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liane muller — January 28, 01:34PM

rare bird siting

Hi, I'm new to the ebird community. Yesterday, I made my 1st post about a bird that would (to the best of my knowledge) be rare in Maine, and indeed rare in all of the eastern US - a chukar. I provided location details and uploaded pictures, but while I'm listed under recent visitors for Cumberland county Maine, my siting is not listed under the species list. I was wondering if it somehow has to be confirmed, or what the protocol is. Thanks!

Phil Lehman — January 28, 07:30PM

I believe your Chukar will be listed on the rare bird sightings emails and lists but will not be listed on species maps or searches until confirmed.

Phil

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Karl Curtis — January 28, 09:18PM

Yes it has to be confirmed by a reviewer. The bird probably is an escapee form captivity.

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Richard Thompson — January 29, 04:46PM

I was on a guided birding expedition in Italy and we saw and photographed a greater spotted eagle. I use the android app to track my sitings. I completed the record for this eagle with a comment, but the app does not allow me to submit the checklist. It keeps telling me that the list includes a rare or unusual item and i have to add a comment. I just go round and round in circles. Is this a bug in the app? It is frustrating and if I cannot find a remedy/fix/work-around I will be forced to use another app and Cornell will not benefit from my sitings.

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Caleb Marshall — January 29, 08:48PM

Hi Richard Thompson,
My only suggestion is is there is an orange square to the right of the species name, then tap on it. It should display a check mark inside it.

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Richard Thompson — March 10, 05:47AM

Thanks Caleb - that worked and the checklist is now submitted!

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