Jump to content
Whatbird Community Board
  • Announcements

    • Bigfoot

      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.
**VB**

Ebird Unusual Checklists/Hotspots

Recommended Posts

On 10/17/2017 at 5:09 PM, Fancy said:

This is absolutely insane. Sad to hear about the number of deaths though… wonder if there would be any way to turn off some of the lights to prevent things from happening to this extent.  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39968381

This a common occurrence that unfortunately cruise ships couldn't care less about. Cruise ships in the southern southern hemisphere have crews use large brooms to sweep hundreds of dead birds overboard every morning. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's since been changed, but the other day I found a photo of a Say's Phoebe in my review queue, that had been identified as an American Robin. It was perched on a fence post, and the breeding code was "Flyover". 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, darknight said:

my review queue,

How do you view this?  I got the email saying I can do it but IDK how.  pm me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On Monday, November 06, 2017 at 6:32 PM, darknight said:

It's since been changed, but the other day I found a photo of a Say's Phoebe in my review queue, that had been identified as an American Robin. It was perched on a fence post, and the breeding code was "Flyover". 

That's what happens when you ebird on your phone while I the field. Or at least that's what happens when I ebird on my phone in the field. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MerMaeve said:

Will view tomorrow.  eBird is having a sever outage today. :(

I know,  very frustrating! I am wanting to see if our MS rare bird is still hanging around,  but no ebird to confirm...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Melierax said:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40995238

Not often you see a Snowy Owl at McDonald's :blink:

 

I’ve heard of that owl, lots of people in Virginia are going to chase it. 

Fortunately for me, instead of driving halfway across the state for that bird, another snowy owl showed up at the airport five miles from my house!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Scarlet Teenager said:

I’ve heard of that owl, lots of people in Virginia are going to chase it. 

Fortunately for me, instead of driving halfway across the state for that bird, another snowy owl showed up at the airport five miles from my house!

Awesome! Hope you see it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Fancy said:

:o:(:angry:

15 hours ago, Fancy said:

Someone has some learning to do.......

15 hours ago, Fancy said:
  On 11/12/2017 at 2:39 PM, darknight said:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40462701

I’m glad I’m not the reviewer for this one. 

This checklist alone would make ebird crash.

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/20/2017 at 9:22 PM, CanadianCodhead said:

Spruce Grouse are dumb as bricks. They let you walk (or drive) right up to them. They make Wild Turkeys look like Nobel Prize winners.

Sorry, this is really late to the conversation. We have them in Montana, and I hunt a lot when I'm not birdwatching. Spruce grouse allow a rare opportunity to hunt without a weapon. I've killed many for camp dinners with nothing but a short stick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×