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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6 Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy | October 2016 2015: A Big Year ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2015 saw more than a few birding re- cords eclipsed. At the top of the list of lists, Oregon birder Noah Strycker set a World Big Year record, with 6,042 spe- cies of birds, surpassing the previous Big Year world record of 4,341 recorded by British birders Ruth Miller and Alan Davies in 2008 (bit.ly/1sCCHyU). California birder John Sterling set a re- cord Golden State Big Year with an even 500 (bit.ly/1sCC48v). In the Big Day category, Dušan Brinkhuizen, Rudy Gelis, Mitch Lysinger, and Tuomas Seimola set a new World Big Day record with 431 species on October 8 in Ecuador (bit.ly/1sCEkNb). On April 18, Christian Friis, John Brett, Yousif Attia, Stuart Mackenzie, and Ross Wood totaled an impressive 271 spe - cies in Texas (bit.ly/1sCEAM9). These are just some of the past year's high - lights archived at ABA Listing Central (listing.aba.org). In addition, you will find an up-to-date version of the ABA Checklist, and ABA Checklist Committee reports, ABA Recording Rules, the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, reports and up - dates from the Recording Standards & Ethics Committee—and, of course, the complete life, year, month, and Big Day list totals from more than 2,000 ABA members. Greg Neise Berwyn, Illinois gneise@aba.org Listing Central Update Noah Strycker on the mudflats of Bali. Photo courtesy of © Noah Strycker.

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