Thanks for this, Ian!
I looked at that pic of the Northern Red-Tail, a subspecies unfamiliar
to me until reading this, and my jaw dropped. Damned if I can remember
precisely where it was, but I absolutely saw a bird from the car marked
this way sometime in the last week and puzzled over it-- all dark head,
heavily streaked from neck to lower belly. Best I can say is it was
somewhere between southern Shoreham and northern Bridport on a wire
along Rte 22A. I may be able to go look for it on Wednesday.
On 2/27/2017 7:06 PM, Ian Worley wrote:
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies are catching birders' eyes in neighboring
> states, and now in Vermont. How are they recognized and how should they
> be reported to eBird and the Vermont Bird Records Committee? What if
> I'm not interested in the subspecies?
> These questions are answered in a new article just published on the
> Vermont eBird website:
> If you have questions regarding eBird entries of subspecies, feel free
> to contact any of the six Vermont eBird county coordinators/reviewers:
> Sue Elliot, Craig Provost, Spencer Hardy, Kyle Jones, Ian Worley, and
> Kent McFarland.
> Good birding to all as spring migration rolls in during the next many
> Ian Worley
> Cornwall, VT