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Ebird Unusual Checklists/Hotspots

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Whether its 100 Common Scoters reported in Quebec or checklists from North Korea, Ebird always has some strange checklists. This thread can focus in on them, especially hotspots in very unusual locations.

 

Here are some interesting locations:

 

"The High Seas" - International Waters

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/country/XX?yr=all

 

North Korea

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/country/KP?yr=all&m=

 

Antarctica

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/country/AQ?yr=all&m=

 

 

I can't wait to hear more!

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Haha, those are weird locations! But you know, people do go birding to Antartica I think. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Tropical Birding Tours has trips there, but I could be wrong.

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There's tons of birding/nature tours that go to Antartica/surrounding waters.

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There's tons of birding/nature tours that go to Antartica/surrounding waters.

 

I'm aware, yet surprised how few species are reported there.

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Also, you can get into North Korea.  I know a family who's been.

Same, you can get invited to go there.

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I'm aware, yet surprised how few species are reported there.

There are not a whole lot of species in Antarctica to be reported.

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There's tons of birding/nature tours that go to Antartica/surrounding waters.

 

  A lot of people work there - I know a couple dozen who have, and I know a couple them who've submitted checklists in Antarctica. 

 

  The "antarctica" location seems to be equivalent to a country/state location, so nothing odd there.

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Wow! I can't believe that over a dozen Code 4 Common House-Martins were spotted over a lake in Wyoming! Wait a minute... :lol:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23345057

"I used my Peterson's guide to identify them, and there is no doubt that's what they were!"

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23345694

"Just like at the reservoir, though they were en masse, flying over the water on both lakes. Perhaps they are migrating through?"

I don't mean to be mean. I was once a birder who made those kinds of mistakes... :D

[instead of seeing "Tree Swallow" in the Swallows section, this observer went to the back of the book in the "Rarities from Asia" section... :) ]

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Wow! I can't believe that over a dozen Code 4 Common House-Martins were spotted over a lake in Wyoming! Wait a minute... :lol:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23345057

"I used my Peterson's guide to identify them, and there is no doubt that's what they were!"

 

 

They said there were dozens flying over the reservoir, but they only listed one on the checklist.  :blink:  :lol:

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They said there were dozens flying over the reservoir, but they only listed one on the checklist.  :blink:  :lol:

She has now updated it to Violet-green Swallow.

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I subscribed to the ABA alert. I forgot about this thread!!!!! I have been putting the mis-IDs in the YB forum, but I'll start posting them here again.

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