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DOS February Meeting: “Behind the eBird Curtain: The eBird review process and being a better eBirder” by Michael Moore

February 21 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

Zoom only.

The originally scheduled talk, “RaptorQuest, Chasing’s America’s Raptors” by Scott Harris had to be canceled at the last minute. It will be rescheduled.

Michael Moore will instead present “Behind the eBird Curtain: The eBird review process and being a better eBirder”. This talk will pull back the curtain and show you how the eBird review process works, why certain records are flagged rare or high count and what to do about them, how to respond to reviewer emails and how to make your reports more valuable to eBird.

Mike is the current DOS president and eBird reviewer for Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware. He is a retired Biology professor who taught for 38 years. He was on the faculty at Arizona State University for 27 years, but moved to the University of Delaware in 2009 and retired from there in 2020. He learned a love of the outdoors from his father who was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He started birding in Massachusetts when he was 11 years old. He worked at Manomet Bird Observatory in Massachusetts in college and then completed a PhD in Zoology at the University of Washington on White-crowned Sparrow breeding behavior and endocrinology. He has done research on birds, reptiles and dragonflies and has published nearly a 100 papers in scientific journals.

The meeting is held online via Zoom software. Zoom only.

Members will receive an email with Zoom login info prior to the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please use the button below to request login info which is available a few days before the meeting.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you soon!