Date: 3/16/17 9:52 am From: Wesley M. Hochachka <wmh6...> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help
No, breeding-code information is a standard part of the most widely-used pre-packaged distribution of eBird data, the eBird Basic Dataset (EBD). You can't call up this information on the eBird website, if I'm not mistaken, but then I wouldn't recommend using website output to do anything major in regard to research or management anyway. Instead, the most appropriate thing to do would be to request access (always granted, for free) to the pre-bundled data in the EBD. The EBD packages are rather large (i.e. you're not going to load it into Excel), but with some fairly basic large-data-management experience, one can pull out all of the breeding code information that's available without much effort.
From: <bounce-121340368-3494022...> [mailto:<bounce-121340368-3494022...>] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:24 PM
To: Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Cc: Joshua Snodgrass; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help
During the last NYS Breeding Bird Atlas period (2000-2005), field workers who submitted breeding records for Threatened species or species of Special Concern were subsequently asked to provide DEC with additional information (locations).
Is it true that eBird has not yet implemented data output for breeding records? If so, does this mean that a land management entity like DEC or the US Forest Service can't just consult eBird for Confirmed or Probable breeding locations of Threatened or Special Concern species that might be impacted by management, but instead has to make special requests? Do management planners routinely make such requests?
I ask this because in my area (Danby/Newfield) I've seen several recent DEC actions that look like they could easily have been modified if location information had been available.
> On Mar 15, 2017, at 11:50 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> wrote:
> Great job compiling conservation status information on these birds!