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On 4/27/2022 at 10:47 PM, dragon49 said:

I lived in NY most of my life.  I wonder what people consider Sullivan County to be if they don't consider it to be "upstate."  I spent some time in Buffalo and the locals preferred to have their area referred to as "Western New York."

Sullivan is considered part of the Mid-Hudson region. That far west in Buffalo (been there only twice)and the surrounding region, people don't really care about upstate vs. downstate and yes, call their area Western NY. Technically, Buffalo is considered upstate by most people though.

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49 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Don't you have a shot at spoonbills and the occasional flamingo?

There are lots of Roseate Spoonbills in my county.  I've reported 29 this calendar year.  I've never seen one though in the hotspot I go to on weekdays.  Three were spotted back in 2019, so maybe I have a chance.

I've never seen a non-captive Flamingo.  Evidentially, they are rare in my county, as they show up in my Rare Bird Alert email digest.  The problem is that the sightings are all from one location which is listed as "restricted access," and I'm not going to illegally sneak in for a lifer. ?

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19 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

I've never seen a non-captive Flamingo.  Evidentially, they are rare in my county, as they show up in my Rare Bird Alert email digest.  The problem is that the sightings are all from one location which is listed as "restricted access," and I'm not going to illegally sneak in for a lifer.

I agree completely.  However, sometimes portions of a restricted area or private property are visible from the road, or through a fence.  It's possible to bird them without entering the property itself.

Just a suggestion.  For all I know, you've already checked the place out and deemed it inaccessible.

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44 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

There are lots of Roseate Spoonbills in my county.  I've reported 29 this calendar year.  I've never seen one though in the hotspot I go to on weekdays.  Three were spotted back in 2019, so maybe I have a chance.

I've never seen a non-captive Flamingo.  Evidentially, they are rare in my county, as they show up in my Rare Bird Alert email digest.  The problem is that the sightings are all from one location which is listed as "restricted access," and I'm not going to illegally sneak in for a lifer. ?

Check trees for migrating warblers for the next few weeks. It’s time. 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Check trees for migrating warblers for the next few weeks. It’s time. 

I saw a lifer warbler a few weeks ago in a tree on the same path but aren't certain enough to take credit for a specific species, especially since I couldn't get a pic.  Blackburnian Warbler is a possibility now that I've investigated a little.

I probably need to either plan for a longer walk, or just spend the usual time dedicated to the suspect trees.

 

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2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I agree completely.  However, sometimes portions of a restricted area or private property are visible from the road, or through a fence.  It's possible to bird them without entering the property itself.

Just a suggestion.  For all I know, you've already checked the place out and deemed it inaccessible.

I just checked out Google Maps and the place is an hour away from me without traffic.  It does have more potential lifers, but I'm not that dedicated yet.  Interesting about the "restricted access" though.  I just checked out one checklist and there were 33 observers!  So, maybe this is some kind of ongoing tour, or they all have permission to enter.  If I'm ever interested enough, I'll contact the county about access.

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18 hours ago, IKLland said:

Just seeing this now, why does every bird on this checklist show the count is just 1? 
 

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This checklist has been flagged and none of it appears in public output, for good reason. A checklist like this is only for the benefit the observer(s), otherwise it's pretty much trash from a data standpoint.

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4 hours ago, DLecy said:

This checklist has been flagged and none of it appears in public output, for good reason. A checklist like this is only for the benefit the observer(s), otherwise it's pretty much trash from a data standpoint.

Whoa, didn’t mean for it to come off so harsh. I should have said that unfortunately, when a big day is captured like this, the data isn’t very useful to anyone other than the observer. It also creates work for a reviewer who has to go in and flag the list. Didn’t mean to come off rude.

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7 hours ago, DLecy said:

Here are some tips on how to properly eBird a Big Day. It's an older article, but still relevant.

https://ebird.org/camerica/news/tips-for-ebirding-your-big-day

Now that they eBird has trip reports, the best option is probably to create a Big Day trip report that'll automatically pool all the data from regular checklists.

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On 4/29/2022 at 7:50 PM, IKLland said:

Just seeing this now, why does every bird on this checklist show the count is just 1? 
 

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I wonder how you even found the list as I flagged it immediately after posting it to hide it from ebird output. 

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1 hour ago, Connor Cochrane said:

I wonder how you even found the list as I flagged it immediately after posting it to hide it from ebird output. 

Well, I’d never read the first few pages of this thread. So, I saw the link to your list, clicked on it, and it bought me to it. 

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