To: A Smith <>
Subject: Stringing
From: rob morris <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 09:56:22 +0000
Hi there

Noah’s example is not ‘stringing’ - that example is fabrication aka lying.

A stringer is someone who misidentifies things without knowing. Stringing - as 
it was defined in the 70s and 80s Uk birding scene was the same - e.g. someone 
who genuinely thinks he saw a Fairy Pitta at Mount Glorious not realising it 
was a Noisy Pitta. 

Fabrication is most commonly called lying.


Robert P Morris BSc(Hons) MSc GIACD

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> On 16 Sep 2018, at 19:36, A Smith <> wrote:
> I am currently reading Noah Stryker's excellent book about his world big 
> year, Birding without Borders. In the book, Noah talks about stringing and 
> uses an Australian example. Does anyone know the background to this story?
> In the example Stryker uses, 'local experts became suspicious of the 
> impressive list of sightings' made by someone doing a state big year. The 
> observer 'was caught red-handed' when he reported a frigatebird with a photo 
> that subsequently was found to have been taken in Fiji. The clincher was that 
> the photo showed clear blue skies when the weather was cloudy on the day 
> others had seen the frigate bird. 
> Regards
> Alastair
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