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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 06:47   #27
SteveClark
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As a moderator for eBird in Tanzania I can say that a major issue here is the reliance on guides - both human and ageing books/apps. In both cases misidentification is common and taxonomy is out of date. When people are entering sightings they often can't find a match for the name supplied by the guide so wither guess or choose a name that is close (for a species only found in Australia/Sri Lanka/China etc). Accuracy of locations is also an issue - long drives between beds in the Serengeti get lumped into one point with 5 decimal point accuracy lats and longs. We are getting tougher on these lists and are now tending to remove them from public view.
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