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eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Mar 24 12:19 pm
by SamMacTavish
Hi all,

Like many of you, I've been out birding while respecting social distancing protocols. This morning, I went to see the Tufted Duck at Burnaby Lake and there were many people there who were not respecting social distancing. I do not in any way want to impede on birding as it's important in these difficult times, but I was wondering if, on the Rare Bird Alerts, there could be a message encouraging this protocol?

Thanks for reading and I hope you and your familys' are well,

Sam

Re: eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Mar 26 3:03 pm
by stumblingpiper
SamMacTavish wrote: Mar 24 12:19 pm Thanks for reading and I hope you and your familys' are well,

Sam
Hi Sam! Recommend you go to ebird.org and post your thoughts on it.

Re: eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Mar 27 5:26 am
by Kurl
Hi Sam, I also wonder why so many people continue to ignore the flood of information thats been made available regarding social distancing. My only conclusion is "You can't fix stupid"!
Good luck on your walks and stay safe. Harris

Re: eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Mar 28 11:24 am
by zwest
I passed on the Tufted Duck for this very reason. Honestly, I think the practice of “twitching” rarities in the Lower Mainland should probably be abandoned for the next little while.

Re: eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Mar 31 9:25 am
by InnerPeacenik
stumblingpiper wrote: Mar 26 3:03 pm
SamMacTavish wrote: Mar 24 12:19 pm Thanks for reading and I hope you and your familys' are well,
Sorry didn't mean to report this post - didn't know what the glyph/icon meant top right
Sam
Hi Sam! Recommend you go to ebird.org and post your thoughts on it.

Re: eBird Rare Bird Alerts and Social Distancing

Posted: Apr 01 7:16 am
by SamMacTavish
Thank you all for your advice. I have contacted eBird. Stay well!
Sam