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Hmmmm...
Good points made by nearly everyone who chimed in on this thread. I would like to address another aspect of the IBWO episode. For now, we'll call it "the expert syndrome" or
"thou shalt not covet thy neighbors birds."
Robert Fisher asks "Who are Jackson, Prum and Robbins that they can turn the hopes of the birding community off and on like a light switch without actually publishing anything?" My response would be " Who is Bob Fisher to ask a question like that?"
This is the man who basically dismissed (on this listserve) the Swainson's Warbler at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary after a halfhearted stroll with a tape recorder. Remember the "Swainson's Warbler...NOT" posts?! Seems to me like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black...
Condescending skepti-snobbery is the modus operandi of many of our so-called "experts" (and some wannabe's) and the IBWO saga reeks of it.
Doug Willis
Kansas City, MO

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