Re: eBird Breeding Bird Data (was New County eBird Reviewers Announcement)
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Thanks for your input and your contributions to eBird. I agree that eBird has very valuable data beyond breeding codes. However I think an important qualifier was missed in my email regarding use of the data for consulting (e.g., biological studies for environmental impact reports). I use eBird data for many of the capital improvement projects that I work on to assist in complying with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Fish and Game Code regulations that protect nesting birds. While no database can replace a nesting bird survey, having more data available regarding which species may be nesting at a site proposed for development would assist planners in addressing potential biological constraints earlier in the project development process. Whereas records in CNDDB are vetted before made available for public use but contains fewer records, eBird has many more records but the data should probably be scrutinized for accuracy before use. I guess my only point is that perhaps this is an underutilized function of eBird that has the potential to significantly contribute to the protection of nesting birds in a practical manner. My two cents anyway.
On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:48 PM, Jamie Chavez <almiyi@...> wrote: