As a follow up to Kent's advice, you could also enter your note in the
'comments' area under date and effort of your eBird checklist or make a
comment right next to the species.
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]
> It is really up to you Pieter. You can enter all three if you'd like as
> they show spatial data too. If an analysis was done, the user would have
> ways of filtering the data for their specific question. The only "wrong"
> way to enter this data would be to lump them all into one checklist and say
> you saw three of them, when you really don't know if there were 3. Adding
> them as 3 different checklists with exact locations and times allows for
> spatial data to be of interest perhaps.
> Kent McFarland
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x2
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Pieter van Loon <[log in to unmask]
> > I checked ebird help for an answer to this question, but couldn't find
> > one, so am looking to you all for help. Yesterday I was driving around
> > Addison and saw three harriers. Or did I see one? The first time I saw
> > was on Gage Rd. It was a female headed NW across the open fields, beating
> > into a fairly stiff north wind. About 10 minutes later, I was parked at
> > Brilyea access and another one popped up. Since it was only a little
> over a
> > mile from where I saw the first one, was also a female and was NW of my
> > first sighting, I assumed it was the same bird. About 40 minutes later, I
> > was headed south on 125 when another female swooped over the road in
> > of me. I pulled over and watched it for a minute while it headed NE. This
> > time I was about 5 miles south of the second sighting.
> > So my question is, do I enter this as one sighting, two sightings, or 3?
> > Thanks for your help.
> > Pieter
> > Marlboro