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Brian Nicholas — October 29, 04:36AM

How to hide game species on checklists

How can I hide my game species seen so hunters won't use my entered data for locating game species. Game species are not listed under sensitive species and I want to ensure I do not cause harm to the birds I report on eBird. I still want the species to be included in my totals (the same way sensitive species count toward individual totals).
Thank you.

Menlo — October 29, 04:20PM

you can hide the entire checklist (this might take a few hours) and then restore it at a later time

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P Lewis — October 29, 05:51PM

You could also not report the birds and instead put them under bird sp., and then add them later.

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Krista kaptein — October 29, 09:16PM

Brian, you could make a separate checklist with the species that you consider & hide that checklist; while keeping the checklist with the remaining species as a visible checklist (just note that you are not recording all species on that checklist) All species on your checklists will still show in your own records.
Hope this helps!

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Brian Nicholas — October 29, 11:05PM

Thank you for your responses, but these seem like workaround solutions. Adding birds later would not help since many game birds are found in the same areas year after year. Hiding a separate list is the best option of the 3, but still the bird does not count in your species counts. Inadvertently or not eBird could become the go to for anyone hunting birds. I'm do not understand why an option would not be available for eBird users to change a game species to a sensitive species on our checklist. This way the users would have the same benefits as when other sensitive species are entered, namely having a complete list and the birds being included in their species seen. And we would have peace of mind knowing we did not contribute to a bird's demise.

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P Lewis — October 30, 08:40AM

It is even prohibited to report some game species in the va breeding bird atlas 2.

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