Date: 1/10/19 11:41 am From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] Name Hotspots after Rare Birds? Lincoln Co. eBird: Magnolia W. at Ona Beach SP on 1/6--Yes; B&W W. at Beaver Cr. on 1/5--Yes. No--Catbird at "Catbird" Hotspot.
I think it can become confusing to name a Hotspot after a rare species once reported there.
The Lincoln Co. Rare eBird Alert page ( https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN39373) indicates the latest Magnolia Warbler report is for 1/6 at Ona Beach SP (see below), and, as I posted to OBOL & LCBNO before (see below my signature), the latest Black-and-white Warbler was sighted on 1/5 at the "stakeout *Gray Catbird*, Beaver Creek Rd. (2018)." There is no report of a Gray Catbird in the past week at the eBird Alert site, and there is also no eBird report of a Gray Catbird in Lincoln Co. since 7/18/2018 ( https://ebird.org/region/US-OR-041/media?yr=all&m=#grycat).
While it can be convenient at the time to name a Hotspot after a rare species found there, it can later lead to confusion between eBird reports of the species and reports of the name of the Hotspot. I think this probably happened in Harry Nehls' posting to OBOL today ("RBA: Portland, OR 1-10-19): "The Ona Beach State Park *Black-and-white Warbler, *the *Magnolia Warbler *and the nearby *Catbird *continue to be reported." The Catbird Hotspot was recently reported, but not a Catbird.
Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon. ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Date: Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM Subject: Lincoln Co. eBird Black-and-White Warbler at Beaver Cr. on 1/5 To: Oregon Birders OnLine <obol...>, Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing <LCBNO...>