Two new eBird categories for submitting checklists have just been added
that will be of use to Vermont birders. Look for them in the dropdown
list under the option "Other". One is "Nocturnal Birding" and the other
is "Banding". I've copied the brief descriptions here. The full
descriptions are at:
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1740199 (This is for
Nocturnal Birding protocol.)
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1385631 (This is for the
Nocturnal Birding ----
"This protocol is for nighttime surveys of nocturnal species, such as
owls, nightjars, rails and other species that may be more easily
detected at night. If you made a specific effort to find birds by
imitating calls or playing recordings, please use the checklist comments
to list the species that you attempted to attract, in the order you
attempted to attract them. Please read full protocol here"
"Protocol for banding/ringing operations to report either captured birds
or full surveys of a site that combine netted and observed birds. Answer
"no" to "are you reporting all species" if you are only reporting netted
birds; answer "yes" if you include netted and observed birds. Please
read full protocol here"
Happy Holidays all!