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Birders, nature lovers …… are you ready for a major change?

The North American Classification Committee (NACC) of the American Ornithologists’ Union [AOU], now the American Ornithological Society [AOS] since 2016, evaluates and codifies the latest scientific developments in the systematics, classification, nomenclature, and distribution of birds in the geographic area covered by the AOS Checklist which includes North and Central America from the North Pole to the boundary of Panama and Colombia, including the adjacent islands under the jurisdiction of the included nations; Greenland; the Hawaiian Islands; Clipperton Island; Bermuda; the West Indies, including the Bahama Islands, the Greater Antilles, Leeward and Windward Is-lands in the Lesser Antilles (ending with Grenada); and Swan, Providencia, and San Andrés Islands in the Gulf of Mexico.

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