Date: 3/17/21 2:58 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters
Hello, tweets.

I’m amazed by the number of people who have written me and thanked me for posting about the Black-legged Kittiwake in Port Townsend. I looked on eBird and discovered that a number of people had seen the bird earlier in March, but apparently didn’t post it on tweeters. That sparked a thought.

Please remember that posting a rarity or sem-rarity, in other words a bird that others would very much like to see, on eBird doesn’t mean that you’re sharing it with your local birding community. Lots of people aren’t on eBird.

Thanks.

Dennis Paulson
Seattle
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