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  1. Paul Clapham

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    But wait a minute. All of the hand-wringing in this thread is based on the idea that the new World List is going to include a list which provides one English name for each species. But I believe that is not the case. If you look at eBird you'll see that you can work with them today in a variety...
  2. Paul Clapham

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    One might think so. On the other hand, Common Loon is an iconic bird in Canada and it's on the currency in the form of the "loonie", the one-dollar coin. I don't think anyone here has ever found that insulting; it isn't hard for people to manage two different words in their minds which are...
  3. Paul Clapham

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    I wouldn't bet on that. It's more likely that there will be meetings in what we used to call "smoke-filled back rooms" to hammer out the details.
  4. Paul Clapham

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    But all three of those organizations are represented there.
  5. Paul Clapham

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    But look, it was two years ago (at the 2018 IOC congress) that they agreed to do this project. Now they have staff for the project. Admittedly it's an all-star cast but it's still going to take another couple of years before they have a preliminary product, I think. So you have plenty of time.
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