[CT Birds] CTBirds Posting Rules

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 7 15:23:25 EST 2012

The COA Board is looking into reviewing the posting rules for CTBirds, and John Marshall and myself are on the committee to review the rules, and assess the current functioning of CTBirds and the CT Rare Bird daily listserv.

If anyone would like to suggest changes to the rules, offer suggestions for new rules, or would like to share their thoughts in general about CTBirds and the Rare Bird list, then please send them directly to me and not to this listserv.

I look forwarding to hearing from you.

Sara Zagorski
COA Board Member

--- On Tue, 11/6/12, Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net> wrote:

From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo White Pelican, Crossbills
To: "CT BIRDS" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Cc: "Jerry Connolly" <birdshop at sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 10:41 PM


Regardless of how you or anyone else feels, the rules for CTBirds are
quite clear.  Posting the location of day-roosting owls, including
saw-whet and barred is FORBIDDEN.  See the fourth point under A Few
Rules on the sign-up page

* Some birds should not be posted for the good of the bird. This
includes day-roosting owls - Eastern Screech, Great Horned, Barred,
Barn, Long-eared and Northern Saw-whet. It also includes nesting
birds, particularly directions to nests.


Anyone is free to debate the rule here on the list.  Anyone who is
free to take it up with the COA board, and the board can change the
rules.  In the meantime, do not post any more of what you posted

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

On Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:37:16 -0500, you wrote:

>From Jerry Connolly and Private Bird Walk with the Ross family from Glastonbury:
>11/6/12 - Hammonasset SP -- WHITE PELICAN (leisurely floating over at
> 40ft while we stood at the beginning of Willard's trail - drifting
> southwest), 8 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS (seconds later from the same
> spot in cedars) They gave us a great look before departing west.,
> (Willard's), BARRED OWL (Willard's)
>Note: I realize that owl reports are officially forbidden to prevent
> harassment.  I agree with this policy in as far as nests are
> concerned, but disagree for sightings during migration or dispersion. 
> For many, a sighting of any owl species is cause for real excitement. 
> Reports like this one alert folks to times of owl movements (8
> Saw-Whets have been seen on Willard's in the past 4 weeks) and,
> hopefully inspire them to search suitable habitats near their own
> homes.
>How do others feel?
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