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  1. raymie

    Brace Yourself for all new common names?

    A recent "Common Names Meeting" was held by the AOS Diversity and Inclusion department on the topic of changing bird common names. I don't know much about what was discussed (does anyone who does care to share?), but I heard that some members of Team eBird said they were open to changing lots of...
  2. raymie

    Finding Wildlife in Arizona

    I'm likely going on a trip to the Tucson area this winter, any tips for good birding spots or other interesting wildlife? I'm especially interested in iconic desert birds (roadrunner, Vermillion Flycatcher, Cactus Wren, Harris's Hawk, ect) and some of the "Mexican specialties", especially...
  3. raymie

    Why do we call it "Pyrrhuloxia"?

    I know that Pyrrhuloxia was once the genus name for the bird we call by the same name today, but why did we keep using this as the common name even after the species was moved to Cardinalis? Why was it even used as the common name in the first place when Desert Cardinal is right there?
  4. raymie

    Cincinnati Birding

    I'm going to be in the Cincinnati area soon. It's not a birding trip but I will have some time for birding in the area. Any tips of good spots?
  5. raymie

    Wisconsin Rare Bird Alert

    To start, a Varied Thrush was seen at Sheboygan Indian Mound Park yesterday.
  6. raymie

    Great Tit

    Discussion thread for Great Tit. If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button.
  7. raymie

    Hello!

    My name is Raymie! I'm a young birder from Appleton, Wisconsin and look forward to joining this community.
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