Date: 5/12/19 2:18 pm From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
When a location is on a border, e.g. Washington Monument SPs monument observation tower, I think it would be more appropriate to report all birds from a single county for an eBird checklist. That would best be taken out of the hands of the individual making the report. It would then be understood that birds may have been in one or the other county when seen. The danger of not taking this approach, as someone mentioned, is for a single bird to be double counted by some observers.
However, that thinking doesn't seem to have been considered as there are Hotspots for the park for both counties.