Date: 12/24/18 7:42 am From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> Subject: [wisb] Re: list of WI birds on wikipedia
Peter: I also have a lifer wish list. Unfortunately it includes over 5,000 species. If I could afford to go all of the places I would like to I could find a good percentage of them. I keep telling people that with my ideas and your money, I could go places, but while that may have a nice ring to it I have not been able to sell anyone on this idea.
Overall, the only bird lists I tend to keep are my backyard bird list, checklists from my travels, and a total life list. I have been using Birder's Diary for my records since ebird did not exist when I began traveling and still does not exist for many remote places, but this keeps expanding and works well for those just starting a life list.
Hope you find a lot of the birds that you put on that list.
On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...> wrote:
> Hi all, > thanks for the info. If it's a new arrival, maybe it should be marked with > an "(A)" just to be safe? Right now it looks like it is as regular as > the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. By the way, I'm creating myself a "lifer > wish list" for 2019 😸 > Peter > On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 5:11 PM Jeff Rusinow <jrusinow...> wrote: > > > Dr. Hinow (Peter): > > > > You can imagine my shock when the Buff-Bellied Hummingbird showed up at > > our feeder on our property on Lake Michigan in Grafton on June 17, 2017! > > You can see the photos I took of the bird on eBird: > > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S37698388. I got the word out within > > the hour on this listserv, and one other local birder was able to see the > > bird before it no longer re-appeared; it’s also recorded on eBird. You > may > > or may not be familiar with the process of a rare bird getting ‘posted’ > on > > eBird in Wisconsin (it just doesn’t show up the day you post it), much > less > > the thorough process of it getting ‘accepted’ as a new species in the > state. > > > > Unusual sightings, while seemingly ‘dubious’, show up regularly in the > > United States. You can track NARBA to learn more about this. For > example, > > I just travelled to Portland, Maine last week to see the Great Black Hawk > > that has been eating squirrels in a park. This sighting raised my life > > list of birds identified in the ABA Area (U.S. & Canada) to 815 species. > > > > Happy Holidays. > > > > Jeff > > > > > > Jeff Rusinow > > jeffrusinow.com <http://www.jeffrusinow.com>; Twitter@jrusinow > > <https://twitter.com/jrusinow>; Linkedin > > <https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id > 070146&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic> > > ; Tumblr <http://jeffrusinow.com> > > cell: 414-975-0369 > > > > Board Member Non-Profits: > > Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters > > <http://www.conservationvoters.org> > > > > On Dec 22, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...> wrote: > > > > Hello, > > does anybody know who maintains the "List of birds of Wisconsin" on > > wikipedia? > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Wisconsin > > It lists there the Buff-bellied hummingbird, *Amazilia yucatanensis*, > whose > > range surrounds the Gulf of Mexico. Sounds a bit dubious to me. > > > > Happy holidays, > > Peter Hinow, Milwaukee > > > > > > #################### > > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin > > Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > > > > > > > > > > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin > Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > > >