Date: 7/29/17 3:24 am
From: Jon <jcefus...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
> "Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your
> next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)"


Hello!

In the grand scheme of Ohio’s birding history and my own contributions, I am still 'in utero', but if folks want to be sure that their personal lists do not end up in a landfill, then I would suggest considering entering that data into eBird. Your life’s work can be something more than just a list on a notepad after you’re gone.

Something to consider.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.



> On Jul 28, 2017, at 9:06 PM, Dave Horn <davehorn43...> wrote:
>
> Hello Ohio Birders,
>
> Bill's comments on what the REAL Ohio bird list might be has me thinking
> about issues that arose several years back regarding Ohio butterfly and
> moth distribution: There are some early 19th-century records of species
> from "Ohio" for which we have no modern (post-1900) observations. Prior to
> statehood (1803) and even thereafter, a large chunk of the Northwest
> Territory was know as the "Ohio Country" an collectors may have simply put
> "Ohio" on their labels. Additionally, the early naturalists (Audubon
> included) sometimes didn't know exactly where they were. It makes for
> interesting detective work. Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your
> next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)'
>
> Bird on!
>
> Dave Horn
> Worcester, MA
> (frequent visitor to Ohio)
>
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
>> Species counts for birds depend on luck after we learn the reliable
>> locals. The OBRC Checklist had 420 species for Ohio in 2008. Since then
>> Ohio's number has grown to 432 (even taking into account the expulsion
>> of the Thayer's Gull) based on the Ohio Ornithological Society
>> determinations, which will soon be made public. It would be interesting
>> to know what Ohio's list REALLY is--not just unseen or unreported
>> species recently, but also boreal birds here doing the Ice Age, not to
>> mention birds not seen or reported since then. Those data are lost to
>> us, but who knows, we may have bananaquits.
>> --Bill Whan
>>
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