Date: 2/17/17 6:08 am
From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Great Backyard Bird Count starts today - expect some eBird alerts/rarities
As some of you may know, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) starts today
(Feb 17th) and goes through Monday (Feb 20th). Folks that participate in
this event include some less experienced birdwatchers and their sightings
go into eBird. Thus, we often get a rise in unusual reports/alerts in
eBird on GBBC weekend every year and I expect this year to be no
different. You may want to take this into account when you get alerts or
see unusual birds reported the next few days. I wouldn't get overly
excited about a lot of sightings until you see they are confirmed by an
eBird reviewer.
--
Eric Carpenter
Austin


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