Date: 5/3/19 6:41 am
From: Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
This thread is no longer productive. No more replies please.

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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