I get one notice a day that covers all rare birds in my specified area. Seems like a small increase in traffic for obol.
I get the notices either way, so no real issue for me. Just thought it might be an easy way for all of obol to get one more email a day with the statewide rba list.
Jack NE PDX
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> On Jun 7, 2019, at 1:45 PM, Mike Patterson <celata...> wrote: > > If you are already getting rare bird alerts, you know the downside to > this idea... > > When the Steller's Eider was in Seaside, I got 10 or 15 ebird alerts > per day over a 3 month period. Imagine an OBOL with that kind of volume > for EVERY RARE BIRD IN THE STATE... > >> On 6/7/2019 12:06, Jeffrey Tufts wrote: >> Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California already do that. >> Here's a link to today's post from Santa Barbara County. >> https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/WhctKJVRLGvjJhGDmbJQWjPvjwFLlZmgSSMPCBmHvsjJMkZdBrhTvTNtgdMbXBbsCpCBNTB >> Jeff Tufts >> Medford >> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 10:57 AM Jack Maynard <jmaynard...> <mailto:<jmaynard...>> wrote: >> Crazy idea: Couldn’t OBOL register as an eBird user and then set it >> up so the list gets a daily rare bird list from eBird? >> Sent from my iPhone >> On Jun 7, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Brodie Cass Talbott >> <brodietlewis...> <mailto:<brodietlewis...>> wrote: >>> In response to your original question, George, I would say that >>> one does not need to "use" ebird (ie submit observations) to >>> receive their automated rare bird alerts >>> (https://ebird.org/alerts - you will need to register). These >>> reports are highly customizable, allowing you to choose to receive >>> reports from specific counties, states, or countries, daily or >>> hourly. I subscribe to the statewide rarity list, which I get as a >>> once a day email that lists every county rarity across the state. >>> I would estimate that less than 5% of the birds in that report get >>> reported on obol. >>> >>> I would also say that I think in most cases that is a more >>> efficient way to deliver that information. Many obol subscribers, >>> I would guess, would prefer fewer emails about low level rarities. >>> And, as mentioned, many birders simply aren't on obol, or don't >>> feel comfortable posting here. >>> >>> eBird can never compete with the community of this forum, or the >>> breadth of knowledge of it's users, but it's hard to beat for >>> letting you know what is being seen where. Even if there are the >>> pitfalls that Mike points out. I for one never did refind that >>> ostrich at Audubon... >>> >>> Good birding, >>> Brodie >>> Portland >>> >>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 20:13 Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> >>> <mailto:<larspernorgren...>> wrote: >>> >>> 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...> <mailto:<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...> >>> <mailto:<obol...> >>> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >>> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >>> <http://www.freelists.org/archive/obol> >>> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >>> <mailto:<obol-moderators...> >>> > > -- > Mike Patterson > Astoria, OR > Bald Eagles - a gateway bird > http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3709 >