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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th January 2018, 11:52
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Ian Lewis
My understanding is that Antillean Nighthawk...

My understanding is that Antillean Nighthawk doesn't arrive in the Greater Antilles until early April. I certainly haven't seen them on my visits to the four large islands in March.

ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th January 2018, 19:48
Replies: 43
Views: 2,539
Posted By Ian Lewis
Do you mean like this? Ian

Do you mean like this?

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:16
Replies: 43
Views: 2,539
Posted By Ian Lewis
650770 White-tailed Ptarmigan Colorado April...

650770
White-tailed Ptarmigan Colorado April 2015

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 8th January 2018, 19:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ian Lewis
Top 5 UK birds of 2017 1) Yellow Warbler:...

Top 5 UK birds of 2017

1) Yellow Warbler: Dorset, UK & WP tick
2) Two-barred Warbler: Dorset, UK & WP tick
3) Toss up between Great Shearwater and Spectacled Warbler for number 3: both Dorset ticks...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 12:16
Replies: 143
Views: 24,800
Posted By Ian Lewis
IOC still have the Redpolls marked as a 'pending...

IOC still have the Redpolls marked as a 'pending lump' or PL. So the recognition of three species of Redpoll is only a holding position until enough evidence is gathered to lump them into a single...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th December 2017, 17:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,990
Posted By Ian Lewis
I have never planned trips with the sole intent...

I have never planned trips with the sole intent of building up a big world year list but most years I see/hear over a 1000 species.

I am retired now but when I was working the best I did for world...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th December 2017, 10:55
Replies: 72
Views: 3,455
Posted By Ian Lewis
I'll correct that, Wildlife Recorder includes the...

I'll correct that, Wildlife Recorder includes the three recently extinct species on its list so I have seen all the extant grebes but there are 20 of them not 23.

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th December 2017, 19:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By Ian Lewis
1st year Tree Swallows could be overlooked as...

1st year Tree Swallows could be overlooked as Sand Martins.

African Reed Warbler is said to be the breeding reed-warbler of Iberia and Morocco, they could easily overshoot and turn up in the UK (I'd...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th December 2017, 19:10
Replies: 72
Views: 3,455
Posted By Ian Lewis
I'm late to the discussion again! Largest family...

I'm late to the discussion again!

Largest family I have seen is the grebes - all 23 extant species, followed by Storks 19 sp and Cranes 16 sp.

According to the Family List facility in Wildlife...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th November 2017, 21:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ian Lewis
Late Swallows

One first year Barn Swallow ringed at Durlston Country Park, Dorset 9/11/17
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th October 2017, 20:36
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Ian Lewis
According to the Oceanwide Expedition's blurb the...

According to the Oceanwide Expedition's blurb the Atlantic Odyssey won't run after 2018.

Glad I did it last year, fantastic number and variety of seabirds especially between South Georgia and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th August 2017, 17:39
Replies: 2,825
Views: 397,146
Posted By Ian Lewis
Did you get the Rubythroat? A two hour drive from...

Did you get the Rubythroat? A two hour drive from Clevedon - might have been possible

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th July 2017, 19:38
Replies: 43
Views: 5,514
Posted By Ian Lewis
I use Wildlife Recorder to record all my...

I use Wildlife Recorder to record all my sightings and birds can be tagged as escapes. So I record where and when I see escapes then exclude them from my county, UK and world lists by not including...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 6th July 2017, 17:17
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By Ian Lewis
Thanks Laurent

Thanks Laurent
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 6th July 2017, 15:58
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By Ian Lewis
Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation.

I've been abroad recently and not been following Bird Forum.

Has this paper been debated here?

Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation
Stephen T. Garnett1 & Les Christidis2 31 May 2017
The...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th June 2017, 17:39
Replies: 707
Views: 115,942
Posted By Ian Lewis
Easily doable (seen well) at Lake Junin in Peru...

Easily doable (seen well) at Lake Junin in Peru with a local guide. The form there was proposed as a full species Junin Rail but SACC rejected the proposal.

Otherwise I've just heard it on the Outer...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th May 2017, 15:58
Replies: 78
Views: 9,048
Posted By Ian Lewis
After recent trips to Peru and Costa Rica the...

After recent trips to Peru and Costa Rica the total has climbed to 74 (IOC)

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th May 2017, 15:48
Replies: 460
Views: 68,850
Posted By Ian Lewis
149 + 13 heard onlys and another 9 that may be...

149 + 13 heard onlys and another 9 that may be upgraded to full species in due course

Ian
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 8th May 2017, 11:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ian Lewis
and it's named after a lady named Thekla, the...

and it's named after a lady named Thekla, the daughter of the German ornithologist Brehm.

I believe its one of just three birds recorded in the Western Paleartic named after women. The others of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th May 2017, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ian Lewis
Simple with Wildlife Recorder program just click...

Simple with Wildlife Recorder program just click on the number of birds seen on your list and it arranges them in numerical order. Then highlight all the ones with one individual seen and cut and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th May 2017, 17:54
Replies: 3,812
Views: 623,009
Posted By Ian Lewis
Slaty-breasted Tinamou in Costa Rica on 22nd April

Slaty-breasted Tinamou in Costa Rica on 22nd April
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th May 2017, 09:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ian Lewis
101 (BOU) or 109 (UK400) on my British list have...

101 (BOU) or 109 (UK400) on my British list have been seen only once.

Worldwide I have a figure of 858 but on closer inspection I found this included about 130 heard onlys. However this figure of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th March 2017, 11:29
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By Ian Lewis
We have been looking in some detail at...

We have been looking in some detail at Chiffchaffs at a ringing site in Dorset where we have ringed 120 already this year. Wintering birds are still being retrapped although most have departed after...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 21st March 2017, 22:18
Replies: 57
Views: 13,504
Posted By Ian Lewis
but it occurs in Africa and Madagascar too! ian

but it occurs in Africa and Madagascar too!

ian
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 21st March 2017, 15:02
Replies: 57
Views: 13,504
Posted By Ian Lewis
Question They will need to change the English name of Tyto...

They will need to change the English name of Tyto alba to something other than 'Western' Barn Owl now.

Any suggestions?

Ian
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