birding-aus Rarities, submissions etc.

Subject: birding-aus Rarities, submissions etc.
From: "Niven McCrie" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:03:32 +0930
This discussion has only just begun to scratch the surface but 
already it's getting a bit close to the bone for some. Still, I'll plug on.

I am of the belief that rarities should be reported. First, to other 
birders so that they can share the enjoyment and help vouch for (or 
not for)  the identification. That can be an end to it if you wish. The 
next step (if you wish) is to try and have the record listed  
'officially'. Submitting documentation of the sighting to a rarities 
committee is a way to do this, unless you're of the old school and 
have taken a specimen.
Now it may not particularly matter if you see a rarity and don't 
report it. But that record isn't, and never will be. 

Enjoy your birding

PS Welcome Swallows at Darwin Sewage Works this afternoon, 
my first personal record up here in 15 years (notes were taken as 
well). Also Mangrove Gerygones (possibly four of them) feeding 
a Little Bronze Cuckoo.

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