it was a shallow hole.

> On February 13, 2020 at 8:32 AM Bob Grover <rgro...@gpinet.com> wrote:
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>     As I have been known to do, I am about to dig myself a hole here. This is 
> an interesting discussion.  My only caution is that we must all recognize 
> ebird, as well as the CBC’s, and similar efforts, for what they are: lightly 
> vetted databases that are useful to academic researchers mainly due to their 
> sheer volume, which tend to mask many of the errors that inevitably creep 
> into the data.  This is the definition of Citizen Science.  Ebird isn’t 
> Science, or Nature, or any of the many highly peer-reviewed journals (and 
> even they retract research papers on occasion), and will never be.  let’s all 
> beware of the dangers of driving citizen scientists away from this great 
> endeavor.
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>     Bob Grover
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