Bill Pranty

Έγινε μέλος στις: Ιουλ 05, 2020 Τελευταία δραστηριότητα στις: Νοε 30, 2022 iNaturalist Μηνιαίος Υποστηρικτής από Αύγουστος 2022

Revised 30 Nov 2022.

Hola!

I am a fairly recent transplant to iNaturalist from eBird, which I now disavow. I was interested in birds by age 8 and my fascination with them has increased with time. Moving to Florida from my native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in January 1978 really sealed the deal, since the diversity of birds in Florida is massive. Being uncomfortable with simply claiming that I saw something, I purchased my first camera in 1981 and have gone through 16 camera setups since then. Currently, I'm using a Panasonic Lumix FZ80 (my fourth over the past six years), which is lightweight, has exceptional zoom capabilities (60x!), and captures 4K video. I consider my Lumix to be as indispensable as my binocular (a Zeiss 8, x 20 Victory Compact).

I have worked as a Research Assistant (or a similar title) on several bird studies in Florida, such as Hairy Woodpeckers and Florida Scrub-Jays for Archbold Biological Station, Florida Grasshopper Sparrows and Painted Buntings for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a grassland bird study for the University of Florida, and two pesticide studies on birds inhabiting citrus groves on Merritt Island and golf courses in Tallahassee for the Mobay Corporation. I have also helped with Red-cockaded Woodpecker studies, and sparrow banding projects in upland grasslands in Weekiwachee Preserve (Hernando County) and in salt marshes at Shell Key Preserve (Pinellas County). During past decades, I coordinated two multi-year statewide bird projects for an environmental non-profit that does not deserve mention by name here. Outside of my professional work, I bird as much as I can, mostly with Valeri Ponzo (anibirdbrain on iNat) and Don Fraser (dmfraser on iNat).

Val and Don are obsessed with winged creatures other than birds, and through them, I have become interested in selected non-bird taxa, primarily butterflies (103 RGed species in Florida), moths (55 species), grasshoppers (22 species), robber flies (7 species), and tiger beetles (3 species). I like plants that are showy, big, or endemic to Florida, but most plants are too small for me to focus on. I still cannot identify most non-birds that I photograph, but it keeps me occupied when bird activity is low.

In Dec 2021, eBird's leadership began waging a horrific, anti-science, discriminatory, asinine, and self-defeating war on exotic birds, which continues to get worse as the months pass, and that resulted in me leaving the project. Before my "divorce" from eBird, I had amassed more than 10,000 checklists and had uploaded more than 32,000 media files of Florida birds. But I believe in science over advocacy, and in the proper documentation of all non-captive birds in Florida, so eBirds's anti-exotics policy left me no choice by to leave the project.

I have seen the largest number of non-captive birds in Florida via eBird (535 species). I have also photographed more birds in the state than any other on eBird (509 species) and iNaturalist (499 species -- but only because iNat won't let me count some swans). Not that those points mean too much, but it is something to write home about!

I have also reviewed more Florida birds on iNat than anybody else. I achieved 25,000 reviews in Jun 2022, 30,000 in Aug 2022, and 40,000 on 5 Nov 2022.

To those of you who are following me -- Thank you! It is very humbling.

I am so enamored with iNat and its Research Grading system -- something that eBird leaders refuse to implement for their project -- that I do not consider non-RGed species to be of any value. Since I have photographed 508 species of (non-captive) birds in Florida, I needed just under 500 species of all other taxa to reach 1,000 RGed Florida species. I reached this target on 19 Jul 2022; a False Turkey-Tail (a shelf fungus) in Withlacoochee State Forest, Hernando County reviewed by @andrey_loria.

I am now adding as many other species as I can to see how many species I ultimately will have RGed in Florida.

I reached my 5,000th RG record on 29 Nov 2022, when @tadenham confirmed my identification of a Virginia Creeper at Forest Capital Museum State Park in Taylor County on 24 Nov 2022. I'm up to 1,387 RG species.

To all of you who have identified my non-avian species, THANK YOU! I need to specifically call out my most-frequent identifiers: Mikie Green (@coolcrittersyt) for bugs, and Jay Horn (@jayhorn) and Tom (@tadenham) for plants.

Coming from an avian background, where 98% of the world's 10,000+ bird species can be identified from a single, in-focus head-shot, I am frustrated that other taxa cannot be identified in the field despite several high-quality images. I am sick of "Skudder's Bush Katydids!"

I am disappointed in the lack of experts for the following taxa, which in my experience usually get ZERO identifications, even months after uploading:

Mushrooms
Cactus
Spiders (beyond the easy ones)
Moths
Fiddler and Mud Crabs
Skinks

As for Florida birds on iNat, two taxa in particular cause perpetual ID issues. I'll discuss each here and offer what I hope is helpful advice.

1) MUDDLED DUCKS. Mottled Ducks once were a widespread permanent, breeding resident over all but the northern parts of the Florida peninsula. "Wild" Mallards are uncommon to rare winter residents in parts of the Panhandle and extreme northern peninsula, with rare records farther south. Domestic/ feral Mallards are common to abundant permanent, breeding residents wherever there are people. Mottled Ducks and Mallards have been interbreeding for decades to the point where Mottled Ducks have been extirpated from some parts of their Florida range, and where the long-term survival of the species in the state truly is doubtful. Hybrids and back-crosses run the gamut from looking 99% Mottled Duck-like to looking 99% Mallard-like, but most individuals can be identified as such by looking at a suite of field marks.

Because of the degree of interbreeding that has been occurring for so long in Florida, MOST "Mottled Ducks" identified on iNat are misidentified "Muddled Ducks." Because misidentifications of Mottled Ducks on iNat are frequent, I will post the link to an article that Tony Leukering and I wrote for eBird discussing "Muddled Ducks" in Florida -- and please regard the ID pointers found in this article as works in progress subject to refinement/correction:

https://ebird.org/news/201502mudu/

2) CROWS. Gawd! First off, anybody who oversimplifies crow ID by claiming that "caw" is American Crow and "uh-uh" is Fish Crow should be banned for life from ever again commenting on crow identification! American Crow and Fish Crow vocalizations are MUCH MORE COMPLEX than this! Juvenile Fish Crows give a hoarse "car-car-car" or "car-car-car-car-car" call that even most birders misidentify as an American Crow. And some American Crow calls are almost unworldly:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S47873751
https://ebird.org/checklist/S94088115

Also, PLEASE STOP claiming that silent crows in Florida cannot be identified to species! In many cases, habitat and behavior -- mainly flight dynamics -- can go a long way to identify silent crows throughout the state. The distinctive "rowing" flight behavior of American Crows is well-known and easily observed. Also, in some areas of Florida, RANGE ALONE CAN BE DEFINITIVE for crow identification. The crows along the main park road through Everglades National Park (State Road 9336) are American Crows. There are no Fish Crows here. The crows along Tamiami Trail through Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, and Everglades National Park are also safely assignable to American Crow, especially if it is loafing in a cypress or feeding on road kill and then hopping away from approaching traffic. (Ditto the crows along the main road through Myakka River State Park).

Conversely, some mega-urbanized cities completely lack American Crows. Two examples: Pinellas County away from Brooker Creek Preserve and Miami-Dade County east of where -- Interstate 95? Florida's Turnpike? -- contain nothing but Fish Crows. ESPECIALLY if you see overhead flocks of dozens to hundreds of individuals flying to roost; American Crows do not flock in Florida the way they do "up north."

Since the late 1980s, I have published a few hundred notes and articles, mostly in "Florida Field Naturalist" (the journal of the Florida Ornithological Society), and in "Birding" and "North American Birds" (the magazine and journal, respectively, of the American Birding Association). Documenting rare birds with photographs or recordings and then publishing details about them in ornithological journals is what motivates me.

The following list details my most significant publications.

