Has eBird made people selfish with sightings?

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Subject: Has eBird made people selfish with sightings?
From: shorty <>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:58:06 +0000
Hi all,

When i first started birding i used the chatline and later on eBird to locate birds i wanted to see in Canberra. Once i joined the chatline and later eBird i have posted my sightings of rare or unusual birds as soon as i have seen them to alert other birders.

I have noticed over time that some wish to hide the birds they see and at times do not post their sightings until the next day?

I wish everyone could see the birds we get rare or otherwise and would hope that the day will come (back) that everyone would share these sightings for all to see.

In my opinion eBird has made made people far too competitive and far too selfish, a real shame.


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