Date: 6/7/19 4:27 pm
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Rare bird alerts
Mike, if you schedule a state-wide ebird rare bird alert and set the
frequency at one day, there will be only one message a day that lists all
the county rare bird alerts for each country. It is similar to a digest
message from obol and there is a table of contents at the beginning...

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 13:45 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
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> Mike Patterson
> Astoria, OR
> Bald Eagles - a gateway bird
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