[Tweeters] Re Codes, Abbreviations

Steve Ellis sellis at coup.wednet.edu
Tue Jul 12 16:25:20 PDT 2005


I concur with Wayne on the 4 letter codes- for one thing a BASW might mean
Barn Swallow to me and a Bank Swallow to you. Even the experts don't agree
on some of these codes. I helped with a census at a local state park for the
National Park people and they thought I meant Barn Owl when I counted Barred
Owls. They were hopelessly mixed up on Black-throated Gray Warbler even
though I followed their own instructions to the letter.
You say potato and I say.....

Steve Ellis
sellis at coup.wednet.edu




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