For instance the second confirmed Lesser Black-backed Gull for Oregon was well photographed at the Marine Science Center at Yaquina Bay in September. It appeared on Obol a month later. This was well into the list,'s 2nd decade. The single out of state birder was the only one to see that gull.
On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 7:49 PM Mike Patterson <celata...> wrote:
> Here on the North Coast many, if not most of the rare stuff going to > ebird only is coming from out-of-state birders who may not even > be aware that OBOL exists. > > Many of these alerts turn out to be misidentifications, so I don't > rebroadcast them unless they are confirmed by photo, relocated, or > unlikely to have been mistaken for something more likely. > > Those of you who think your missing out need not worry too much. It's > a modern artifact of eBird that we get to hear about these things at > all. There was a time, back in the day, when, if we heard from > out-of-state drive-by birders, it was WEEKS after the fact. > > -- > Mike Patterson > Astoria, OR > Bald Eagles - a gateway bird > http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3709 > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >