Riverside County records for Fall 2011
- Thank you to all who have reported birds during the 2011 fall season (1 August - 30 November). I have tried to keep up with the very interesting season in Riverside County, again THANKS to those who report birds to Inlandcountybirds, or Calbirds, or to eBirds, or to Tom Benson and the Rare Bird Alert, and to those who make timely phone calls to get the word out. As the birding season has turned over to winter, I will be compiling Riverside County records for "North American Birds" and submitting these to the regional editors, Guy McCaskie and Kimball Garrett .
If you're an eBirder you have surely noticed how many lists (thousands!) are submitted. It is a tremendous database, and getting better all the time but don't assume that once you have submitted an eBird list your good bird will make it into "North American Birds," the journal of ornithological record. If you have a sighting that you think is significant please report it to me via email, phone, or regular mail:
194 W. Broadbent Dr
Riverside, California 92507
951 634-9764 (cell)
Please refer to Guy McCaskie's message regarding reporting protocols and note that reports need to be submitted to him and Kimball prior to 15 December. I ask that submissions to me be made by 10 December so I have time to complete the Riverside County report.
A final note - Thanks to my friend, colleague, and birding companion John F. Green for doing this stuff so well and for so long.
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