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  1. CBRC review and request for documentation LINK
    DATE: May 7, 2018 @ 12:09pm, 14 day(s) ago
    California birders,  The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in early June. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local
    listservs as appropriate. Thank you.  Tom  Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee   Broad-billed Hummingbird 2017-166 15 Dec 2017 Bay Park SD  (single observer, documentation complete) Broad-billed Hummingbird 2017-172 16 Dec 2017-6 Mar 2018 Goleta SBA  (documentation from 5 observers, add値 doc. requested) Broad-billed Hummingbird 2018-025 27 Feb 2018 Mission Valley SD  (single observer, documentation complete) Broad-billed Hummingbird 2018-028 9-19 Mar 2018 San Francisco SF  (documentation from 6 observers, add値 doc. requested) Tricolored Heron 2017-111 13 Oct 2017-17 Apr 2018 San Diego R. & Famosa Slough SD (documentation from 8 observers, add値 doc. requested) Tricolored Heron 2017-136 1 Oct 2017-28 Apr 2018 San Diego Bay SD  (documentation from 3 observers, add値 doc. requested) Greater Pewee 2017-114 12-29 Oct 2017 Pacific Palisades LA  (documentation from 5 observers, add値 doc. requested) Greater Pewee 2017-151 5 Dec 2017-16 Apr 2018 Balboa Park SD  (documentation from 7 observers, add値 doc. requested) Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-145 29 Nov-1 Dec 2017 Crab Park HUM  (documentation from 3 observers, add値 doc. requested) Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-146 1 Dec 2017-3 Apr 2018 Ladera Park LA  (documentation from 1 observer, add値 doc. requested) Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-157 15 Dec 2017-12 Jan 2018 Berry Park SD  (documentation from 3 observers, add値 doc. requested) Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-163 16 Dec 2017-12 Jan 2018 CSU Channel Islands VEN  (documentation from 1 observer, add値 doc. requested) Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2017-164 16 Dec 2017-16 Mar 2018 Runnymede Rec. Center LA  (documentation from 1 observer, add値 doc. requested) Thick-billed Kingbird 2017-120 23 Oct 2017-8 Apr 2018 Poggi Canyon SD  (documentation from 3 observers, add値 doc. requested) Curve-billed Thrasher 2017-137 22-24 Nov 2017 Senator Wash Reservoir IMP  (single observer, documentation complete) White Wagtail 2017-167 21 Dec 2017-30 Jan 2018 Prado Reg. Park SBE  (documentation from 5 observers, add値 doc. requested) Common Redpoll 2018-005 8-13 Jan 2018 Aspendell INY  (documentation from 7 observers, add値 doc. requested) Rusty Blackbird 2017-153 10 Dec 2017-8 Apr 2018 Almansor Park LA  (documentation from 4 observers, add値 doc. requested) Rusty Blackbird 2017-161 17 Dec 2017-20 Jan 2018 Trancas Canyon LA  (documentation from 1 observer, add値 doc. requested) Rusty Blackbird 2017-162 17-19 Dec 2017 Mammoth MNO  (documentation from 2 observers, add値 doc. requested) Rusty Blackbird 2018-006 10 Jan 2018 Bette Davis Picnic Area LA  (single observer, documentation complete) Rusty Blackbird 2018-007 13 Jan-18 Feb 2018 Moonglow Dairy MTY  (documentation from 3 observers, add値 doc. requested) Rusty Blackbird 2018-020 8 Feb-8 Apr 2018 Waller Park SBA  (documentation from 7 observers, add値 doc. requested) Worm-eating Warbler 2018-003 6 Jan-17 Feb 2018 Reichmuth Park SAC  (documentation from 6 observers, add値 doc. requested) Cape May Warbler 2018-017 3 Feb 2018 Blythe RIV  (single observer, documentation complete) Grace痴 Warbler 2018-019 5 Feb-1 Apr 2018 Del Mar SD  (documentation from 6 observers, add値 doc. requested) Grace痴 Warbler 2018-030 7-8 Apr 2018 Claremont LA  (documentation from 2 observers, add値 doc. requested)  What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may
    be submitted directly to the secretary via email ( secretary@... ) , or by using the online submission form ( http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html ).  Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the
    photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity
    that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird
    at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be
    submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file
    that is too large for email.  Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided  even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can稚 be obtained or vocalizations
    can稚 be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that aren稚 preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the
    bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written
    description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure,
    plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions,
    length of time viewed, and other observers present. 
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