Date: 2/13/18 7:22 am From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Changes to eBird during GBBC, Feb 16-19 (No sightings)
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. The GBBC leverages eBird to help track the observations. To participate, please visit the Web site below for details.
Many beginning birders will be introduced to eBird for the first time through the GBBC. For those who have been using eBird for awhile, you may see some anomalies that week. Thresholds for some common birds that may pose a potential ID problem for beginners (e.g., Downy/Hairy Woodpecker, Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk, Purple/House Finch, etc.) are purposefully set low and may prompt the observer for documentation. Please enter a quick note to the reviewer concerning the ID, your experience, etc. Reviewers would appreciate it.