56th Supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds – July 3, 2015

Published on July 1, 2015, the Fifty-sixth Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds can be read in its entirety, here.

Of note to the New Jersey birding public is that American Tree Sparrow is removed from the Spizella genus, Spizella arborea, and made the sole member of the Spizelloides genus as Spizelloides arborea. Please hold your applause.

American Tree Sparrow, Lincoln Park, NJ, Mar. 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

American Tree Sparrow, Lincoln Park, NJ, Mar. 29, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Read Rick Wright’s excellent synopsis of the AOU’s supplement at his blog, Birding New Jersey and the World. The link is here .

The AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds (7th Edition and Supplements, although not yet including the latest supplement) is here.

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The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.

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