[Tweeters] Sensitive species in eBird

J Christian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 14:35:33 PST 2017

Thanks for posting the link.

The listing of Gyrfalcon raises the question of whether there is evidence
Gyr in northwestern Washington are being pursued for the falcon trade.
This is not to cast doubt on the eBird listing, it is to ask about the
level of security appropriate on other media, including idle chat with
folks in other vehicles when birding Whatcom, Skagit, & Snohomish
counties. I'd appreciate informed judgments on this. I've never observed
such suspicious behavior myself, but poachers are likely to be more
circumspect than the occasional intrusive birder or photog.

Chris Kessler

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Philip Dickinson <pdickins at gmail.com>

> Here is a link to eBird's discussion of how they will treat "sensitive

> species," including how they will appear in data outputs. They will show in

> Region Explorer and area range maps but not for specific hotspots or

> personal locations, and they will be designated "sensitive." Also, if you

> saw and reported the bird, it will show in your personal data view with a

> "sensitive" icon.


> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/sensitive-species-in-ebird/


> Phil Dickinson

> Lake Stevens


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