On reporting observations

To: canberrabirds <>
Subject: On reporting observations
From: Anthony Overs <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:21:16 +1000
I would like to second the sentiments below from Matthew's email.

Recently, a couple of people told me that they are reluctant to report their observations on the chatline through fear of being ridiculed, patronised or even abused.

I would encourage everyone to report anything that they would like to share, regardless of how common or uncommon the bird/behaviour is. If you think it's interesting, then share it! If you've got a question, then ask!!

Of course, I'd also encourage people to consider writing up their more interesting observations for inclusion in Canberra Bird Notes.


2009/7/10 <>

Finally, I put forward the sentiment that encouraging posting of observations is more valuable to the group than the opposite, which could result in missing out on knowing what is being seen, especially if it is an influx - and a reminder that all such observations are ideally followed-up with the completion of an official COG observation record for the database.

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