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Matt — November 08, 05:50PM

Differential Identification

Hello all,
I have a question about verifying identifications on bird lists. I live on the Washington Coast. In a nearby hotspot, there are occasional mentions of long-billed curlews in birdlists. I have never seen a curlew there, but often do see whimbrels. I know it is possible there would be curlews along the coast during migration, however I think it would be useful to be able to see sometimes how identifications were made, as these two species are similar, and could be mistaken for each other. This is just an example, but is there any way to follow up with a bird list and find out how an identification was made? Thanks!

P Lewis — November 09, 08:11AM

Not unless you are a reviewer. You may be able to find someone's email on their profile, which can be seen by clicking their name. Note that only names shown in blue have public profiles, and that you must be signed in to see them.

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