Date: 8/1/20 3:13 pm
From: Jim Rowoth <rowoth...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Request from your SJ Co eBird reviewer
San Joaquin Co eBirder:

As eBird reviewer for this county, I see all sorts of reports coming into my mailbox. I try to at least give a cursory review to every report, regardless how short or seemingly inconsequential. (Not required, but this is how I have chosen to do it.) As you might imagine, the number of lists has increased due to the pandemic—which I think is terrific! However, I recognize that each one of us could certainly improve the way we prepare and submit our lists—myself included.

Here’s my plea: Please watch the FREE eBird Essential Course, available in the HELP section. I know it asks, “New to eBird?” but I am currently taking this FREE course and learning a thing or myself as well as confirming what I already thought. You can skip lessons or take them out of sequence or set it aside for a week or month and come back to it later. What better time to do this than now during the pandemic?

Jim


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