[TN-Bird] Swans and eBird

  • From: Bill Pulliam <bb551@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Tennessee Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:39:22 -0500

A note for users of eBird --

Given the presence of multiple Trumpeter Swans in Tennessee over the  
last two winters, I have added an option for "Trumpeter/Tundra Swan"  
to the default eBird checklists for middle and west Tennessee.  You  
will only see the swan choices if you select the "rare species"  
option on the submission checklist.  Given what is likely an  
increasing frequency of Trumpeter Swans in this area, I do not think  
it is safe to assume any longer that all non-Mute swans are Tundras.   
If you did not see the bird well enough to actually determine which  
species it was, please use this "Trumpeter/Tundra" box to report your  
bird(s), and as always with rare birds on eBird please include a  
comment with some details about the sighting.

Thanks --

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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