Date: 7/30/20 1:50 pm
From: Roger Freeman <freemanbecard...>
Subject: [obol] Re: ebird and extended trips
Good question. This would also relate to yard or patch birding where say a
24 or 48 hour time period was used with intermittent intensity.
Roger

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 1:09 PM <jonathan...> wrote:

> Hi all… Not sure if it’s OK to post general ebird questions here, but
> thought this group might have some advice/opinions.
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> What is the standard best practice for reporting casual sightings from a
> location where you’re ‘out all day’ and observe a handful of species
> throughout the day? I checked/googled e-bird for advice on this topic, but
> couldn’t find a clear answer.
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> An example is most recent post – spotted a few woodpeckers (and various
> other species) over the course of 3 days of hiking. But this doesn’t have
> to be a backpacking trip necessarily. Do I…
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> 1 - Do a number of individual posts of these individual birds – so 20
> minute length with the particular bird, and any others that happen to be
> around then? If so, how much time is appropriate? E-bird says they prefer
> reports over shorter time periods. But, wouldn’t that skew the results if
> you only make a report when something notable makes an appearance?
>
> 2- Do a single trip report that spans numerous days?
>
> 3- Do a trip report “each day”
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> For each of the last two, that’s a lot to keep track of… and especially if
> you’re moving around a lot. Any other suggestions?
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> On this particular trip, there weren’t a ton of birds in general, but the
> few that made an appearance were notable (at least to me), I’d like to have
> a record of them, but not sure the best approach.
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> -Jonathan
>

 
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