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Why dozens of North American bird species are getting new names: Every name tells a story

By Jared Del Rosso, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver
This winter, tens of thousands of birders will survey winter bird populations for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, part of an international bird census, powered by volunteers, that has taken place every year since 1900.

For many birders, participating in the count is a much-anticipated annual tradition. Tallying birds and compiling results with others connects birders to local, regional and even national birding communities. Comparing this year’s results with previous…The Conversation

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