One that has been 'split' this time, and the only one that would effect my year list is Common Moorhen. This bird, previously called Common Moorhen, which was considered the same species as the Moorhen in Europe is now considered a totally different species, the Common Gallinule. I have already seen this "Common (now Gallinule, previously Moorhen)" in two different places, Florida and Ohio, both when this was still considered Common Moorhen. Now that it has been split, if any of you followers of mine know the answer, please comment and let me know. The question is: what does this do to my year list? Do I simply re name it on my list even though when I saw it it was considered Moorhen not Gallinule? Do I just keep it as Moorhen on my list, even if I see it again while it's called Gallinule because I first saw it while it was called Moorhen? Do I keep it as Moorhen on my list for now but if I see it again then change the name on my list to Gallinule? Do I delete it off my list for now but if I see it again, put it back on as Common Gallinule but if I don't see it again don't count it at all? Do I keep it as Moorhen now and if I see it again count it as Gallinule as well so then I'm counting it twice but one time with the name C. Moorhen and onetime with the name C. Gallinule? Do I do something I haven't thought of?
To read more about the splits, go to this link: http://blog.aba.org/2011/05/bulletin-new-splits.html
Thanks in advance for help with what do with my list,