Date: 1/11/18 5:06 pm
From: Henry Armknecht <whatabirder...>
Subject: Re: Documenting unusual records in eBird
"Thorough documentation enables users (e.g. researchers, field ornithologists,
birders) from in-state or out-of-state, who are not familiar with the local birding scene to decide for themselves what sightings are credible and which ones aren't"

Except that e-bird filters and reviewers are taking that decision out of the hands of the majority of potential users of the data. Why not leave the flags in place, but stop hiding the sightings from the majority of users of the data?

Henry A
Hays


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