[Tweeters] WA Birder 2013 List Reporting

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 08:30:53 PST 2014


Since the submission deadline is coming soon, can anyone offer guidance
here?

Earlier I posted to BirdYak a reminder about the Washington Birder List
Report, and wrote,

"I think it's safe to assume that the ABA listing Rules apply. The rules
include the ABA Code of Ethics, prohibiting trespassing, and for Big Day
list submissions, as Scott Downes reminded others, Big Day participants may
not solicit help from other birders during that day.

http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html"

Scott replied to BirdYak,

"In regards to the comment: "I think it's safe to assume that the
ABAlisting Rules apply." I would not make that assumption. On the
Washington
Birder website, it does say that Big Day reporting must follow the ABA Big
Day Count Rules.

However, for the regular listing the rules laid out on the site are:
1. Within the reporting area and time period when observed, and
2. Alive, wild and unrestrained when observed.

Many groups (including Ebird) use the ABA Code and listing rules as a
guideline but many do not follow all aspects of the listing rules.
Certainly the ABA Code of Ethics is a good model to strive for in birding.
Ken Knittle does subscribe to this list and I would assume he might chime
in if he requires strict adherence to the ABA listing guidelines for
non-Big Day list reports."

Thanks for your guidance,
Kevin Lucas
Yakima, WA


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:04 AM, washingtonbirder.Ken Knittle <
washingtonbirder at hotmail.com> wrote:


> A reminder: Washington Birder List Report form is available on the

> Washington Birder website: http://wabirder.com/forms.html

> We encourage all who are interested in reporting 2013 totals to submit

> their List Report to Washington Birder at: info at wabirder.com

> by January 31, 2014.

>

>

>

> Laurie Knittle

> Washington Birder http://wabirder.com/index.html

> info at wabirder.com

> Vancouver, WA

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> *Ken Knittle*

> Vancouver WA 98665

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