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Selected highlights from Birding Online, October 2015 issue:
ABA member milestones. Do you have a listing milestone to share with other ABA members? Please email Birding Editor Ted Floyd (tfloyd “at” aba “dot” org) with all the basic info (location and date of milestone; your name, place of residence, and email), and please consider including a photo.
Thoughts on the Hooded Crane. The expanded online edition of Birding includes the full text of ABA Checklist Committee chairman Bill Pranty’s extensive commentary on the committee’s decision not to add the Hooded Crane to the ABA Checklist.
Black Swift in Danger. The little known Black Swift has received little attention from conservation biologists, but recent findings from Canada suggest that serious concern is warranted. Read about this work in Birding Online—and enjoy some remarkable photography of a rarely seen bird.
Featured Photo. The past few entries in this column have trending easy. Well, that trend has just reversed itself. This is one of the hardest “Featured Photos” we’ve ever run. Even the author and photographer, bird ID expert Tom Johnson, doesn’t know what to make of it! Read Johnson’s analysis in Birding, or go online for discussion about this vexing photo.
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