listing: do you need to see the bird?

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Subject: listing: do you need to see the bird?
From: Peter <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:54:46 +0000
My brother-in-law is a bird guide in South Africa. He's taking part in 
an online panel discussion organised by Birding SA to discuss whether 
"heard only" birds should be included in "lifer" type lists. In the 
interest of being informed, he asked me if there was a consensus in 
Australia around this question.  Clearly, bird surveying relies heavily 
on heard birds, but this was more of a listing type question. I heard 
the "greater spotted dodo", but didn't want to disturb, so can still 
count it on my list....

What do people who keep serious lists here in Canberra think?


Peter Miller

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