AOU Checklist News!

The North American Checklist Committee of the American Ornithologists’ Union has published the results of its deliberations on the first round of proposed changes from 2009, and it has updated the slate of proposals currently under consideration. Here’s a quick summary of the changes that affect species splits north of Mexico. [Read more]

The Crossbill Quiz: Answers

Here are the answers to the quiz from the last post. [Read more]

The Crossbill Quiz

Last week I facilitated the Sound Identification Panel at the Western Field Ornithologists Conference, which is a wonderful privilege I have been treated to for each of the last four years. In front of a large live audience, I quizzed an expert panel on crossbill sounds. Can you meet the challenge of identifying the common western Red Crossbill call types? [Read more]