[Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters

janine at northbeachlandscapes.com janine at northbeachlandscapes.com
Wed Mar 17 16:12:47 PDT 2021

Much appreciated. My house borders Fort Worden State Park, but I didn't know about the kittiwake until your posting, and now many others have seen it as well.

Janine Anderson
janine at northbeachlandscapes.com
Port Townsend, WA

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From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Dennis Paulson
Sent: March 17, 2021 2:55 PM
To: TWEETERS tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird vs tweeters

Hello, tweets.

I’m amazed by the number of people who have written me and thanked me for posting about the Black-legged Kittiwake in Port Townsend. I looked on eBird and discovered that a number of people had seen the bird earlier in March, but apparently didn’t post it on tweeters. That sparked a thought.

Please remember that posting a rarity or sem-rarity, in other words a bird that others would very much like to see, on eBird doesn’t mean that you’re sharing it with your local birding community. Lots of people aren’t on eBird.


Dennis Paulson
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