Chris et al, yes, this subspecies deserves tracking, so go ahead and fill out the WSO Long Form for the Records Committee. Thanks. Ryan Brady Washburn, Bayfield County, WI http://www.pbase.com/rbrady > From: little_blue_birdie@xxxxxxx > To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [wisb] "Audubon's" Warbler- Crawford County > Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:37:13 -0600 > > Hey everyone, > I found a winter "Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler in Crawford County today > while running my section of the Retreat CBC. > This is the western subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler. The International > Ornithological Congress (IOC) considers this to be a separate species from > "Myrtle's" Warbler (the eastern subspecies we always see here). The AOU has a > pending proposal to split the species as well (in which case the ABA would > also split it). > I don't know if the WSO keeps records of this subspecies or not, but it's > probably a good idea to keep track of them in case they are ever split. If > split, it's likely that the AOU would divide Yellow-rumped into three > species. Myrtle's Warbler (eastern), Audubon's Warbler (western), and > Goldman's Warbler (Mexico). Goldman's is by far my favorite. > > I had a total of 40 species on the Retreat CBC today including two adult > Golden Eagles. I'll post a summary of the count as soon as I have all the > results in and tallied. > > > > Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland County > http://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com/ > http://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto > > "The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first > material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire > the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things > breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a > one can be again." > > (From William Beebe's "The Bird: Its Form and Function," 1906) > > > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding > Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn. > > #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.