Date: 7/30/17 4:53 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
I echo Dave's comments about letting your 'next of kin' know what's important to you so it can go to someone who cares after we go that big Bird Sanctuary in the Sky! I am also an advocate for iNaturalist for all your other nature sightings. It is a huge international community and a wonderful way to confirm your sightings of animals and plants. I've been doing a lot of insect ID recently and they have many solid Entomology folks confirming and/or correcting my ID's. Many of our Park naturalists use this site. iNaturalist.org


Matt Valencic


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dave Horn
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:07 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list

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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