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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st December 2019, 13:28
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Posted By msmith
Good point - in my blind Americentrism, I'd...

Good point - in my blind Americentrism, I'd forgotten that UK names were even an option. Just to be provocative, I'll note that Samuel Johnson himself preferred the spelling "gray"...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th December 2019, 14:09
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Lol - take it up with eBird! I do see, however,...

Lol - take it up with eBird! I do see, however, from your correct usage of the second person plural, that you have a proper appreciation of Nearctic culture.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th December 2019, 23:37
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Virtually no chance at any of the rest of those,...

Virtually no chance at any of the rest of those, I'm afraid. There are several Code 4s and 5s that could potentially make an appearance, though - Yellow-legged Gull, Graylag Goose, Northern Lapwing,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th December 2019, 18:40
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
He seems to have a Myiarchus mislabeled as a...

He seems to have a Myiarchus mislabeled as a Tropical Kingbird in this post - though given the state he's in I'll gladly let it slide!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th December 2019, 17:05
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Midway is included. It makes a certain weird...

Midway is included. It makes a certain weird sense, as the atoll falls between Hawaii and Kure (which is technically part of Hawaii), making it an "enclave." There's apparently also precedent for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st December 2019, 17:23
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
For what it's worth, the ABA Big Year leader in...

For what it's worth, the ABA Big Year leader in Fantasy Birding - where players pick each day's spot and get credit for species eBirded nearby - is currently at 858. I designed the game to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 4th November 2019, 01:51
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
The Stejneger's - White-winged split was...

The Stejneger's - White-winged split was recognized by the AOS this summer and will be reflected on the upcoming ABA Checklist (as will Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, I believe).
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th October 2019, 18:22
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
The Swiftlet nesting tunnel that John couldn't...

The Swiftlet nesting tunnel that John couldn't find seems to correspond to an old eBird personal location -- presumably he saw this: https://ebird.org/checklist/S33954879
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th October 2019, 14:55
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Newell's Shearwater was apparently also seen (per...

Newell's Shearwater was apparently also seen (per eBird), but hasn't shown up on John's list.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 17th October 2019, 17:39
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
John & co. embarked from Honolulu on the 13th,...

John & co. embarked from Honolulu on the 13th, made it out to Middle Bank Seamount via sailboat, and I believe returned yesterday evening. From what I've heard of the results, he will only have added...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th October 2019, 02:55
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Midway does get birded for much of the year these...

Midway does get birded for much of the year these days. There's often a US Fish & Wildlife volunteer present, and Island Conservation (nonprofit) maintains a presence there. They have a handful of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 9th October 2019, 02:25
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
It's not unusual for Ross's to show up in numbers...

It's not unusual for Ross's to show up in numbers in the first week of Oct -- e.g., in 2017 there were already 300+ being reported on Oct 6. The winds aren't favorable at the moment but that seems...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 02:45
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
John's stated destination of Middle Bank Seamount...

John's stated destination of Middle Bank Seamount for his (hopeful) October pelagic trip is <100 km from Nihoa Island, where the Nihoa Finch and Millerbird both occur -- however, my understanding is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 22nd August 2019, 15:22
Replies: 336
Views: 59,308
Posted By msmith
Any intel on when the McQuades (or anyone else)...

Any intel on when the McQuades (or anyone else) will be arriving at Gambell? It's been a bit underbirded this year, with Lehman missing the spring and not due there till September. And I assume John...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th January 2019, 17:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By msmith
Quick update: I've just now rolled out the Global...

Quick update: I've just now rolled out the Global Big Year version of the game. It's very much in its testing phase, with the major caveat being that the uneven distribution of eBird users around the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 13:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By msmith
Welcome Seth! Just as a teaser, Global Fantasy...

Welcome Seth! Just as a teaser, Global Fantasy Birding is currently in testing and should be available very soon.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th January 2019, 13:44
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By msmith
With it being ABA-only for now, we were able to...

With it being ABA-only for now, we were able to make some pretty sweeping assumptions re: travel (i.e. assuming you can always get from one place on the continent to another overnight). This would...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th January 2019, 03:58
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By msmith
Fantasy Birding

Heads up, birders: Fantasy Birding is now a thing, for those of us who've always wanted to do a Big Year but don't happen to be millionaires of leisure. The basic concept is that you pick a spot on...
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