Date: 9/29/19 10:42 pm From: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Never mind -- Re: CARE Park Nashville Warbler?
Lee - I think the reason for this discrepancy is that eBird alerts include all reports of species that have been flagged as rare for the location/date of the sighting, regardless of whether the report has been reviewed and confirmed by the regional eBird reviewer.¬ But the records are added to the checklist for the hotspot only after it has been reviewed and confirmed.¬ Same, I think, for the species maps - if you looked at the species map for Nashville Warbler, Norman's record would not appear until after it had been reviewed.¬ I think Cornell treats the records this way because the purpose of the alerts is to get word about rarities out as quickly as possible, even if some bogus records are included, but accurate data is more important than speed for the hotspot lists and species maps.
If I'm wrong about this, I hope someone more familiar with the mechanics of eBird will correct me.
Glen Tepke Oakland/Santa Cruz
On 9/26/2019 8:23 AM, Lee Jaffe wrote:
This morning's eBird alert clarified the sighting described below.¬ I was confused by how eBird displays lists, with no mention of the Nashville Warbler if you "explore hotspots."¬ But looking at Norman's list via the link in the alert includes the sighting.¬ ¬ So, why would they leave out sightings when you are reviewing a list from a hotspot?¬ It certainly left me flatfooted.¬ Sorry for my confusion. Lee On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:07 AM Lee Jaffe <leejaffe54...> wrote:
After seeing the MBBirds posting Wednesday morning that a Nashville Warbler had been spotted at CARE Park, I stopped¬ by to see if I could spot it.¬ And I thought I did and got some so-so photos.¬ But checking the ebird list posted for that location today, I don't see a Nashville included. I wondered if the Nashville mentioned in MBB was "corrected" to something else, such as a Yellow-rumped.¬ On the other hand, the photos I got, noisy as they are, look pretty good for a Nashville (note the eye-ring).¬ ¬ Please take a look and let me know what you think. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33415563