4-digit abbreviations for bird names…

For the past 20 years my bird photographer associate Damon S. Calderwood and I have used the 4-digit abbreviations for bird names in conjunction with the year, initials of photographer and the number assigned to the camera. This has certainly made our filing system simple – and made the retrieval of the digital files much quicker. This would be an example for American Kestrel below:

American Kestrel – Year – Damon S. Calderwood – assigned camera number

The 4-digit abbreviations for bird names can be found here:

www.birdpop.org/pages/birdSpeciesCodes.php

American Kestrel – AMKE2006DSC0015

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An American Kestrel lands at its nest cavity with a skinned mouse.

Virginia Rail – VIRA

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A Virginia Rail picks up a newly-hatched young in its beak.

Sora – SORA

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A Sora incubates her clutch of eggs.

Snowy Plover – SNPL

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A Snowy Plover and a newly-hatched chick ready to leave the nest. This bird is a Species at Risk due to habitat loss, human interference (mostly from dune buggies) and other perils.

American Golden Plover – AGPL

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An American Golden Plover broods three chicks, incubates an egg and at the same time snaps her beak at an annoying gnat in the camouflage of the tundra landscape.

Semipalmated Sandpiper – SESA

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A female Semipalmated Plover broods one young while another explores the area.

Wilson’s Phalarope – WIPH

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A male Wilson’s Phalarope incubates eggs while keeping a baby warm under its wing.

Belted Kingfisher – BEKI

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A male Belted Kingfisher brings a crayfish to the nest cavity.

Dusky Flycatcher – DUFL

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A pair of Dusky Flycatchers tend to their young babies.

Western Wood Peewee – WWPE

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A Western Wood Peewee feeds a juicy beatle to 2 young.

Black-billed Magpie – BBMA

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A Black-billed Magpie readies itself to leave its domed stick nest to search for insects to its two hungry young.

Verdin – VERD

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A male Verdin lands on the side of the nest with an insect for its babies.

Common Bushtit – COBU

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A male Common Bushtit (with the black iris) makes a hasty retreat from his nest.

Common Redpoll – CORE

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A brooding female Common Redpoll flutters her wings in anticipation of a feeding from her more colourful mate.

American Goldfinch – AMGO

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A female American Goldfinch flutters her wings as a way of greeting her mate.

Song Sparrow – SOSP

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A Song Sparrow feeds a protein-rich Chum Salmon fry to its three young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-10-03T05:04:52-08:00

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