[wisb] Some useful info
- From: Peter Fissel <pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:47:18 -0500
Okay - here's what I want everyone who hasn't already done this to do: click on this link (http://www.wsobirds.org/) and bookmark it. Better yet, add it to your Toolbar. Now, look at the menu on the left side of the WSO homepage. The first main link is "Birding News". Click on that. Scroll down about halfway to "Bob Domagalski's Bird Lists". Now click on the fourth link under that heading - WSO "Indexed" Record Arrival/Departure Dates (http://www.wsobirds.org/arr_dep_2010b.html). This has all of the records accepted through Fall 2009, and should help with some of the, um, "interesting" reports we've been getting lately. The list is in WSO Checklist order - just click on a species name to jump directly to the records for it. Should you find a rare species, or a common species anywhere close to record early or late, PLEASE submit documentation. To do that, go back to the menu on the left side and click on "Research". Halfway down that page, there is a link to "WSO Forms" - click that. See the links for the Rare Bird Documentation forms (and be sure to save a copy of anything you submit electronically - as is noted, there have been occasional glitches.) Be thorough - don't just say "I saw Species X on this date". Explain why you were sure it was Species X, and how you eliminated Species Y or Z from consideration. If your documentation is rejected (believe me, it happens to some of the very best birders in the state,) don't take it personally. Use it as a learning experience and make your next submission even better. We now return to our previously scheduled migration... Peter Fissel List Monitor Madison WI #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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