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News from the ABA Recording Standards and Ethics Committee, Supplemental

This blog post supplements the RSEC report, “News from the ABA Recording Standards and Ethics Committee”, published in the October 2014 issue of Birder’s Guide.

Many of the recent changes made to the Recording Rules and Interpretations were simply minor language updates or updates relating to where we are now, 10 years after the last [read more…]

Corpus Christi – The ABA Experience

If there is such a thing as an “ABA experience”, and I completely believe that there is, I am not sure of a better way to engage that “experience” than by attending one of George Armistead’s ABA events. I think this is my fourth rally/convention type event that I have attended, wearing multiple hats each [read more…]

The Return of RSEC, Recording Standards take Center Stage

Greetings to the ABA membership!

If any of you have had the opportunity to peruse Birder’s Guide to Listing & Taxonomy, then you might have seen the short article on the “resurrection” of the ABA’s new Recording Standards and Ethics Committee (or RSEC). It was mentioned in that article that the RSEC would like to [read more…]

Late November Musings

iPhone marimba…

I climbed out of unconsciousness into a Thanksgiving morning at The Farm. I sat up, dazed and bleary — abnormally bleary in fact. I had to blame Saad for this. Saad is my Lebanese mathematician neighbor and a brother of sorts; he is the master of the giant garden we have on our [read more…]

Wyoming 2012: The Hunt for Black Swift (part 2)

Thu August 1: Darby Wind Cave

Holy smokes…

I never sleep as hard as when I sleep outside or in a tent. I’ve never been able to figure that one out.

The night started a little chilly and restless; but after some start and stop sleeping I went into coma mode and slept for about [read more…]

Wyoming 2012: The Hunt for Black Swift (part 1)

Matt Fraker hits the road in search of one of North America’s most enigmatic species. [read more…]