[Tweeters] American Avocet sighted in Western Washington

AnnMarie Wood amw.5737 at gmail.com
Tue May 16 08:46:19 PDT 2017


Nadine:

If you are truly concerned about protecting rare birds from other birders and nature photographers there are more effective, and sensitive, methods than the one you chose.

1. Suppress your sighting on EBird.
2. Do NOT share your photo or sighting on Tweeters.
3. Inform the appropriate County Compiler of the sighting. See list of compilers and their contact information on: www.washingtonbirder.com.
County Lists are monitored and updated based on timely documented reports. Steve Pink is the County Compiler for Snohomish County.

Ann Marie Wood



> On May 14, 2017, at 2:47 PM, Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Greetings Tweeters,

> I observed an American Avocet at Lecque Island's Eide Rd, Stanwood in Snohomish County on May 8th 2017, photo below, taken at 20:27 hours.

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> The Avocet was observed wading and feeding in a shallow pond by the first duck blind. It was in the company of other birds, some mallards etc.

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> Sighting of the same bird was also made by an independent birder the following day at about 4pm in the same location. Bird was said to be inactive at that time. I have been back twice during daytime hours since the 9th, and not seen the Avocet. It's possible she has moved on already after a brief migratory stop or is feeding at another pond in the environs.

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> As you know, this bird probably would have been swamped by the number of people who requested its location so I did not disclose the location publicly until now.

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> One photo of the Avocet is here:

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> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=413290809051639&set=a.398741567173230.1073741832.100011121705070&type=3&theater

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> Photograph is copyrighted, please do not share publicly, although allowed for scientific use/data collection.

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> Let me know if you have any questions.

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> Nadine Drisseq - Biologist,

> Bear Smart WA - (530) 628-7787 - bearsmartwa at gmail.com

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> Issaquah WA 98027

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> Ps. The reason why photos and attachments are not allowed on most listservs is due to the potential transmission of viruses via email. etc Listservs limit their attachment sizes to protect our computers and our sanity! ;)

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