Personally I use the Bird Identification Help Group over at Flickr when I
can't ID a bird using my field guides. Some of the people who ID birds are
professionals and some are not, but if there are contradictory IDs on a
photo usually there ends up being a really good discussion on field marks
and what makes it one species versus another.
Here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bird_id_group/
Keri in Norwich
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Looks like a sanderling but I defer to the experts....
> But, along the idea of id help. Last week, I sent links to some pictures
> to Jim Mead and he graciously helped me with an id (Thanks, Jim...it was a
> life bird for me) Last night, my sister-in-law sent me some pix of fall
> warblers and I could id all but one for her. Is there a good" or best way
> to ask people for id help? I don't want to annoy.....
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Larry and Mona Rogers <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > We were at Jones Beach on Long Island last week and saw a lot of
> > medium sized sandpipers with black legs, a longish slightly downcurved
> > bill, and dark eye stripe and neck ring. We can't figure out what we
> > They looked ploverish but the bill was too long and thin.
> > We realize that this has very little to do with Vermont birds but
> > would appreciate some help.
> > Thanks,
> > Larry and Mona