Corrections and Additions to the print edition of

Birding By Hindsight: A Second Look at Bird Identification


Notes: 1) Most of the entries below involve minor errors – e.g., in punctuation, wording, etc. – which do not significantly affect the content of the text. 2) The consensus is that "listserv" is the correct spelling of this term; accordingly, the words "listserve" and "listservice", which appear on several pages, need to be corrected throughout. 3) The author would appreciate being informed of any additional errors that readers notice.



P. 16 – Add parenthesis to end of line 8

P. 31, photo caption – Add comma after "culmen shape"

P. 42, last paragraph – Add: "[Author's Note, April 2018 – The species name Blue Grouse no longer exists; it has now been split into two species: Sooty

          Grouse and Dusky Grouse.]"

P. 45, paragraph 1 – Change beginning of third sentence to: "It seems the most recent Hindsight article on hummingbirds (see p. 141) erred about..."

P. 68, 2nd line from bottom – Change "adults" to "adult"

P. 69, paragraph 4, last line – Delete the word "a"

P. 91 – Change end of 4th line from bottom to: "While these authors probably know a..."

P. 117 – Add: "[Author's Note, April 2018 – Thayer's and Iceland gull were recently lumped into one species: Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides). Thayer's

           Gull is now treated as a subspecies of Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides thayeri).]"

P. 140, caption – Change "one" to "male"

P. 172, caption – Delete one comma after "Blackpoll"

P. 179, paragraph 2, line 2 – Change "is acts" to "can act"

P. 205, paragraph 2 – Add parenthesis to beginning of line 6

P. 205, 2nd line from bottom – Add: "[Author's Note, April 2018 – The most recent consensus is that the Common and Hoary redpolls will be lumped into

          a single species.]"  

P. 212, paragraph 3 – Change "John Farrand" to "Jonathon Alderfer"

P. 217, line 7 – "The Birds of Minnesota" should be in italics

P. 247, paragraph 2 – Change "p. 555" to "p. 547" in last line

P. 249, paragraphs 2 and 5 – Change " 'Identification References' article on p. 229" to " 'Identification Resources' article on p. 241"

P. 249, 3rd line from bottom – Change wording in parentheses to: "see 'Western (& Eastern) Sandpipers' article on p. 95"

P. 257, paragraph 6 – Change wording in parentheses to: "see 'Dowitchers' article on p. 87"

P. 258, line 1 – Change "contradict" to "contradicted"

P. 258, 2nd line from bottom – Change "are" to "is"

P. 265 – Change beginning of 3rd line from bottom to: "no one is likely to write a book called..."

P. 278, paragraph 3 – Change wording in parentheses to: "see The Loon 61:99-108 or Birding 25:304-310"

P. 279, paragraph 2 – Change wording in parentheses to: "see The Loon 67:100"

P. 291, Veery paragraph – Change "and" to "or"

P. 332 – Change beginning of line 1 to: "species, then those with less experience..."

P. 336, paragraph 2, line 2 – Add period after "genus"

P. 337, paragraph 3 – Add: "[Author's Note, April 2018 – As mentioned in the redpolls article, the recent consensus is that the two redpolls will be

          lumped into a single species.]"

P. 355 – Change beginning of caption to: "A Lesser Black-backed is smaller overall than a Herring Gull, as shown here, so it was disconcerting for me

          to find Lesser Black-backeds..."

P. 398 – Change end of caption to: "...the wing bar on a Lesser Nighthawk is even with the tertial tips."

P. 407, column 2 – Delete spacing between "Note: See Cinnamon Teal" and "comment above."

P. 413, caption – Change "Rosy-Finch" to "rosy-finch"

P. 420, 421 – Enlarge "PEREGRINATIONS" and "VOCALIZATIONS" headings

P. 443, line 4 – Change wording in parentheses to: "see 'Dowitchers' article on p. 87 and 'Photographs' article on p. 255"

P. 448 – Change end of line 5 to: "see 'Foresight' article on p.497."

P. 448 – Change end of 6th line from bottom to: "see 'Fourth Look at the Internet' article on p. 529."

P. 454 – Add to end of paragraph 3: "(See photo on p. 443.)"

P. 470, line 4 – Delete parenthesis before "especially"

P. 482, 3rd line from bottom – Add comma after "peeps"

P. 524, line 4-5 – "and 3 April" should be boldfaced

P. 525, paragraph 3, line 2 – "and 19 April" should be boldfaced

P. 539 – Add to end of paragraph 1: "(See 'Herons' article on p. 55.)"