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Tony Leukering
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Greater Scaup: An eBird problem child
[ Click on images to see larger versions. Immature male Greater Scaup, Cape May Pt., Cape May Co., NJ; 7 January 2012. Photograph by Tony Leukering.] Greater Scaup is of regular occurrence in our two-state region, but is both over- and under-reported, due t...
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The "Show Rarities" box
As an eBird reviewer, I am continually surprised how few eBirders know about the "Show Rarities" box.  Except for those few eBirders that look only at the birds at their feeders and who never host (knowingly or otherwise) a local rarity at those feeders, al...
The "Show Rarities" box
The "Show Rarities" box
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The new "Change Species" button
For most of eBird's history, if one made a mistake and entered data in the wrong entry, to fix it, one needed to put all of the relevant information (number of individuals and any data on age/sex, etc.) into the intended entry and then delete the mistaken e...
The new "Change Species" button
The new "Change Species" button
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eBird basics: The species comments box
For every entry that one makes in eBird, one has the option to provide comments.  Each species, subspecies, and undetermined entry has a comments box that is accessed by clicking on the "Add Details" button to the right of the species (or subspecies or unde...
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eBird checklists and miles traveled
One of the tasks that eBird reviewers find difficult is dealing with checklists that involve long, traveling counts.  Such checklists often stand out because they tend to rack up relatively large numbers of individual species, thus tickling the relevant fil...
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Update on Colorado and Wyoming filters
It has been more than long enough for another post on this venue, and I apologize for that for myself and the rest of the two states' eBird reviewers.  Personally, long work days and many other writing commitments can be blamed.  Of course, if I didn't go b...
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Colorado filter news
While this post will have little or no bearing on Wyoming birders, I write to inform the Colorado birding community that oversight of Kiowa County eBird entries are now managed by a county-specific filter rather than the broad (but getting less broad by the...
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Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology World Big Day!
The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology has announced a  worldwide Big Day  to be conducted on 9 May 2015, with   the goal of getting as many as possible of the world's bird species recorded in  eBird .  Our two-state region can offer a couple of species unav...
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The arrival of Swainson's Hawks
As the time approaches in which the first Swainson's Hawk of spring is eagerly anticipated, I feel that a caution is warranted.  While the identification of Swainson's Hawk is generally considered to be fairly straightforward, there are a few situations in ...
The arrival of Swainson's Hawks
The arrival of Swainson's Hawks
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Bird-ID links
I write a very short note to announce the publishing of a page on this blog that provides links to various online bird-ID literature relevant to Colorado & Wyoming .  If you have suggestions of online papers to which you believe we should provide links, ple...
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