BUBO Listing News
The new list includes the newly described Alor Myzomela and Spectacled Flowerpecker, but Deignan's Babbler and Hoogerwerf's Pheasant are no longer recognised as valid species. Newly split species this time around include Western/Eastern Black-eared Wheatears, West African Crested / Royal Terns, Maghreb/Tawny Owls, Sunda/Collared Owlets, Butterfly/Festive Coquettes, Cryptic/Graceful Honeyeaters, Himalayan/Swinhoe's (Striated) Prinias, Deignan's/Burmese/Annam (Brown) Prinias and Island/Numfor/Biak Leaf Warblers. Finally, v10.1 sees a re-entry by that old favourite, Hudsonian Whimbrel, which has been split, then lumped, and now split again (for how long??)
Regional or country lists based on IOC, such as the IOC Western Palearctic list, have also been updated.
We now automatically apply these updates where we can, and in other cases you will be prompted for any taxonomic changes to address yourself.
BUBO Listing currently supports more than 200 different authorities and countries. Keeping these up to date is a major task, particularly if the official authority themselves does not frequently publish updates to their lists. We would love some help from anyone with a particular interest and local knowledge in a country or region. For example, if you are aware of new species additions to a country or state we can allow you to add them immediately to the appropriate checklist in BUBO Listing, so there is no more waiting for us to get around to it ourselves!
In addition many official authorities don't keep up with taxonomic changes which are published regularly by the main authorities, e.g. IOC and eBird/Clements at world level. This is frustrating for listers when, for example, they visit a country where the latest 'official' list uses a taxonomy that differs from their preferred world list taxonomy. In these cases we will try to either offer an alternate taxonomy based on either IOC or Clements, or pre-empt taxonomic changes on the official authority.
If you wish to help out with making checklist changes for BUBO Listing, please Contact Us and tell us which countries or regions you would like to contribute to.
You will have noticed a new look to BUBO Listing. Everything should work as before but with a few changes other than the new design:
- You no longer need a username. Instead you can log in with your email address, or your existing username. Forgotten usernames and passwords are a very common support query for us, so hopefully this will be easier for everyone in the future!
- The menu of options when you are logged in, to view My Lists, Create New List etc., is now part of the main menu at the top. If you can't see My Lists in this menu, then you need to log in. The login form has now moved to the top right.
- New functionality includes checking the Top Blockers for any list!
Thanks to the brilliant Gyr Crakes for the updated BUBO logo!
If you notice any problems with the new site then please contact us.
What is the rarest bird you've seen? In Britain could it be Allen's Gallinule, or Brown-headed Cowbird, or maybe on a world scale you've managed to see Carunculated Fruit Dove, Djibouti Francolin or Eaton's Pintail?
You can now check your top 100 'blockers', that is species you have seen that very few other listers have. On any list, click the kiwi to get a list of up to 100 blockers, ordered by their rarity value. You can do this for any list for any other lister too, not just your own lists.