Date: 11/4/18 8:52 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Re: Boiler Bay 11/2
'Iceland' Gull: Just a suggestion, & to everybody on OBOL. On eBird, and in spite of the AOU's decision to decommission Thayers Gull, it is still possible to list Thayers as an eBird subspecies: *Iceland (Thayer's) Gull*, rather simply as Iceland. Species come and go, as we know. (Bullock's->Baltimore->Bullock's Oriole; Green->Green-backed->Green Heron; White-tailed->Black-shouldered->White-tailed Kite; Audubon's->Yellow-rumped->Audubon's Warbler (Oh, wait, that last one hasn't happened yet). If we list Thayer's now as Iceland, then all those listings of TRUE Iceland Gull will be lost forever.
Of course, I may be prejudiced. Bob OBrien Carver OR