Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

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SomesBirder
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Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:34 pm

I have started this thread for reporting eBird reports from New Zealand that are obviously incorrect.
For starters, this 2016 trip report from Zealandia includes the North Island kokako:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50929421
what in god's name is a folly tomo
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Nikki McArthur
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Nikki McArthur » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:55 am

Hi SomesBirder,

This is an excellent idea, thanks for starting this thread. eBird's volunteer reviewers do their best to intercept these records, but many still do fall through the cracks. It really helps when other eBird users point these records out to us - the eBird website itself doesn't currently have this facility at the moment (except for observations with photos attached) so starting this thread is an excellent second-best option.

By pasting in a link to the checklist in question (as you've done), you've made it really quick and easy for any eBird reviewer checking this thread to locate the dodgy observation in question, and to review it. In the case of this NI kokako observation, I've now placed it 'under review', so it should now have disappeared from eBird's distribution maps etc.

Please keep these reports coming!
Best wishes,
Nikki

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