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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42 Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy | October 2016 n October 8, 2015, a team of four birders identified 431 bird species during a Big Day in Ecuador. Dušan Brinkhuizen, Rudy Gelis, Mitch Lysinger, and Tuomas Seimola are now the world record holders for the number of bird species identified in 24 hours. I accompanied the team to document their efforts. This article briefly explains what happened, describes the strategies employed, and comments on factors contributing to the new record. O n The Cascada de San Rafael, emblematic of the scenery enjoyed on the Big Day, was within a few miles of the Team's route. Photo © Dušan Brinkhuizen n The Cascada de San Rafael, emblematic of the scenery enjoyed on the Big Day, was within a few miles of the Team's route. Photo © Dušan Brinkhuizen

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