Date: 5/3/19 6:41 am From: Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
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Jared Fisher MDBirding Moderator
> > > > >> On 4/30/19, Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...> wrote: > >> Rick, Clive, All, > >> > >> The 'rule' on use of banding codes may be better interpreted as a very > >> strong suggestion. I don't admonish anyone for occasionally breaking > this > >> guideline, and, of course, posting hurriedly from the field about a > rarity > >> 100x trumps the 'rule' when it can be so quickly clarified by someone > else > >> if needed. I won't be changing this guideline because I believe it's > best > >> for clarity & archival/searching to avoid it's overuse. You are all > correct > >> that codes can be quickly looked up with google searches and are > available > >> in apps/books, but another issue is that people very often get banding > >> codes incorrect when trying to abbreviate a bird's name down to 4 > letters. > >> I see this all the time even among groups where people 'know' the > codes. In > >> addition to thread derailments on correctly used codes, I can easily see > >> situations where an ambiguous non-code would spawn 20+ emails wondering > >> what someone meant by BTGW, BASW, or SASP. > >> > >> Jared Fisher > >> MDBirding Moderator > >> > >
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