Birder's Guide

DEC 2018

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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3 December 2018 | Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy B I R D E R ' S G U I D E T O L I S T I N G & T A X O N O M Y D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 Correspondence From the President Jeffrey A. Gordon From the Editor Mich A el l . P. r etter About the Authors Articles Listing Central Update The new normal: Pics or it didn't happen Gre G n eise Vintage Birds, Modern Science An unusual museum collection reveals mysteries about our changing planet John Mc c or MA ck Birdwatching in Maine: The Big Year The quest to see as many birds as possible— provided they were already in the book! d erek l ovitch Still So Much To Discover An antpitta range extension allows a birder to contribute to science s o P hie A. h . o sborn 2017 Listing Snapshot 2017 big years, life list updates, and more Check-list Supplement Redux, v. 2018 Species added, species deleted, species rearranged: The backstory Mich A el l . P. r etter Must the Cassia Crossbill Be Renamed? The "official" scientific name of the bird is clever—but it appears to violate the rules of zoological nomenclature r ick Wri G ht This adult male Morelet's Seedeater was photographed perching on a Maya ruin at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. It is the only species of true tanager which regularly breeds in the continental U.S. Just what is a Morelet's Seedeater? Read the ABA's annual "Checklist Supplement Redux" to find out. Photo © Steve N. G. Howell Contents 6 6 8 10 12 18 26 30 34 40 26 40 34 12 18 10

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