[CT Birds] Fwd: Re: How did the Stonington eBird report get Approved?

Aidan Kiley eezambo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 08:17:59 EDT 2015

Aidan Kiley
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From: "Aidan Kiley" <eezambo at gmail.com>
Date: Jun 26, 2015 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How did the Stonington eBird report get Approved?
To: "Tim Antanaitis" <timant123 at yahoo.com>

I saw that checklist yesterday and knew it was suspicious.  There is no way
those were really there.  How did they get confirmed without those being on
the CT rare bird alert?  Are those species on the map?    There must be
something wrong.  Greg needs to know. Maybe the rarities just slipped the

On Jun 26, 2015 8:09 AM, "Tim Antanaitis via CTBirds" <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> There was a Stonington report from yesterday that was Approved in eBird.
> Just for fun, I selected the location and date of 6/25/15 and the following
> species (that were approved) showed up only by selecting "Show Rare
> Species" -- 2 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), 1 Sandhill Crane, 2
> Red-necked Grebe, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, 1 Wilson's Warbler, 2
> White-crowned Sparrow, 1 Wilson's Snipe, 2 Lesser Scaup, and 2 Northern
> Shoveler.  Actually, to select Red-shafted Flicker, I needed to hit "Add
> Species" and type it in and then select it.
> This report would be the best CT June report of all time.  For example,
> this would be the first Red-shafted Flicker in CT and the first
> Orange-crowned Warbler seen in CT in June (according to eBird).  So my
> question is, how was this report approved in eBird?  It seems like other
> reports (that are nowhere close to being as questionable as this report is)
> don't get approved.  Can someone look into this.  Some birders may waste
> their time trying to find species that aren't there.
> Tim AntanaitisMiddletown
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