Date: 1/30/17 9:42 pm
From: Berner Family <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jcazberner for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Orange-cheeked Waxbills--Now Displayed in Harris County ebird
 Texbirders:
Thanks Clayton and Fred for your posts.
In 2016, Cornell sent out a minimum list of exotics that they wanted displayed in Texas to encourage observers to track them. For species beyond those on that list (like Orange-cheeked Waxbills), Cornell lets the various ebird reviewers for the various parts of  a region (in Texas it's a good sized group of people) collectively decide what species to show and what to not show (with the goal of some regional consistency). 
I agree with Fred that it's generally better to display more rather than less--however there are some who have concerns with this approach. All valid records entered are preserved in ebird regardless if they are displayed or not--but displaying encourages more people to enter sightings--as Fred points out.
 I sent a note to the Texas ebird reviewers after seeing Fred's post--the consensus received is to add Orange-cheeked Waxbill to the display in Harris County ebird. 
Thus, 61 previous Harris County Orange-cheeked Waxbill observations that were previously only stored internally in ebird database are set to be viewable--they should display by early tomorrow--and the species has also been added to the Harris County filter.
Thanks again to those who continue to submit their observations to ebird!
John BernerW. Houston
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