BOOKS

Greenlaw, Jon S., Bill Pranty, and Reed Bowman. 2014. The Robertson and Woolfenden Florida Bird Species: An Annotated List. Special Publication No. 8. Florida Ornithological Society. Gainesville, Florida. viii + 435 pages.

Pranty, Bill. 2014. American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Florida. Scott and Nix. New York, New York. xliv + 340 pages.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Steven C. Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Bruce Mactavish, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2008. ABA Checklist: Birds of the Continental United States and Canada, seventh edition. American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, Colorado. v + 203 pages.

Pranty, Bill, and Kurt Radamaker. 2006. Birds of Florida. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, Canada. 384 pages.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. A Birder’s Guide to Florida, 5th edition. American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, Colorado. xiii + 418 pages.

Pranty, Bill. 1996. A Birder’s Guide to Florida, 4th edition. American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, Colorado. xii + 388 pages.

BOOK CHAPTERS or BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS

Pranty, Bill and Corey T. Callaghan. 2020. Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus Latham, 1801). Chapter 32 (Pages 243–247) in Invasive Birds: Global Trends and Impacts (C.T. Downs and L.A. Hart, editors). Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, Wallingford, UK.

Pranty, Bill. 2010. The Important Bird Areas of Florida. Intended as Special Publication No. 8. Florida Ornithological Society. Gainesville, Florida. Unpublished.

Pranty, Bill. 2009. Anis. Pages 327 and 714 in Birds of North America. DK Publishing. New York, New York.

Pranty, Bill. 2009. Parakeets and Parrots. Pages 319–322 and 713–714 in Birds of North America. DK Publishing. New York, New York.

Pranty, Bill, and James W. Tucker, Jr. 2006. Ecology and management of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. Pages 188–200 in Land of Fire and Water: The Florida Dry Prairie Ecosystem. Proceedings of the Florida Dry Prairie Conference (Reed F. Noss, editor). www.ces.fau.edu/fdpc/proceedings/3-17145_p.18800_Pran_FDPC_.pdf.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Estrildid finches. Page 645 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Weavers. Page 644 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Bulbuls. Page 464 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Parakeets, macaws, and parrots. Pages 307–313 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Limpkins. Page 171 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Flamingos. Pages 128–129 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill. 2005. Storks. Pages 125–126 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill, and Kurt Radamaker. 2005. Ibises and spoonbills. Pages 121–124 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Pranty, Bill, and Kurt Radamaker. 2005. Bitterns, herons, and allies. Pages 110–121 in Complete Birds of North America (Jonathan Alderfer, editor). National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C.

Stith, Bradley M., John W. Fitzpatrick, Glen E. Woolfenden, and Bill Pranty. 1996. Classification and Conservation of Metapopulations: A Case Study of the Florida Scrub Jay. Pages 187–215 in Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation (Dale R. McCullough, editor). Island Press. Covelo, California.

Kale, Herbert W., II, Bill Pranty, Bradley M. Stith, and C. Wesley Biggs. 1992. The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Florida. Florida Audubon Society. Maitland, Florida. Final report to Nongame Wildlife Program, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Tallahassee, Florida. Unpublished, but found online at . 323 pages.

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

Pranty, Bill and Valeri Ponzo. 2021. Record of a Red-rumped Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 49:11–12.

Pranty, Bill and Alex Lamoreaux. 2020. First records of the “Prairie” Merlin (Falco columbarius richardsonii) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 48:167–170.

Pranty, Bill, Smith Juan, and Don Fraser. 2020. First winter record in Florida of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis). Florida Field Naturalist 48:99–101. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.3%20pages%2099-101.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Don Fraser, and Valeri Ponzo. 2020. Records of the “Western Flycatcher” in Florida, with emphasis on a vocal individual that uttered call-notes consistent with Pacific-slope Flycatcher. Florida Field Naturalist 48:90–98. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.3%20pages%2090-98.pdf

Pranty, Bill and Valeri Ponzo. 2020. Inland breeding of Gray Kingbirds (Tyrannus dominicensis) in Hendry County, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 48:63–64. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.2%20pages%2063-64.pdf

Pranty, Bill and Michael Brothers. 2020. Extralimital occurrences of pale-eyed Boat-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus major) in central Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 48:14–18. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.1%20pages%2014-18.pdf

Pranty, Bill and Valeri Ponzo. 2020. First winter record in Florida of the Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera). Florida Field Naturalist 48:8–11. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.1%20pages%208-11.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2018. Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) in Pasco County, Florida: First record for the peninsula. Florida Field Naturalist 46:70–72. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/3.PRANTYR-N_GREBEFFN_46_3.pdf

Pranty, Bill and Valeri Ponzo. 2017. Eleven additions to the exotic avifauna of Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 45:103–109. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/2.PRANTYNEW_EXOTICSFFN_45_4.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Andrew W. Kratter, and Valeri Ponzo. 2016. Status and distribution in Florida of Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) and Couch’s Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii). Florida Field Naturalist 44:83–105. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/2.%20PRANTY%2C%20KINGBIRDS%2C%20FFN%2044%283%29.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2015. The disappearance of the Budgerigar from the ABA Area. Birding 47(4):34–40.

Pranty, Bill and Valeri Ponzo. 2015. Records of the Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 43:160–166. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/4.%20PRANTY%2C%20WHYDAHS%2C%20FFN%2043%284%29.pdf

Pranty, Bill, David Gagne, and Gail A. Deterra. 2015. Oregon Junco (Junco hyemalis oreganus group) in Pasco County: First Florida record, and first summer record of any junco in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 43:173–178. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/6.%20PRANTY%2C%20JUNCO%2C%20FFN%2043%284%29.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2015. Extirpation of the Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) from Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 43:105–113. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/2.%20PRANTY%2C%20BUDGERIGARS%2C%20FFN%2043%283%29.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Valeri Ponzo. 2014. Status and distribution of Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) in southeastern Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 42(3):91–107. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_42-3p91-107.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Valeri Ponzo. 2013. First winter records in Florida of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) and Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea). Florida Field Naturalist 41(3):83–85. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_41-3p83-85.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2013. Introducing the Purple Swamphen: Management, taxonomy, and natural history. Birding 45(3):38–45.

Greenlaw, Jon S., Reed Bowman, and Bill Pranty. 2013. Assessment of European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur) on the Florida birdlist. Florida Field Naturalist 41(1):1–8. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_41-1p1-8.pdf

Delany, Michael F., Bill Pranty, and Richard A. Kiltie. 2013. Painted Bunting abundance and habitat use in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 12(1):61–72.

Pranty, Bill, and Valeri Ponzo. 2012. First winter records in Florida of Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota), Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), and Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), and first recent winter record of Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis). Florida Field Naturalist 40(2):41–46. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_40-2p41-46%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2012. Population growth, spread, and persistence of Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 40(1):1–12. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_40-1p1-12%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Helen W. Lovell. 2011. An addition to Florida’s exotic avifauna: Sun Parakeets (Aratinga solstitialis) in Pasco County. Florida Field Naturalist 39(4):126–133. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/4.%20PRANTY%20AND%20LOVELL-WAYNE%2C%20SUN%20PARAKEETS%2C%20FFN%2039%284%29.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Ed Kwater, and David Gagne. 2011. Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) in Pasco County: First record for Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 39(4):116–125. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/3.%20PRANTY%20ET%20AL%2C%20KELP%20GULL%2C%20FFN%2039%284%29.pdf

Pranty Bill, and Kimball L. Garrett. 2011. Under the radar: Non-countable birds in the ABA Area. Birding 43(5):46–58.

Pranty, Bill, and Helen W. Lovell. 2011. Presumed or confirmed nesting attempts by Black-hooded Parakeets (Nandayus nenday) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 39(3):75–85. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_39-3p75-85%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Carlos Sanchez. 2011. A recent winter record of Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 39(1):21–23. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_39-1p21-23%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2010. Status and current range of Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 38(4):146–149. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_38-4_p146.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Bruce H. Anderson, and Harry P. Robinson. 2010. Third record of the Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) in Florida, with comments on other recent records. Florida Field Naturalist 38(3):93–98. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_38-3_p093.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2010. Hairy Woodpeckers feed Downy Woodpecker nestlings. Florida Field Naturalist 38(2):71–72. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_38-2_p071.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Daria Feinstein, and Karen Lee. 2010. Natural history of Blue-and-yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 38(2):55–62. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_38-2_p055.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Arthur Wilson. 2010. First breeding record of the Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 38(1):1–7. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_38-1_p001.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2009. Nesting substrates of Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 37(2):51–57. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_37-2_p051.pdf

Gray, Paul N., Bill Pranty, Gregory R. Schrott, and James W. Tucker. 2009. Shorebird and larid use of mudflats at Lake Okeechobee, Florida, during drought conditions. Florida Field Naturalist 37(2):33–44. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_37-2_p033.pdf

Bankert, Andy, Bruce H. Anderson, and Bill Pranty. 2009. First record of the Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) for Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 37(1):16–21. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_37-1_p016.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Dean W. Riemer, and Dorcas Fitzsimmons. 2008. First verifiable records of the Swallow-tailed Kite in Florida during winter. Florida Field Naturalist 36(4):92–93. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_36-4_p092.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2008. Corrected dates of occurrence for Florida’s third accepted report of the Cuban Pewee. Florida Field Naturalist 36(3):60–61. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_36-3_p060.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2008. The Ringed Turtle-Dove on Christmas Bird Counts in Florida: Cases of “boom and bust” and mistaken identity. American Birds 62:30–35.

Pranty, Bill, editor. 2008. Bald Eagle Management Plan (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tallahassee, Florida. xiii + 60 pages.

Pranty, Bill. Status and distribution of Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) in Florida. 2007. North American Birds 61(4):658–665. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v061n04/p00658-p00665.pdf

Pranty, Bill. Records of Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) in Florida. 2007. North American Birds 61(4):656–657. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v061n04/p00656-p00657.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2007. First record of the White Wagtail in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 35(4):119–123. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_35-4_p119.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Gianfranco D. Basili. 2007. First record of the Greater Flamingo for northeastern Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 35(4):114–118. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_35-4_p114.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Kurt Radamaker, Harold Weatherman, and Harry P. Robinson. 2007. First verifiable records of the Rough-legged Hawk in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 35(2):43–45. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_35-2_p043.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Andrew W. Kratter, and Reed Bowman. 2005. Records of the Bullock’s Oriole in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 33(2):41–46. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_33-2p41-46Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Tom Hince, and Mark Berney. 2005. First verifiable records of Blue-winged Warbler and Magnolia Warbler wintering in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 33(1):17–19. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_33-1p17-19Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Helen W. Lovell. 2004. Population increase and range expansion of Black-hooded Parakeets in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 32(4):129–137. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_32-4p129-137Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2004. Florida’s exotic avifauna, a preliminary checklist. Birding 36(4):362–372.

Pranty, Bill, Ed Kwater, Harold Weatherman, and Harry P. Robinson. 2004. The Eurasian Kestrel in Florida: First record for the southeastern United States, with a review of its status in North America. North American Birds 58(1):168–169. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v058n01/p00168-p00169.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Donald J. Robinson, Mary Barnwell, Clay Black, and Ken Tracey. 2004. Discovery and habitat use of Black Rails along the central Florida Gulf coast. Florida Field Naturalist 32(2):51–55. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_32-2p51-55Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Paul, Richard T., Bill Pranty, Ann F. Paul, Ann Hodgson, and David J. Powell. 2003. Probable hybridization between Elegant Tern and Sandwich Tern in west-central Florida: The first confirmed North American nesting record of Elegant Tern away from the Pacific Coast. North American Birds 57(2):280–282. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v057n02/p00280-p00282.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Howard Voren. 2003. Variation and possible hybridization of Brotogeris parakeets at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Birding 35(3):262–266.

Pranty, Bill, and Kimball L. Garrett. 2003. The parrot fauna of the ABA Area: A current look. Birding 35(3):248–261.

Pranty, Bill, John H. Boyd, III, and Kurt Radamaker. 2003. Recent winter records of the Black-throated Blue Warbler in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 31(1):4–5. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_31-1p4-5Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Susan Epps. 2002. Distribution, population status, and documentation of exotic parrots in Broward County, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 30(4):111–131. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_30-4p111-131Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Delany, Michael F., Stephen B. Linda, Bill Pranty, and Dustin W. Perkins. 2002. Density and reproductive success of Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in relation to time post-burn. Journal of Range Management 55(4):336–340.

Pranty, Bill. 2002. The use of Christmas Bird Count data to monitor populations of exotic birds. American Birds [56]:24–28.

Pranty, Bill. 2002. Red-shouldered Hawk feeds on carrion. Journal of Raptor Research 36(2):152–153.

Pranty, Bill, Gianfranco D. Basili, and Harry P. Robinson. 2002. First breeding record of the Dickcissel in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 30(2):36–39. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_30-2p36-39Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2001. The Budgerigar in Florida: Rise and fall of an exotic psittacid. North American Birds 55(4):389–397. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v055n04/p00389-p00397.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and P. William Smith. 2001. Status, distribution, and taxonomy of the spindalis complex (“Stripe-headed Tanager”) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 29(1):13–25. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_29-1p13-25Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2000. Possible anywhere: Shiny Cowbird. Birding 32(6):514–526.

Pranty, Bill. 2000. Record of a Black-throated Green Warbler wintering in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 28(4):186–188. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_28-4p186-188Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Delany, Michael F., Timothy Lockley, Bill Pranty, and Mark D. Scheuerell. 2000. Stomach contents of two nestling Florida Grasshopper Sparrows. Florida Field Naturalist 28(2):75–77. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_28-2p75-77Delany%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Glen E. Woolfenden. 2000. First record of the Northern Lapwing in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 28(2):53–56.https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_28-2p53-56Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2000. Three sources of Florida Grasshopper Sparrow mortality. Florida Field Naturalist 28(1):27–29. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_28-1p27-29Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Kim Schnitzius, Kevin Schnitzius, and Helen W. Lovell. 2000. Discovery, distribution, and origin of the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 28(1):1–11. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_28-1p1-11Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Gian Basili. 1999. Zellwood, birds, and the ghosts of banned pesticides. Florida Naturalist 72(3):10–13.

Pranty, Bill. 1999. The next new ABA birds: Florida and the southeastern Gulf Coast. Birding 31(3):245–252.

Delany, Michael F., Patrick B. Walsh, Bill Pranty, and Dustin W. Perkins. 1999. A previously unknown population of Florida Grasshopper Sparrows on Avon Park Air Force Range. Florida Field Naturalist 27(2):52–56. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_27-2p52-56Delany%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Gianfranco D. Basili. 1998. Bird use of agricultural fields at Lake Apopka, Florida, with recommendations for the management of migratory shorebirds and other species. Florida Audubon Society. Winter Park, Florida. iii + 30 pages.

Pranty, Bill, and Michael A. McMillian. 1997. Status of the White-tailed Kite in northern and central Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 25(4):117–127. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_25-4p117-127Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

McMillian, Michael A., and Bill Pranty. 1997. Recent nesting of the White-tailed Kite in central Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 25:143–145. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_25-4p143-145McMillian%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Mark D. Scheuerell. 1997. First summer record of the Henslow’s Sparrow in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 25(2):64–66. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_25-2p64-66Pranty%2520-%2520FOC%252028%5B1%5D.pdf

Woolfenden, Glen E., Bill Pranty, John W. Fitzpatrick, and Brian S. Nelson. 1996. Western Wood-Pewee recorded in Highlands County, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 24(3):61–67. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_24-3p61-67Woolfenden%5B1%5D.pdf

