Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Jake » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:12 pm

Oscar Thomas wrote:eBird needs to add the ability to report checklists that don't have photos. https://ebird.org/checklist/S53868861


I'm a bit sour about this list in particular... I have the highest count in Palmy at the moment. I wonder if they are taxidermied specimens held at Massey that he's used
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby philbattley » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:39 pm

Matt was an exchange student from the US and I expect that this was just his personal list that somehow got listed as Massey. Clearly it is not, and shouldn't be (and no doubt won't be) analysed as if it were a real list. I'm sure it's not intentional.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:55 pm

More gold, obviously not intentional. A Tiritiri 'Mantangi' checklist centered on Queens Wharf: https://ebird.org/checklist/S63928197
https://www.instagram.com/oscarkokako/ - NZ List (209) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kaitorete Spit
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:45 pm

This one has Red-billed Gulls as Black-billed Gulls.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S64880129

The person left a note saying they can't find the Red-billed Gull ID. It would be helpful if someone could also tell them that it's named
"Silver Gull (Red-billed)" on eBird.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:49 pm

This one has what I think is a Lesser Sand Plover (a vagrant bird) put as Banded Dotterel.
https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S64 ... 1582523219
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:25 pm

Finn Davey wrote:This one has what I think is a Lesser Sand Plover (a vagrant bird) put as Banded Dotterel.
https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S64 ... 1582523219


Not a LSP but we did discuss this bird a fair bit and it appears to show traits of Banded Dotterel and Shore Plover, but the observer is still unsure and it was not resighted.
https://www.instagram.com/oscarkokako/ - NZ List (209) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kaitorete Spit
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Richard Schofield » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:43 pm

This one has Red-billed Gulls as Black-billed Gulls.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S64880129

The person left a note saying they can't find the Red-billed Gull ID. It would be helpful if someone could also tell them that it's named
"Silver Gull (Red-billed)" on eBird.


Thanks Finn (& Oscar) - observer notified.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:56 pm

Oscar Thomas wrote:
Finn Davey wrote:This one has what I think is a Lesser Sand Plover (a vagrant bird) put as Banded Dotterel.
https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S64 ... 1582523219


Not a LSP but we did discuss this bird a fair bit and it appears to show traits of Banded Dotterel and Shore Plover, but the observer is still unsure and it was not resighted.


Is it possible for it to be a hybrid?
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Oscar Thomas » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:59 am

Anything is possible. Here is a King Shag in Nelson Lakes that might warrant questioning? https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S62897857
https://www.instagram.com/oscarkokako/ - NZ List (209) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kaitorete Spit
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:01 pm

Not 100% sure on this one But they have down a Greater-sand Dotterel/Plover.
I think it's a NZ Dotterel but not 100% sure on that.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S65351730

They are also using the name "Double-banded plover" in their description of what else they think it could be, so they might not be a New Zealander either.

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