[Tweeters] Flame Colored Tanager in Kitsap County

jstewart at olympus.net jstewart at olympus.net
Wed Mar 17 18:32:05 PDT 2021

Well, that clarified everything.

Jan Stewart

922 E Spruce Street

Sequim, WA 98382-3518

jstewart at olympus.net

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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Flame Colored Tanager in Kitsap County

My guideline is that if the observer does not have an appreciation that the species is rare and explains why it is the rare species and not a similar or more common one, it is unlikely to be the rarity...not impossible but highly unlikely. An increasing number of erroneous ID's are related to online identification programs that should include a geographical interface that would add something like "very unlikely at this time and place". All that said, we all learn through errors and birders should be encouraged to consider the rareness but not discouraged to try to ID all they see. A friend stated it this way: "Sometimes you have to speculate to accumulate."

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On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 6:12 PM, Roger Moyer

<rogermoyer1 at hotmail.com <mailto:rogermoyer1 at hotmail.com> > wrote:

Ebird list a pair of Flame Colored Tanagers n Kitsap County. Is this a valid sightinh?

Roger Moyer

Chehalis, WA

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