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|The Birding Program Sound associations ebird updates relevant to Mexico 2016-2018|
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Birdwatching in Mexico is
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West Central Mexico
August is upon us, and whether we like it or not, it's time for the next update to the ebird/Clements taxonomy. As a birder I personally wouldn't mind if the taxonomists took a break, giving us a chance to adapt to the changes that seem to flood us mercilessly during these years. In vain, however, I know, as long as there are still genetic 'mysteries' unsolved. So while looking forward to the day all birds have been genetically examined and catalogued, I'll do what I can to keep up with the flow of knowledge, recognizing that life becomes easier if we all speak the same language.
All the changes relevant to Mexico can be seen in the article linked-to here above, but the most important ones are as follows:
Two new species are added to the official list of Mexico, since both Mallard and White-collared Seedeater are being split into two new species, respectively, and all the four species are present in Mexico: Mallard, Mexican Duck, Morelet's Seedeater and Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater. Time to study the differences between females of the latter two.
And Vermiculated Screech-Owl, Paltry Tyrannulet and Passirini's Tanager all become historical names since the two first gain new names through splits and the latter through a lump: Middle American Screech-Owl, Guatemalan Tyrannulet and Cherrie's Tanager.
The thorough re-positioning of the orde ... read more
|Did you know that...|
|March 9th 2016 during a short period of time rain transformed to melting snow in Guadalajara, first time in many years, after the arrival of cold front no. 45 this winter which gave strong winds and rain in most of Mexico.|