Warblers, redpolls, Willets and more!

And Greg Neise and Ted Floyd return with guest and gull expert Amar Ayyash to talk about one of the most fascinating proposals in this year’s batch, the lump of Thayer’s and Iceland Gulls. Clines and hybrid swarms are on the agenda!

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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  • Ted Floyd

    I love these podcasts, but could we get better background music? I dunno, the late quartets or Palestrina or something? 😉

  • Jason Gallant

    My daughter Rose loves listening to the American Birding Podcast while having lunch 🙂

    Jason
    Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada

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    • That’s great. She’s going to love the next one.

  • Jeff Marks

    Constructive criticism: it’s (or was) American Ornithologists’ Union (plural possessive).

    • When I first read this I thought to myself, was I pronouncing it in a way that sounds singular posessive? Then I realized you meant the text here…

      • Jeff Marks

        So sorry Nate! I’ve not had a chance to listen yet but will do so soon.

        • Ha, no worries!

          Sent from my phone

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