[Tweeters] Mandarin Duck - Please Go Away

Doug Santoni dougsantoni at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 12:11:06 PST 2022

Carol — I appreciate your frustration about the Mandarin Duck. I was equally frustrated when the dead Ross’ Gull kept showing up on my e-bird alert list, for many days after it had been seized and eaten by a Bald Eagle. (This bird showed up in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood a few years back.)

It would be nice if you could toggle a switch in e-bird alerts to turn off uncountable, exotic birds, as well as to suppress alerts for dead birds!

Doug Santoni
Seattle, WA

> On Feb 19, 2022, at 11:44 AM, Carol Riddell <cariddellwa at gmail.com> wrote:


> If the Seattle Times Rant and Rave column were to come to Tweeters, my rant would be the Mandarin Duck. It’s an escaped bird that doesn’t belong in eBird any more than back yard chicken do. Since I subscribe to life bird alerts for King County, I have spent a year deleting email alerts about this escaped duck. It isn’t ABA countable so I’m not sure why so many people feel a need to put it in their eBird checklists. Does anyone know if there is a way to turn off eBird alerts for a specific species? There probably isn’t but thought I’d ask in case I have missed a toggle switch somewhere. Thanks.


> Carol Riddell

> Edmonds, WA

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