Date: 7/23/19 8:04 pm From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Request: Filling in historic eBird records for Santa Barbara county
As of recently, the eBird record of Santa Barbara County lists all bird species that have been observed in our county. Depending on who's doing the counting that's somewhere between 486 and 509 birds. Here's the eBird list in reverse chronologic order: https://ebird.org/region/US-CA-083?yr=all
What's still missing, though, are various historic records of various notable birds. As an example, the earliest eBird record for Northern Goshawk is 28 June 2009, while Lehman's "The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California" mentions several earlier records starting in the 70s (see http://www.sbcobirding.com/lehmanbosbc.html). It would be great if we could fill in these kinds of gaps in the records of eBird. Ideally we would end up with an eBird record that matches the record of Lehman.
*So, if you have an eBird account and you notice that you have a historic sighting that is missing, please go ahead and add it. *
When doing so, please note:
- Only add birds that you saw yourself, don't add sightings by others. For that we have the dedicated eBird account "SBA County Historical Records". - Incomplete lists are perfectly acceptable, but please add species comments for anything out of the ordinary so reviewers will validate your checklist.
If you have any questions about this, please post them to this group.
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