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10607Re: [CALBIRDS] Birding List Digest (Sialia) and eBird

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  • Jamie Chavez
    Jan 1, 2013
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      A plug must go to Christopher Taylor for his "Recent Rare Bird Sightings"
      tool that combines listserve reports as well as eBird entries. This
      includes a search function so you can locate every Falcated Duck post (or
      whatever you're looking for) in one fell swoop whenever it had been posted
      in any county, state or within the ABA area. While Sialia.com is great for
      archiving all the listserver messages, Chris's tool will give you all the
      specific birds. There is a user login required but it is free to use. It's
      an awesome resource.


      Jamie Chavez
      Santa Maria, CA

      On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 6:57 AM, Chris Conard <conardc@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Folks,
      > While this won't be news to the vast majority of Calbirds members, many new
      > folks join and some out of state birders subscribe for short periods, so I
      > figured it would be worth mentioning other sources of info on rare bird
      > status.
      > Rarities are often posted for a few days on Calbirds and then many updates
      > or more detailed directions are posted local lists (maybe that shouldn't be
      > the case, but it often is, so it is worth checking). Nearly all of the
      > local/regional lists are available through the Birding List Digest (Sialia)
      > (for California: http://digest.sialia.com/?region=2). Another great
      > source that keeps getting better is eBird (Explore Data, then Range and
      > Point Maps or Bar Charts).
      > In light of the confusion over the status of the Falcated Duck in Colusa,
      > these sources are worth checking, especially before making a long drive.
      > All the best,
      > Chris Conard
      > Sacramento
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