[Tweeters] New E Bird Category- "Sensitve Species"

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 07:41:43 PST 2017


That is great news! Thanks for sharing it.


I hope it will help to change the behavior of those who have given me and
others flack for following eBird's recommendations for care in reporting
sensitive species. That's long overdue.

Here's the list of species as it stands now:


Next: Let's work toward getting something similar in effect for tagging
eBird sighting locations -- so we can maybe follow a link to a Wiki style
page for sensitive and private and Native sites to learn about access
restrictions, dangers, and other considerations, even having a
lost-and-found component. That could help reduce and solve problems and
reduce the claims of ignorance long used by some listers to excuse
inappropriate and illegal access, which could help us from loosing access
to even more places. There are lots of great possibilities.

Could someone please forward this to BirdYak (a Yakima County listserv on
Yahoo)? I'm still blocked from posting there, in retaliation for my efforts
to call out unethical birding.

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, Yakima County, WA

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Keith Carlson <kec201814 at cableone.net>

> I was curious as to why the Gyrfalcon reported on E Bird yesterday did not

> appear on the Washington Alert List.

> E Bird has new category, "Sensitive", which is designed to protect

> vulnerable species.

> The Gyr is such a species.


> Please follow the guidelines for "Sensitive Species" in reporting any Gyr

> sightings.


> Feel free to contact me for any sighting info, as I tend to try keep track

> of this wonderful bird in our SE Washington/ North Central Idaho area.


> I will continue to post any observations on Inland NW birder and Flickr,

> but will keep locations vague in accordance with the new guidelines


> Keith E Carlson

> Lewiston







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