Apparently it is an intentional policy of ebird not to provide email addresses of posters.
I think this is a TERRIBLE policy. On several occasions I have wanted to contact the poster about a reported bird. The policy should be changed to display email address as the default. If someone wants to hide theirs, OK, that could be an option. And, yes, of course I would display mine, just as I am doing now. Evidently some people think that listserves like this one are obsolete, in favor of ebird. Without the ability to contact the poster of a record, I think ebird is far less useful than a listserve. Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --