When I first saw one of these lists I thought someone was playing games, and I got annoyed. But after seeing several lists from different observers listing birds from various parts of the world but nominally all observed in Stewart Park, it is clear to me that all these lists are mislabeled due to the same innocent error which more likely due to some glitch in the system than to something the observer has done. Until the folks at eBird figure out why this happens and fix the problem, I see no point in getting mad. Instead, it’s fun to try to figure out where in the world the list was actually made, based on the ranges of the different species. I recognized several bird names from Costa Rica on one list, and by going back to the list after the location was corrected, I found out I was correct. We should get prizes for how close our guesses are.
- - Dave Nutter > On Jan 4, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Candace E. Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> wrote: > > sBird lists the New Zealand bird reports as originating from Stewart Park! > There were also erroneous Osprey sightings a few weeks ago. > Candace > >> On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 1:50 PM Carol Keeler <carolk...@adelphia.net> wrote: >> >> Why are we getting these weird e bird reports from Tompkins county that have >> birds that aren’t found here? It makes a mockery of e bird reports. >> Sent from my iPad >> >> -- >> >> Cayugabirds-L List Info: >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm >> >> ARCHIVES: >> 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html >> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds >> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html >> >> Please submit your observations to eBird: >> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ >> >> -- >> > > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --