Date: 3/17/21 5:46 pm
From: Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters
Agreed. It’s not uncommon recently for the first I hear of a bird to be a post saying, ‘This bird continues at the same spot as the last two days’. Or more sadly, ‘We looked for the bird reported yesterday this morning and didn’t find it.’

If people put the word out in several forms of media, it’s more likely people will get to see it before it moves on.

Louise Rutter


From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> On Behalf Of sherryandangus
Sent: 17 March 2021 16:52
To: <janine...>; 'Dennis Paulson' <dennispaulson...>; 'TWEETERS tweeters' <tweeters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters

Thank you for bring this up. I have been on Tweeters since 2001 when we moved to Sequim from Atlanta. I have the sense that over that time, I have seen fewer rare birds noted on Tweeters and personally, I have been a little slow getting up to speed on eBird. As a result, I've missed some rarities. So, ya'll, please post on both. Oh well, off to see the Inca Tern on Hawaii next week (hopefully, it sticks around).


Sherry Anderson

Sequim and Port Angeles

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From: <janine...> <mailto:<janine...>

Date: 3/17/21 4:17 PM (GMT-08:00)

To: 'Dennis Paulson' <dennispaulson...> <mailto:<dennispaulson...> >, 'TWEETERS tweeters' <tweeters...> <mailto:<tweeters...> >

Subject: Re: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters

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.

Janine Anderson
<janine...> <mailto:<janine...>
Port Townsend, WA

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From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> <mailto:<tweeters-bounces...> > On Behalf Of Dennis Paulson
Sent: March 17, 2021 2:55 PM
To: TWEETERS tweeters <tweeters...> <mailto:<tweeters...> >
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.


Dennis Paulson
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