Date: 9/16/20 3:15 am From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] What comes after... (auiz)
Here comes the "can't sleep" birder, with a quiz.
We used to know the general order of birds on the checklist. It began with the loons and grebes, then the herons and egrets, the waterfowl, raptors, grouse, rails, plovers, sandpipers, gulls, terns, seabirds, swifts and nightjars, owls, doves, hummingbirds, kingfisher, woodpeckers. flycatchers..and ended with the house sparrow.
Then it went to herons first; the falcons were moved behind the woodpeckers; stilt and avocet were moved; snipe too. Where'd they put the Horned Lark, the pipits, the waxwings?
Now we have another new order. If you have an electornic field guide, you just type in a few letters and it will take you to the bird you want. But if you are trying to find your bird on a new checklist by searching manually, how do you navigate? Old brains need to be retrained.
So, without looking, answer this: On the official Oregon Checklist, what species comes after.(no peeking)