Date: 1/4/19 7:28 pm
From: Evan Graff <egraff89...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Mandarin Duck - Question
Hi All,
So with the understanding that Mandarin Duck sightings are pretty much (or, always) considered escapees, this posting today got me wondering... What sort of evidence would be needed for an ABA sighting of a Mandarin Duck to be accepted? Or more specifically, how about a lower 48 record? To put it differently, is there ANY evidence that could be submitted to get the record accepted? What would it take? Or is it simply impossible for a Mandarin Duck to be deemed "acceptable" in the foreseeable future due to the high chance of these birds being escapees?
Either way, it's a cool sighting - thank you to Susan for posting.
Best,Evan GraffChicago

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