The linked checklist is still the Jan 2015 version I think.
I might be doing something wrong though.
On 21 July 2015 at 10:21, John Harris <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> hopefully I'm not the only one that's not keeping up..... My life list is
> growing but I'm still trying to work out how many armchair ticks I have
> Thanks to all concerned for the hard work in compiling these lists. If
> you've got spare time before the next update, would you like to have a go
> at mine?? ☺☺
> *Yours in all things* "*GREEN"*
> *John Harris BASc, GDipEd*
> *Croydon, Vic*
> *Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty Ltd*
> *Principal **Zoologist/**Ecologist*
> *Nature Photographer*
> *Wildlife Guide*
> *Past President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria*
> *(www.fncv.org.au <http://www.fncv.org.au/>)*
> On 21 July 2015 at 07:27, David James via Birding-Aus <
> > wrote:
> > BARC Checklist v2015Jul is released (21 Jul 2015)
> > Greetings birders,
> > A new version of the BARC Australian Checklist v2015Jul is now available
> > (30 January 2015) via a link at Tony Palliser’s web site. It is
> > downloadable as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
> > (BARC_Australian_Checklist_v2015Jul.xls). The website address is:
> > http://www.tonypalliser.com/barc/barc-home.html
> > Updated versions of the Unsubstantiated List, the BARC Review List and
> > Index of BARC cases (with hyperlinks to case summaries) are also
> > However, these have now been moved to the Rarities Committee page on the
> > Birdlife Australia site at:
> > http://birdlife.org.au/conservation/science/rarities-committee
> > Like previous versions, this Checklist is intended to follow the IOC
> > Bird Names checklist to the letter, in terms of species taxonomy,
> > scientific and English names, spelling and sequence. As with previous
> > versions, subspecies are not included. Usually, there are no intended
> > deviations from the IOC list (other than abbreviating it to species and
> > Australia) and there are no novel taxonomic opinions expressed by BARC in
> > that regard. However, in this edition, there is one deviation, the
> > continued inclusion of the extinct Norfolk Ground Dove Gallicolumba
> > norfolciensis on the BARC Checklist. This upgrade includes changes to the
> > IOC list up to 26 April 2015 (Gill, F & D Donsker 2015; IOC World Bird
> > v 5.2; http://www.worldbirdnames.org/).
> > If you download the spreadsheet you will find two worksheets. One
> > worksheet is the full v2015Jul. The second worksheet is an upgrade tool
> > those who are already using the BARC Checklist (v2015Jan) and would
> > to modify their personalised lists rather than start with a blank
> > again. It contains a set of instructions for converting the old BARC
> > Checklist v2015Jan to this new v2015Jul. Upgrading involves inserting
> > new species (two splits by the IOC and a new species accepted by BARC),
> > splitting one family into two, and updating or correcting a few species
> > names. The upgrade worksheet will also allow users to identify the
> > that have been made in v2015Jul.
> > These changes bring the total Australian list to 931 confirmed species,
> > of which are extinct or extirpated.
> > Summary of changes:
> > One species new for Australia has been accepted by BARC since v2014Jul
> > (Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo).
> > The IOC has split two species since v2015Jan was released (Naretha
> > Bluebonnet and Copperback Quail-thrush).
> > The storm petrels are split into two families, Oceanitidae and
> > Hydrobatidae. The former move to the beginning of the Procellariiformes
> > sequence.
> > Name changes caused by splits affect two species (Purple Swamphen becomes
> > Australasian Swamphen and Bluebonnet becomes Eastern Bluebonnet).
> > One minor name change (Coconut Lorikeet) and a split of the extinct
> > Cyanoramphus parrots that have been updated previously were nevertheless
> > missing from the full v2015Jan and some users may need to make this
> > upgrade.
> > The IOC World Bird List site contains more information about the open
> > processes, dynamic revisions and cooperative approach of the IOC
> > system. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
> > The BARC Australian Checklist v1 was first released in November 2011 and
> > this current version is the 5th update.
> > Thanks are due to Tony Palliser and Nikolas Hass for assistance with this
> > update.
> > Good birding to you all,
> > David James Cheers,
> > David James
> > Sydney
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