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Neat! I've never noticed that little box before, or what it was for.

Thanks,

Ian
.........

Quoting Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]>:

> I did indeed accidentally grab the wrong record. The latest is Oct 8 in
> Rutland for the state in Vermont eBird. The link to the latest record for
> the state is below for all species. You can easily get the arrival and
> departure dates for Vermont, or anywhere actually, from this tool. The
> mistake I made was to check off the box that says - All-time records. You
> can think of all time records as the first record or last record ever put
> in the database for a given species. If you want the arrival or departure
> date for a species, you leave this box unchecked. The whole help article
> for this tool is found here:
> http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010558-can-i-view-arrivals-departures-or-high-counts-for-a-species-in-my-region-
>
> Here is the link to the latest departure date through 2012 in the eBird
> database. Sorry for the confusion. I hope you all try out this cool tool.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/sightings?locInfo.regionType=subnational1&locInfo.regionCode=US-VT&continuous=false&beginYear=1879&endYear=2012&listType=last
>
> Kent
>
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> Kent McFarland
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> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Ian A. Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Kent points out that the last report for a hummingbird in the state was at
>> our home here on the southern end of Snake Mountain in Cornwall last year
>> on September 29th.  We have never had hummingbird feeders.  But we do have
>> lots of flowers .. flowering shrubs, perennials, and annuals.  My note for
>> the hummingbird that day was "feeding on garden flower."  Actually, our
>> latest date here at home is October 2nd in 2011 (the note reads "in and
>> around gardens")
>>
>> The eBird "Last Sighting" product actually lists the "most
>> recently-submitted record" in eBird for the time period requested -- not
>> the latest date in any year the bird has been observed.  So Kent requested
>> the years 1879-2012.  And indeed, in that time period the last time [not
>> the latest calendar date for the period] a Ruby-throated Hummingbird was
>> reported was September 29th, 2012. So, if you run a query of the years
>> 1879-2013 this morning, the latest record ["the most recently-submitted
>> record"] for the species is yesterday (yea Maeve!).
>>
>> The easiest, but usually cumbersome, way to find a latest in the year
>> record is to use the distribution map for the species.  A look at
>> October-December map for Ruby-throated Hummingbird reveals nine other early
>> October observations scattered around the state as far back as 1973
>> (October 8th) to 2011 (October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th), and none for November or
>> December.  Only three of the observations have annotations for where the
>> bird was: two report garden flowers, one reports feeder.  The latest in the
>> year recently mapped October observation is from David Baird in Rutland on
>> October 8th of 2009.
>>
>> (Another way to look for the all-time latest-in-the-year date would be to
>> run the "Last Sighting" product for each year, one at a time, keeping track
>> of the dates.  For some species this is more convenient than using the map,
>> especially if you are interested in only a few years ... such as the last
>> 10 years.  It is also more convenient when the species is very abundant in
>> the beginning of a month but is all gone by the end of the month ... since
>> you can only produce maps based on whole months.)
>>
>> Ian
>> ==============================**==
>> On 9/15/2013 9:39 PM, Kent McFarland wrote:
>>
>>> With all the hummingbird chatter I thought I'd give a link to the Vermont
>>> eBird data for the last 5 years. You can see there is some annual
>>> variation
>>> and that we still have a bit of time with our tiny feathered jewels.
>>> http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/**GuideMe?src=changeDate&**speciesCodes=rthhum&
>>> **getLocations=states&states=US-**VT&parentState=US-VT&**
>>> reportType=species&monthRadio=**on&bMonth=08&eMonth=11&bYear=**
>>> 2009&eYear=2013&yearOptions=**separateYears&continue.x=55&**
>>> continue.y=13&continue=**Continue<http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/GuideMe?src=changeDate&speciesCodes=rthhum&getLocations=states&states=US-VT&parentState=US-VT&reportType=species&monthRadio=on&bMonth=08&eMonth=11&bYear=2009&eYear=2013&yearOptions=separateYears&continue.x=55&continue.y=13&continue=Continue>
>>>
>>> It appears that Ian Worley holds the Vermont eBird record of Sept 29, 2012
>>> as the latest reported date for them. You can see the latest dates for all
>>> species at
>>> http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/**sightings?locInfo.regionType=**
>>> subnational1&locInfo.**regionCode=US-VT&continuous=**
>>> true&beginYear=1879&endYear=**2012&listType=last<http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/sightings?locInfo.regionType=subnational1&locInfo.regionCode=US-VT&continuous=true&beginYear=1879&endYear=2012&listType=last>
>>>
>>> I highly encourage everyone to put in their hummingbird sightings, and in
>>> fact all bird sightings, so we can all have the benefit of examining data
>>> like this!
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Kent
>>>
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>>>
>>> Kent McFarland
>>> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
>>> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
>>> 802.649.1431 x2
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>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 7:55 PM, Pat Folsom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Still have one in Waitsfield
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  I've been seeing two every day for the past few days.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Courtney Appleyard
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:16 PM
>>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Hummers
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Saw 5 at once here on Friday pm - slower today (though at least 3 still
>>>>> I
>>>>> believe) - sad to see them go!
>>>>>
>>>>> Courtney in Manchester
>>>>>
>>>>>
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