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Wildlife and Glaciers of Patagonia

We investigate the wilds of Patagonia to see huge provinces of penguins, southern right whales and elephant seals on their favorable places on the Valdés Landmass, along with a portion of the world's most spectacular landscape. Alongside an augmentation to the powerful, bird-rich Iguazú Falls, this should be quite possibly...
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View from Sapsucker Woods: What’s in a Name?

It’s a big moment in ornithology. On November 1, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) spoken the historic visualization to change the English names of birds  currently named without a person (“eponymous” bird names), and to engage the public in selecting the new names.  The plan is to use a phased approach,...

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FAQ: Changes to Eponymous Bird Names

On November 1, 2023, the American Ornithological Society spoken that it will transpiration the English worldwide names of birds that are named without people. The AOS will develop a pilot process with a small number of species, then write changes on a rolling time frame, first focusing on 70–80 species...

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Inside the AOS Recommendation to Change Common Bird

Steller’s Jay by Matt Zuro / Macaulay Library. When a special committee of the American Ornithological Society first met to reconsider the worldwide names of birds named without people, eBird project leader Marshall Iliff came to a realization: despite long-standing practice, naming birds without people doesn’t work very well for birders,...

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