birding-aus Re: Birders responsibilities to report birds

Subject: birding-aus Re: Birders responsibilities to report birds
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 08:37:19 +1000
David Geering wrote:
> "... if you have a lot of people reporting sightings of a particular
> species
> but there are only a few "official" sightings then that says something
> about the system."
> It could also say something about people's inclination to be lazy or
> apathetic.  Really, if these things don't get officially recognised then
> could well be doing the birds a disservice.

LK replied  "Well there is nothing stopping the recording angels following
up unusual
reports in birding-aus ..."

I really don't want to get into a long drawn out discussion about this.
Suffice to say that it is relatively easy to chase people up on birding-aus
and most people I approach are very cooperative.  However, I think it must
be acknowledged that subscribers to this list are a minority of the birders
that are out there.  To my mind, the comments made to date on this subject
have not specifically targeted those on birding-aus but has merely been a
commentary on the difficulty of getting people to submit valuable records.

David Geering

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