Much appreciated. My house borders Fort Worden State Park, but I didn't know about the kittiwake until your posting, and now many others have seen it as well.
Port Townsend, WA
From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> On Behalf Of Dennis Paulson
Sent: March 17, 2021 2:55 PM
To: TWEETERS tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters
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.