The checklist was logged “incidental", and the time of observation listed as a few minutes shy of midnight.
The time of observation noted, coupled with the fact that there were no supportive field notes other than “flyby" included for the observation, suggests that the observer is not familiar with how eBird works, and most especially, the rarity-level of Fulvous Whistling Duck in Pennsylvania.
Regional reviewers will follow-up with the observer, and if there’s any additional information that supports the observation in any way, it will be shared with the birding community.
> On Nov 4, 2019, at 7:50 AM, Franklin Haas <fhaasbirds...> wrote:
> Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Westmoreland County) showed up on my eBird alert
> Does anyone know anything about this?
> When I went to eBird, I could not find any sighting for PA.
> Frank Haas
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