Saturday, November 15, 2008

How Many Rare Birds?

David Sibley has been running an interesting series of posts on how many rare birds are out there versus how many we find.

  1. How many do we miss?
  2. How many do we find?
  3. Rare birds and the internet
The second post was partly in response to an interview that I did with Nick at the Birdist. I had already been changing my opinion somewhat since doing that interview because of my experience at Cape May. While there are a lot of birders here, it seems that the same few places get the bulk of attention from most birders, while other sites get less coverage. So a lot of rare birds could be slipping through, even here.