Date: 3/4/18 5:20 am From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> Subject: [texbirds] request for Winter sightings for North American Birds
Texbirders, Did you see anything really interesting this winter? Want us to mention it in North American Birds?
The winter reporting season for North American Birds (NAB) started on December 1st and ended on February 28th. This is a plea/request for observers to submit their interesting Texas sightings to us in preparation for the Texas portion of the report.
NAB is published four times a year by the American Birding Association and contains seasonal sightings/summaries for just about all regions of North America, including Canada, the US, Mexico as well as central America and some of the Caribbean islands. More information about NAB can be found at:
The winter season extends from 1 December to 28 February and we would like to receive your reports of interesting bird sightings for this period by no later than March 20th. Please send your sightings DIRECTLY TO The SUB-REGIONAL EDITOR listed below. Some of you might assume that a Texbirds post, or even an eBird submission, will be picked up by your NAB sub-regional editor, and will serve as your contribution. This is not necessarily the case. Not only is it quite easy to miss a Texbirds post or eBird submission, we do NOT always assume that sightings posted to those mediums are necessarily intended by the observer as something that can or should be published in North American Birds. Therefore, please report directly to the editor for the area of your sighting, even if it is just as a carbon-copy (cc or bcc) of a Texbirds report. Help us separate the wheat from the chaff by sending a note to the proper editor below.
Thanks to Bert Frenz, there is a listing of the Texas counties included for each of the reporting sub-regions at:
Central Texas: Eric Carpenter 4710 Canyonwood Drive, Austin, TX 78735.
Northwest Texas (Panhandle, South Plains): Anthony Hewetson 4407 36th St., Lubbock TX 79414.
Upper Texas Coast: Ron Weeks 110 Indian Warrior, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
North-central Texas: Ross Rasmussen 1325 S. Goliad St. Apt. 1302, Rockwall, TX 75087-4669.
We are encouraging everyone to join us in the process of sharing your experiences and sightings from your area. You may contribute something of lasting value; information which we may have missed without your help.