[Tweeters] I quit

Joel Haas haas.joel at mindspring.com
Sat Sep 13 22:45:34 PDT 2014


Good for you! I sympathize. But please stay on Tweeters. I enjoy your

Joel E. Haas
Redmond, WA


On 9/13/2014 10:38 PM, Pete Fahey wrote:


> Hi Folks:


> Today, Officially I am resigning from both Tweeters and e-bird! In

> the past, I have reported birds, and on at least two occasions, they

> have been rejected by a group of individuals who have neither the

> courage or Intellectual honesty to pursue the truth. I reported a

> Cassin's Auklet in the spring seen from the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal,

> but it was never accepted by the "powers that be" in e-bird. I again

> reported it when those same "POWERS" asked for a Spring report for

> "American Birds." It did not appear there either. I am not an

> expert as these folks purport to be, but I am not given to given to

> false reporting. I make mistakes; anyone who birds makes mistakes.

> But when I do report a bird, there is a very reasonable certainty that

> I am correct. I have been birding for forty years and have never lied

> to anyone, and am bewildered that no one ever even bother to call or

> e-mail to question me about my sighting. If e-bird is going to be

> worth anything to anybody, the reviewers at least ought to have the

> decency to question reporters to verify the legitimacy of the bird.


> Pete Fahey


> Snoqualmie, WA




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