Date: 6/25/19 5:36 pm
From: Jason A. Crotty <jasonacrotty...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Comments on Western YB Cuckoo delisting proposal -- request to eBird reviewers

It certainly makes sense to include something about eBird data in the
comments, though I have not confirmed that none of the existing comments
address that issue. However, the Center for Biological Diversity submitted
a 120-page comment that addresses the issue of scientific data more
generally, and addresses the "distinct population segment" (DPS) issue as
well. The comment is here:

There are also comments by the National Audubon Society and the American
Bird Conservancy.

All of the comments (there are 37) are here:

For those who don't know what a "DPS" is, I addressed that issue below, as
to the alleged Sonora Desert population of Bald Eagle.

As to birds, I had a Rufous Hummingbird at my inner NE Portland feeder
today, a fairly rare occurrence.

Jason Crotty

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 5:15 PM <clearwater...> wrote:

> Good comments, Jerry,
> I've responded privately at more length.
> But for now -- and since the clock is ticking -- I want to keep the ball
> in the court of eBird reviewers, who are in position to give comments based
> on their position.
> I also just forwarded my comments to Brian Sullivan with a request that he
> and/or his team comment publicly on the way that these anti-conservation
> interests have made use of eBird checklists.
> Joel Geier

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