Following up with Mark's post on Georgia's multi-decade Senior birders, I would love to offer my assistance and work with those that have not started to input their records into eBird. It would be great to get these records into eBird, all records help paint a better picture of where birds have been distributed and where to look for them in the future. Please message me if you are interested in my help.
Wes Hatch Camp Coordinator Chattahoochee Nature Center
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 3:26 PM, Mark McShane <mcshanebirder...> wrote:
> Hi All, > > By the way, curious, I interviewed Bruce Dralle a little this afternoon, > knowing that he was very close now to having seen 400 species in our fair > state, and whom I've known for a good while. Bruce is one of many long-time > multi-decade senior Georgia birders, many of whom have been on the ground > at COP this week so far in order to see the Lark Bunting, a super major > caliber Georgia rarity. > > Bruce has an incredible Georgia birding resume to include decades of > Georgia birding and Georgia pelagic birding experience. He recently > relocated to Tennessee but still chases every bird that shows up in Georgia > that he hasn't seen here yet. Congrats Bruce on Georgia number 396! > > I bring this up not just to congratulate Bruce, but because unbeknownst to > many there is a good-sized group of elder (both in age and experience) > Georgia birders who have been birding here for maybe 20, 30, or 40 or even > more years, and whom are fairly obscure to newer Georgia birders, and who > have tons of Georgia birding experience from even before the Georgia > Birders Online (GABO-L) archives began in 1998, or way before eBird > started. Many of these folks don't have all of their amazing Georgia > birding history in eBird yet, at all, partially, or completely. Also, many > of these folks have experienced seeing 370, 380, 390, or 400 plus bird > species in Georgia as well! > > I have been birding for 11 years here now and am always amazed by their > Georgia birding experiences, tales, and stories, the contributions they've > made over the decades, and the capacities in which they have served our > birding community! > > Hats off and thanks to Georgia's Senior Birders! > > P.S. Jim Hanna, another senior Georgia birder, reports that he relocated > the Lark Bunting just before 3PM this afternoon as well, so the bird is > still continuing today per Bruce's report! > > Good Birding All! > > Mark > > Mark McShane > Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia > www.neargareport.com > > You must be a subscriber to post to GABO-L. > Instructions for subscribing (and the guidelines) are found here: > http://www.gos.org/georgia-birders-online Please read the guidelines > before posting. > > Send regular postings to <gabo-l...> > > To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to > https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=GABO-L > > To contact a listowner, send message to <GABO-L-request...> >