Date: 5/30/19 4:11 pm From: Barry Blust <barryblust...> Subject: Re: Dickcissel - Berks county
I’m responding to the list since others may find this information useful as well.
I am no ebird expert but I believe I can explain why the search you describe fails to show your Dickcissel report. It was likely flagged as a rare bird when you entered it and thus requires a reviewer to confirm that the identification is correct. Although ebird “Rare bird alerts“ will show these unconfirmed reports (with a caveat at the top indicating that some of them may not be confirmed) they will not show up on searches in eBird until they are confirmed.
If I have misspoken I ask that somebody who knows eBird better than I do please correct me.
Barry E. Blust
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
-- John Muir
> On May 30, 2019, at 5:55 PM, John Good <00000101cb5f2433-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> I listened to (for quite an enjoyable long time) and photographed a singing
> male Dickcissel on Kunkle Road, Berks county today (5/30). GPS=40.5480,
> -075.7144. Observation (with photo) will probably appear in the eBird "PA
> rare bird alert" email tomorrow, but undoubtedly will not show up in a
> general search on eBird for Dickcissel in PA, current year. Go figure. If
> you search hotspot=Rodale Experimental Farm, you can find the documentation.
> John Good
> Lehigh Co.