On another note, where does one find SSp. info that ebird is using. Of late I have notice the northern House Wren has been popping up on checklists.
On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 3:25 PM, coloradodipper via Colorado Birds < <cobirds...> wrote:
> Hi all: > > This is another plea from the Colorado eBird reviewers. If you are > tempted to use an eBird entry that has a parenthetical expression, please > do NOT use it unless you understand what that expression means. As > example, the Pueblo White-winged Crossbill has been reported to eBird under > two (so far) different subspecies entries. Since there is no definitive > proof of occurrence in the New World of Old World subspecies of > White-winged Crossbill, one might reasonably expect that the Pueblo bird is > referable to the New World subspecies. Unfortunately, much of the reason > that there is no proof of non-New World subspecies occurring in the US and > Canada is due to the fact that the species is little handled AND only an > infinitesimal number of birders actually know how to differentiate the > subspecies of White-winged Crossbill. I certainly don't, and I've been a > rabid student of subspecies ID since I got to Colorado. > > Thus, the take-home message from this entreaty is that if you do not know > how to differentiate a given subspecies, it's best if you don't report > birds to eBird to that subspecies. Additionally, even if you DO know how > to do it, views often/usually do not permit definitive differentiation. > > As with my previous missive here (on hotspot use), we Colorado eBird > reviewers thank you for NOT using subspecies entries inappropriately. By > refraining from reporting stuff to subspecies willy-nilly, you save us some > time. > > Thanks, > > Tony Leukering > currently Guymon, OK > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<160d2ba7e22-c0a-1b94...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<160d2ba7e22-c0a-1b94...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >