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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Morphology Vocalizations Plumage & Bare Parts Ecology & Behavior Level of Hybridization Genetic Divergence References Current Taxomomy Potential New Taxonomy Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani American Oystercatcher H. palliatus Lump American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus + + √ √ 81 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Split Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Western Solitary Sandpiper T. cinnamomea √ √ - √ 70,93,134 Willet Tringa semipalmata Split Eastern Willet Tringa semipalmata Western Willet T. inornata + + √ √ 42,134,175 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Split Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus (V) Hudsonian Whimbrel N. hudsonicus √? + √ 134,203 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Split Western Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa (V) Eastern Black-tailed Godwit L. melanuroides (V) + √ + 153 Dunlin Calidris alpina Split Eurasian Dunlin Calidris alpina (V) American Dunlin C. pacifica + + √ √ 134,194 Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis Split Pribilof Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis Rock Sandpiper C. couesi + √ + 134,61 Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Split Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Pacific Kittiwake R. pollicaris √ √ √ 74 Mew Gull Larus canus Split Common Gull Larus canus (V) Kamchatka Gull L. kamtschatschensis (V) Mew Gull L. brachyrhynchus + + 74,135 Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens Western Gull L. occidentalis Lump Western Gull Larus occidentalis + √ 74,135 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Thayer's Gull L. thayeri Lump Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides √ √* + 74,135,193 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Split Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides (V?) Kumlien's Gull Larus kumlieni √ * 74,135,193 Herring Gull Larus argentatus Split European Herring Gull Larus argentatus Herring or Smithsonian Gull L. smithsonianus Vega Gull L. vegae + + √ 37,38,74,108,135 Common Tern Sterna hirundo Split Common Tern Sterna hirundo Siberian Tern S. longipennis (V) √ + √ √ 203 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Split Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis (V?) Cabot's Tern T. acuflavidus Cayenne Tern T. eurygnathus (X) + √ √ 46 Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio Split Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio McCall's Screech-Owl M. mccallii Oaxaca Screech-Owl M. lambi (X) √ √ √ √ 41,58,151 Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma Split Mountain Pygmy Owl Glaucidium gnoma Northern Pygmy Owl G. californicum Cape Pygmy Owl G. hoskinsii (X) Guatemalan Pygmy Owl G. cobanense (X) √ + + √ 41,47,75 Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis Split Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis Mexican Spotted Owl S. lucida √ √ √ √ 12,13,104 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Split Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Caribbean Short-eared Owl A. domingensis (V) Galapagos Short-eared Owl A. galapagoensis (X) Hawaiian Short-eared Owl A. sandwichensis (X) + + 104 Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus Tengmalm's Owl Aegolius funereus (V) Richardson's Owl A. richardsoni √ √ √ √ 105 Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus Split Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus Queen Charlotte Owl A. brooksi √ + √ √ 104,152,167,197 Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin Split Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin Channel Island Hummingbird S. sedentarius √ √ √* 35,39 Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber Split Northern Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber Southern Red-breasted Sapsucker S. daggetti √ √ √ 31,85,88 Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Split Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Harris's Woodpecker P. harrisi Central American Hairy Woodpecker P. extimus (X) √ + √ - √ 63,98 Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Split Yellow-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus Cuban Flicker C. gundlachi (X) Red-shafted Flicker C. cafer Guatemalan Flicker C. mexicanoides (X) √ + √ - 40,41,195 Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Split Boreal Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Pacific Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus sp. √ √ √ - 173* 27 October 2016 | Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy

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