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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 7th May 2018, 09:23
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Ian Lewis
Looking at the AOS website about the April...

Looking at the AOS website about the April meeting I was saddened to read about the death of James D. Rising.

I met him at a conference at Swanwick in the UK many years ago. I remember discussing...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 21st April 2018, 16:32
Replies: 33
Views: 7,316
Posted By Ian Lewis
IOC Updates Diary Apr 19 Accept revision w...

IOC Updates Diary Apr 19

Accept revision w splits (2) of Superb Bird-of-Paradise; English names to follow

Has anyone got a map of the ranges of the three species of Superb BOP? I am having...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th April 2018, 06:35
Replies: 69
Views: 5,323
Posted By Ian Lewis
My desire since I started birding in my 20s is to...

My desire since I started birding in my 20s is to see the world and see the birds (and other wildlife) of the world. Birdquest has enabled me to do that and for that I am grateful. As for getting a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th April 2018, 08:45
Replies: 69
Views: 5,323
Posted By Ian Lewis
Late to this discussion, guess why, because I was...

Late to this discussion, guess why, because I was on a Birdquest trip to Vietnam!

Whilst I’m sorry that Big Blue didn’t enjoy her trip to Costa Rica with Birdquest I feel that she should have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th March 2018, 17:17
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ian Lewis
140 ringed over sessions at a heathland site...

140 ringed over sessions at a heathland site surrounded by trees near Poole in November and December 2017.

I haven't got the winter 2018 records to hand but we have ringed about 100 in January and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th February 2018, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Ian Lewis
As part of the Stour Ringing Group that has been...

As part of the Stour Ringing Group that has been studying Nightjars and has ringed over 1300 of them, I can say that they are very easy to see and hear but you don't get great views due to the low...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th January 2018, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 867
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, 18:48
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By Ian Lewis
Do you mean like this? Ian

Do you mean like this?

Ian
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 19:16
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
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, 18:27
Replies: 38
Views: 2,891
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, 11:16
Replies: 144
Views: 27,810
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, 16:12
Replies: 66
Views: 7,516
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, 09:55
Replies: 72
Views: 4,155
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, 18:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
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, 18:10
Replies: 72
Views: 4,155
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, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,178
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, 19:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
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, 16:39
Replies: 2,876
Views: 460,185
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, 18:38
Replies: 43
Views: 9,123
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, 16:17
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Ian Lewis
Thanks Laurent

Thanks Laurent
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 6th July 2017, 14:58
Replies: 2
Views: 895
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, 16:39
Replies: 707
Views: 123,325
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, 14:58
Replies: 78
Views: 10,423
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, 14:48
Replies: 472
Views: 75,928
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, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
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...
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