[CT Birds] Reminder on posts and eBird

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Mon May 2 10:54:42 EDT 2016

Hey folks - just a reminder that when you post to this list serv it is 
essentially for recreational birding and entertainment. While that's 
great, your sightings are not recorded by anyone in any official 
capacity for conservation via CT Birds. That is why you should please 
use eBird (http://www.ebird.org) for any and all bird sightings that you 
have whether they be Rusty Blackbirds, a trip to an IBA, a group bird 
walk tally, or the cool things you want to share from your backyard. 
This global data is stored in a secured database to be used by thousands 
of scientists, non-profits and schools for all-time.

We've said this a number of times over the last decade, but posting 
things only here (or Facebook etc.) allows them to fall into the void. 
These emails drift into our inboxes and that's it. The collective "we" 
really need all of the citizen scientist help we can get, and that can 
only happen by participating in projects that contribute data and 
information to help protect our birds and their habitats, or at the very 
least entering data into eBird on your own time whenever you can. 
Besides, eBird is a great tool to better enjoy your birding - learning 
about what is to be expected and where, how populations change over time 
and seasons, the best spot to find that one species you cannot wait to 
see, tracking your yard count of birds, and so on.

As enjoyable as it is to see and share all these birds people do 
consider how you can help them to survive, and eBird is one way to do so 
that is free, easy and very beneficial to you.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
www.rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
Celebrating Wild America

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