Date: 11/27/18 9:31 am From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: eBird Report - Mayo Lake--High Plains Rd., Dec 3, 2014
Well, it looks like the North Carolina Bird Records Committee is going to get a Barrow's Goldeneye report to vote on after all. As 2 of them -- a pair -- were reported on eBird way back in December 2014, on an NC lake, I see no other option than taking a vote on the information presented in the eBird report, unless the observer provides more details (4 years after the fact). I am on the NC BRC, but am not a voting member; and thus I feel like this is a matter than needs to have some conclusion.
Note that the recent Fort Fisher "Barrow's" Goldeneye was not rejected by the Birding Police. It has been rejected by the Avian Supreme Court (which is, of course, a euphemism for the first term).
Also note that this species is not on either the North Carolina or the South Carolina bird lists, and thus the bar is set quite high for acceptance of any reports -- especially sight reports.
Harry LeGrand Raleigh
On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:27 AM g57462 <carolinabirds...> wrote: