Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

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RussCannings
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby RussCannings » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:47 pm

Blue Duck observer has recanted (Admits to being quite unsure of the ID)--the stitchbird certainly seems doubtful but will look into that too.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby zarkov » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:02 pm

RussCannings wrote:Blue Duck observer has recanted (Admits to being quite unsure of the ID)--the stitchbird certainly seems doubtful but will look into that too.


Recanted eh?

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby RussCannings » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:09 pm

Hehe, generally a bit more casual than that at ebird but using over-formal language has been known to occur ;)
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby SomesBirder » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:20 pm

This weirdly-formatted report https://ebird.org/checklist/S55248597 should not include the Brown Quail.
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Recent Mynas in Wellington City

Postby SomesBirder » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:48 pm

If all of these sightings are genuine, then I'm very surprised that they aren't better-known.
An unspecified number of mynas at Zealandia: https://ebird.org/checklist/S50433379
A fledgling myna at Truby King Park!: https://ebird.org/checklist/S50434839
One myna in Miramar: https://ebird.org/checklist/S49038338
One myna seen at two different locations by the same person in Lower Hutt: https://ebird.org/checklist/S42993815
https://ebird.org/checklist/S45261599
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:46 am

Hudson Dean reported a Pacific Swift in Wellington yesterday. I found a way to contact him and after I asked a couple of basic questions he said it was a Welcome Swallow.
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Somes Island Robins

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm

How likely is it that a person encountered not one, but three robins on Somes Island earlier this year?
To my recollection, the situation back in early 2013 was that very few robins were left on the island and that they would surely die out soon.
Prior to this sighting, the most recent reported sighting of a robin on Somes Island was of one in 2016.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S53960988
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:14 pm

Here's an odd one showing on Canterbury region ebird .......

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Report of '2 Western Sandpipers', Rangitoto Island

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:46 pm

What do others make of this report posted today on eBird?

Dec 19, 2019 10:00 by Alex Merchlinsky:
2 Western Sandpiper
Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve, Rangitoto Island NZ-Auckland (-36.8082,174.8620), Auckland City, Auckland
Comments: "Small, mostly white sandpiper with gray/light brown mottling on back. 2 individuals together by tide pools. Call was “peep”"

Link to report: https://ebird.org/checklist/S62430702
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby philbattley » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:49 pm

By the way, we've encountered a glitch in which eBird tries to give a position in the Ruahine Ranges in the North Island as being on the West Coast of the South Island. Nick Allen pulled me up for claiming a Whitehead near Westport...

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