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Date: 9/8/19 10:14 am
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...> Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Request with regards to your Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) observation in eBird
More on the ani’s location from Jason below.
Kathy Mihm Dunning
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From: Jason Bidgood <jbidgood...>
Date: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 10:50
Subject: Re: Request with regards to your Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga
sulcirostris) observation in eBird
To: <mihmdunning...> <mihmdunning...>
The Ani Was spotted about 100 to 200 yards upstream of Smith Road along
Sand Creek. I was walking on the sand creek Greenway Trail when I saw it.
The closest parking is along Xanthia Street at Smith Road along the RK
mechanical property. It’s not a heavily trafficked area, especially on
weekends. After parking walk over Sand Creek on Smith Road to a trail that
connects to the paved pathway. I’ll send a screenshot of a map in a
separate email. I Wouldn’t be able to post to CO birds Anytime soon so
please do that if you would like.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 8, 2019, at 10:29 AM, Kathy Mihm Dunning via eBird <
> Dear Jason B Bidgood,
> I am a volunteer regional data reviewer for eBird. My goal is to keep up
with data submissions and try to ensure the accuracy of reports of rare and
unusual species, as well as unusually high counts of common species.
> AMAZING FIND!
> I am hoping you can provide guidance as to the bird’s location as well as
where to park to COBirds.
> If you don’t do COBirds, I can post whatever you can provide me.
> Kathy Mihm Dunning
> Denver (on the road from Limon)
> Can you please provide additional details on the following observation?
It is unusual either because it is a species that does not normally occur
in this region on this date, or the count you've reported is above expected
levels of occurrence. To add these details to your observation click on the
checklist link below.
> Species: Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
> Count: 1
> Observation date: Sep 8, 2019
> Location: Sand Creek--Westerly Creek to Smith Rd, Denverj, US-CO
> Submission ID: S59607115
> In your description, it is often very helpful to include how similar
species were eliminated. If you saw and remember relevant field marks
please take note of those and tell me about them. If you identified the
bird by voice, a description of this is often helpful. The best supporting
evidence for any bird record is a photograph, which you can simply attach
in an email response to me, or embed directly into your eBird checklist
for details on that process). If you do embed a photo, please drop me a
note to let me know that you did.
> If you were not sure about the identification, please let me know.
Without sufficient supporting details, the sighting will be left as
unconfirmed and therefore not included in the output for scientific
analysis, but your personal records and lists will be kept intact. If you
do wish to edit the observation, you can do so from the checklist link
above (just click 'edit species' on that page and change it as needed).
> We strive for a high level of data quality at eBird not only because
eBird is a scientific database, but also because we want to provide the
best resources for the birding community. Birders use eBird every day to
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> Thanks for your understanding and for any help that you can provide. And
most importantly, thank you for using eBird. Your participation is valued,
and the observations you submit are an important part of helping us better
understand birds and biodiversity in your area and around the world.
> Kathy Mihm Dunning
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