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jeff — July 08, 02:17AM

range map and eBird checklist choices


Here is an example of my situation:

On the range map,
I do find my checklist when it is entered for the general bird i.e.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)...


I have added to the notes the subspecies, which is more exact for me i.e. Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis.

eBird has the checklist choice as Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis/hanedae.
BUT i live in hokkaido and sinensis is here with hanedae not making it this far north.
THOUGH hanadae and sinesis can be found on the mainland of Japan.

So on my checklist the scientific names are pinpointed correctly for all my birds.

Their are quite a few subspecies that are limited to Hokkaido and north into Russia, as opposed to the mainland subspecies.

Some mainland birds do find their way north here for summer, and some leave for the south during winter from Hokkaido.

In my case, subspecies can be important for the area I live in...grouping multiple Japan subspecies (A/B), is the choose eBird gives me many times.

A conundrum.. do I choose the eBird mix,making it easier for people to find me,
or do i list them in my checklist exactly....

I guess I could redo all of my checklists and choose the A/B method and in the notes notate the correct subspecies.

Any thoughts?

Jeff :)

J — July 10, 04:14PM

I would say that if you are confident in ID'ing to sub-species, then do so.

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