Woolfenden, Glen E., William B. Robertson, Jr., and Bill Prant[y]. 1996. Comparing the species lists in two recent books on Florida birds. Florida Field Naturalist 24(1):10–14. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_24-1p10-14Woolfenden%5B1%5D.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 1995. Tool use by Brown-headed Nuthatches in two Florida slash pine forests. Florida Field Naturalist 23(2):33–34. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_23-2p33-34Pranty%5B1%5D.pdf

Woolfenden, Glen E., Bill Pranty, and R. David Goodwin. 1994. North Pinellas Christmas Bird Count, 1985. Florida Field Naturalist 22(3):83–84. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN_22-3p83-84Woolfenden%5B1%5D.pdf

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Pranty, Bill, Jessie Barry, Jon L. Dunn, Kimball L. Garrett, Daniel D. Gibson, Tom Johnson, Aaron Lang, Mark W. Lockwood. Ron Pittaway, Peter Pyle, and David A. Sibley. 2015. 26th report of the ABA Checklist Committee, 2015. Birding 47(6):26–33.

Pranty, B. 2015. Further thoughts on the Hooded Crane. Birding 47(6):22–24.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Kimball L. Garrett, Daniel D. Gibson, Marshall J. Iliff, Mark W. Lockwood. Ron Pittaway, and David A. Sibley. 2014. 25th report of the ABA Checklist Committee, 2013. Birding 46(6):24–33. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2013.pdf

Pranty, Bill, and Ted Floyd. 2013. The ABA Checklist Committee in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age. Birder’s Guide to Listing and Taxonomy 1(2):36–49, plus online material “Growth of the ABA Checklist,” pages 65–70.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Kimball L. Garrett, Daniel D. Gibson, Marshall J. Iliff, Mark W. Lockwood. Ron Pittaway, and David A. Sibley. 2013. 24th report of the ABA Checklist Committee, 2013. Birding 45(6):30–37, plus online material “Taxonomic and nomenclatorial changes affecting the ABA Checklist,” pages 75–79.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Daniel D. Gibson, Marshall J. Iliff, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Ron Pittaway, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2011. 22nd report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2011. Birding 43(6):26–33. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2011.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Daniel D. Gibson, Marshall J. Iliff, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Ron Pittaway, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2010. 21st report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2009–2010. Birding 42(6):30–39. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2010.pdf

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Steven C. Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Bruce Mactavish, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2009. Annual report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2008–2009. Birding 41(6):38–43.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Steven C. Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Bruce Mactavish, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2008. Annual report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2007–2008. Birding 40(6):32–38.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Steven C. Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Paul E. Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Bruce Mactavish, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2007. Annual report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2007. Birding 39(6):24–31. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2007.pdf

Pranty, Bill.2007. More on the ABA Checklist Committee. Birding 39(4):22–26.

Pranty, Bill. 2007. Lurkers and deceivers [March–April 2007 photo quiz answers]. Birding 39(3):62–66.

Pranty, Bill, Jon L. Dunn, Steve Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Paul Lehman, Mark W. Lockwood, Bruce Mactavish, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2006. Annual report of the ABA Checklist Committee: 2006. Birding 38(6):20–24. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2006.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2006. Inside the ABA Checklist Committee: Who, what, and why. Birding 38(4):20–22.

Pranty, Bill. 2006. In memoriam: Richard Tompkins Paul. North American Birds 60(1):27. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v060n01/p00027-p00027.pdf

Robbins, Mark B., Steve Heinl, Andrew W. Kratter, Greg Lasley, Paul Lehman, Bruce Mactavish, Bill Pranty, and Kevin J. Zimmer. 2006. 2005 ABA Checklist Report. Birding 38(1):22–25. https://www.aba.org/themencode-pdf-viewer/?file=https://www.aba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ccr2005.pdf

Pranty, Bill. 2004. State of the Region [Florida birds conservation summary]. North American Birds 58(4):517–518. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v058n04/p00515-p00518.pdf

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