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23 minutes ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Possibly extinct in North America?  And do you mean Gray-headed?

It's true that the range of Mexican Chickadee in the U.S. is very limited, but a lot of serious birders go there.

Yes, definitely not possibly extinct. Gray-headed Chickadee’s range in North America is remote, but the population is likely quite stable. Their numbers are declining in Europe, however. From what I understand, little is known about their population in Russia.

Mexican Chickadee has a small range within U.S. boundaries, primarily confined to the Chiricahuas in SE Arizona. I’ve dipped on them in a snowstorm in December. Need to head back in the spring or summer. 

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46 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Yes, the image quality is degraded on the embedded images compared to the ones in the Macaulay library. There is a method for linking and embedding from Macaulay without degradation but I can't find the relevant post that explains that method. I think it involves opening the Macaulay photo in it's own window and then copying the URL and pasting it into the "Insert image from URL" option in the "Other Media" dropdown in the bottom right of the message box. I don't use eBird and have never tried the URL method, so don't be surprised if it's not as simple as I think it might be.

That's what I was doing. For some reason it doesn't work on this computer, but it works fine on my old one. 🤔

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The correct term would be extirpated not extinct, but I suppose you could use locally extinct. Even if they were extirpated, I’d still assume vagrants would make there way over every now and then. 
 

I’ve seen 5/7 of the chickadees, but only have pictures of 4, yet Mountain and Black-capped are the only species that I have good photos of. Hope to get better photos of Boreal's in the coming weeks, but they’re a lot more inconspicuous.

Black-capped

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Mountain

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2 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Possibly extinct in North America?  And do you mean Gray-headed?

It's true that the range of Mexican Chickadee in the U.S. is very limited, but a lot of serious birders go there.

Yes I mean in population North America, I knew they were in Russia and Europe. 

1 hour ago, DLecy said:

Yes, definitely not possibly extinct. Gray-headed Chickadee’s range in North America is remote, but the population is likely quite stable. 

Okay, sorry about that, for some reason I thought they were probably extinct here.  

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1 minute ago, Kevin said:

Yes I mean in population North America, I knew they were in Russia and Europe. 

Okay, sorry about that, for some reason I thought they were probably extinct here.  

Just a little piece of unsolicited nomenclature advice here; the term for a population of a species that is no longer found in a given area is “extirpated,” not extinct. Extirpated essentially means “locally extinct,” but to avoid confusion ecologists and biologists typically use the term “extirpated,” and leave the term “extinct” to note when an entire species population, all across the globe, in any and all areas, is permanently gone (i.e. Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Bachman’s Warbler). 

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1 hour ago, Aaron said:

The correct term would be extirpated not extinct, but I suppose you could use locally extinct. Even if they were extirpated, I’d still assume vagrants would make there way over every now and then. 
 

I’ve seen 5/7 of the chickadees, but only have pictures of 4, yet Mountain and Black-capped are the only species that I have good photos of. Hope to get better photos of Boreal's in the coming weeks, but they’re a lot more inconspicuous.

Black-capped

2400?__hstc=264660688.392372195b9297b5e6
 

Mountain

2400?__hstc=264660688.392372195b9297b5e6

Awesome shots!

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51 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Just a little piece of unsolicited nomenclature advice here; the term for a population of a species that is no longer found in a given area is “extirpated,” not extinct. Extirpated essentially means “locally extinct,” but to avoid confusion ecologists and biologists typically use the term “extirpated,” and leave the term “extinct” to note when an entire species population, all across the globe, in any and all areas, is permanently gone (i.e. Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Bachman’s Warbler). 

Thank you! That's good to know.

Now if I can only remember what word it is and how to spell it, next time I need "extirpated". 🤔

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5 hours ago, DLecy said:

Yes, definitely not possibly extinct. Gray-headed Chickadee’s range in North America is remote, but the population is likely quite stable. Their numbers are declining in Europe, however. From what I understand, little is known about their population in Russia.

This. They probably have a stable population. It’s just that the area they live in is so remote, that very few people actually go to that area to see them. Therefore, they are probably very underreported.

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4 hours ago, Aaron said:

The correct term would be extirpated not extinct, but I suppose you could use locally extinct. Even if they were extirpated, I’d still assume vagrants would make there way over every now and then. 
 

I’ve seen 5/7 of the chickadees, but only have pictures of 4, yet Mountain and Black-capped are the only species that I have good photos of. Hope to get better photos of Boreal's in the coming weeks, but they’re a lot more inconspicuous.

Black-capped

2400?__hstc=264660688.392372195b9297b5e6
 

Mountain

2400?__hstc=264660688.392372195b9297b5e6

Awesome shots!

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