[CT Birds] On This Day (10/7)

David F Provencher david.f.provencher at dom.com
Wed Oct 7 11:01:14 EDT 2009

E.J. your right in your assumption. The records Dennis is working from are more than just the official CT State list maintained by the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut or the published reports of the ARCC. The official list of species accepted as having occurred in CT is based upon acceptable documentation being created and presented to ARCC (formerly CRRC). Many reported occurrences of species in CT are never documented beyond word of mouth. Many historical records were supported by specimens but even here the record is unacceptable if the specimen has no supporting evidence or vague, questionable provenance. There have been a number of species reported by Dennis that do not show up in the official state list. That is not a bad thing and in fact I find it a very good thing. Some of the reported occurrences will simply be wrong and others will simply have lacked convincing evidence. I find all of them interesting and once again laud Dennis for doing this for us.

Dave Provencher
Naturally New England<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>

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