[Tweeters] Mandarin Duck - Please Go Away
dennispaulson at comcast.net
Sat Feb 19 13:42:43 PST 2022
Here’s a different sort of question. Why are Rock Pigeons reported with some regularity from different parts of Washington on eBird’s rare bird alert? And this species is not the only one that makes me think that the “rare bird” algorithm needs some tweaking.
> On Feb 19, 2022, at 1:34 PM, HAL MICHAEL <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Ebird allows you to put whatever you want on your list. I have reported Barnacle Goose, for example. It's provenance is debated so it is not reported publicly but it is on my personal list as a "possible escapee".
> same with Red Junglefowl (domestic). I am sure they are establishing in many places but "countable" in few.
> Hal Michael
> Board of Directors, Ecologists Without Borders <http://ecowb.org/>
> Olympia WA
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> ucd880 at comcast.net
>> On 02/19/2022 12:09 PM Molly Cvetovac <mollycvetovac at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have not put it on my checklists for that reason, although it is kind of nice to record everything you see, escaped or otherwise. Thinking of keeping an off eBird list for that purpose.
>> My question is though, how do I sign up for alerts about a specific species? I have been unable to figure this out.
>> On Sat, Feb 19, 2022 at 11:55 AM HAL MICHAEL <ucd880 at comcast.net <mailto:ucd880 at comcast.net>> wrote:
>> It is established in at least California. I haven't searched for it but how sure are folks that it is an escapee and not a wanderer from down South?
>> Hal Michael
>> Board of Directors,Ecologists Without Borders (http://ecowb.org/ <http://ecowb.org/>)
>> Olympia WA
>> 360-791-7702 (C)
>> ucd880 at comcast.net <mailto:ucd880 at comcast.net>
>> > On 02/19/2022 11:44 AM Carol Riddell <cariddellwa at gmail.com <mailto: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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