Birder's Guide

OCT 2015

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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1 October 2015 | 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 o c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 • V o l . 2 7 , n o. 3 Correspondence From the President Jeffrey A. Gordon From the Editor Mich A el l. P. retter Articles Biking for Birds doriAn Anderson ABA 700 Before 70 Ann hAverstock An Introduction to Understanding Phylogenies and Their Effects on Taxonomy nicholAs Block Clarifying What Counts: Interview with the Secretary of the Recording Standards and Ethics Committee sheridA n coffey Check-list Supplement Redux, v. 2015 Mich A el l. P. retter 2014 Listing Snapshot Listing Central Update GreG neise On the cover: Luke Seitz created the lovely cover for this issue. It depicts an array of species whose taxonomic fortunes changed this year. Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy aims to explain these changes in straightforward language. 1 • Trindade Petrel; 2 • White-collared Seedeater; 3 • White-tailed Hawk; 4 • Bahama Woodstar; 5 • American Tree Sparrow; 6 • 'I'iwi; 7 • Townsend's Shearwater. Watercolor painting © luke seitz Contents 3 3 6 12 16 20 24 29 32 Outgroup Species 1 Species 2 Species 3 Species Specie Speci Spe 100 100 100 98 85 64 05 A F B D C G H 24 20 6 16 12 4 2 1 3 5 6 7

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