Birder's Guide

OCT 2016

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 2016 | 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 TO B E R 2 0 1 6 • Vo l . 2 8 , N o. 3 Correspondence From the President Jeffrey A. Gordon From the Editor MichAel l. P. retter About the Contributors Listing Central Update GreG neise Articles It's a Family Affair: A Suggested Itinerary for Seeing All the World's Bird Families sAM Woods & Keith BArnes Closing the Gap to 300: A Texas Big Day stuArt MAcKenzie To Be a Species, or Not to Be a Species? AlAn Knue A New "Big Day" World Record of 431 Species GeorGe l. PAul Check-list Supplement Redux, v. 2016 MichAel l. P. retter 2015 Listing Snapshot Snowflake Undercover ricK WriGht On the cover: Jen Brumfield created the lovely cover artwork for this issue. It depicts an array of species for which taxonomic fortunes have changed this year. Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy aims to explain these changes in straightforward language. From top: Buller's Shearwater, Townsend's Storm-Petrel, California Scrub-Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Sandhill Crane, and "Caribbean Coot". Colored pencil illustrations © Jen Brumfield Contents 3 3 5 6 8 20 22 32 40 45 48 32 48 8 20 22 40

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