[wisb] Re: Status of Certain Birds (No Sightings)

If I recall right, that info is not on the WSO website.  The reason being that 
countability is not governed by the state. It's done by the ABA.  You can print 
a copy of the ABA checklist from their website.  Every species on it has been 
given a number code. From 1 for the most common, to 5 for extinct/ uncountable 
species. Anything from 1-4 is deemed countable. 

Whooping crane is a special case in WI since there are two flocks. A wild flock 
in Canada that migrates through the central plains, and a human-raised, 
human-dependent, non-wild flock in WI.  The Canada birds are countable. The WI 
birds are not and will not be for some time to come.  

The official rules for countability can also be found on the ABA website.  
Generally, the population must be established and self-sustaining to be 
considered countable. 


--Chris W, Richland county 

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On Jan 19, 2011, at 9:04, Mikko Viljamaa <mikko.viljamaa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi WiBi,
> Now when I'm indisputably approaching the 200-species milestone - no smirks
> please ;  ) - I became curious about the status of some birds on my list
> like for example Mute Swan and Whooping Crane. I tried to research WSO's web
> page but didn't find any information from there about species which are not
> considered to be "wild" or are considered for example to be "introduced".
> Any idea from where I can find this info?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Mikko, Kaukauna (Outagamie)
> 
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