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by hmmm
Today, 11:19 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

Would it be advisable to have general information on the Orders and Family groups and not just the birds listed under those bigger categories?
e.g. have a page of notes for Anseriformes in general and a page for Anatidae in general
Yes
by hmmm
Today, 11:18 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Water Quality B/C
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: Water Quality B/C

In section II, when the scientific name is given, are we expected to know the scientific names on the test or are they just there to specify which species we will be IDing out of all of them? Some organisms lack a scietific name, which leads me to believe the second, but the real question is whethe...
by hmmm
October 18th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

I've notice that on the list, it lists the scientific name of the Clapper Rail as Rallus longirostris, but allaboutbirds lists it as Rallus crepitans. Which scientific name should I use?
Rules always take precedence.
by hmmm
October 17th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

Hello, Under Wood-Warblers, the Magnolia Warbler is listed as Dendroica Magnolia in the Bird List. However, most resources are listing it as Setophaga Magnolia online and in books. I found this article on wiki which states that the name Setophaga takes precedence after the merger of the two Genus: ...
by hmmm
October 14th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

Do it by order of the list, and look at the list while trying to find a bird. Doing it alphabetically would just be a waste of time Why exactly would it be a waste of time? I've done that for my Rocks and Fossils binders and its worked pretty well. Because a lot of birds are similar. If you do it b...
by hmmm
October 7th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

So this is my first time on an ID event, and I was wondering if you guys find it more efficient to organize your binder alphabetically by bird, or by order/family. Do it by order of the list, and look at the list while trying to find a bird. Doing it alphabetically would just be a waste of time Why...
by hmmm
October 5th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

What does the asterisk before some birds on the Official List mean? I know in Fossils it means it will only be included in state and national contests...
introduced, widespread species. It's in a footer at the bottom of the page.
by hmmm
September 29th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Ornithology B/C

For the last bird on the list, "European Starling Sternus vulgaris" online it is called StUrnus vulgaris. Which one are you guys putting in your binders?
Thanks
Its supposed to be the second; there was a rules clarification about that.
by hmmm
September 28th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: Fossils B/C

why did they remove the numbers in the fossils list? It made it much easier to locate my notes
If you need the numbers, you can just make you own copy of the list.
Yeah, but then you can't have it outside of your binder.
by hmmm
September 24th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Quotes don't show author
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Quotes don't show author

Currently any quotes don't show the author(eg "hmmm wrote: ...") for me.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Yeah. The data is all there though.
ETA on fix?

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