NYSARC Rare Bird Reporting Form

Additional comments, including comparisons with other species and observer's experience

The purpose of this section is to invite discussion and clarification of key field marks by comparing similar/related species OR associated species.
Please provide any additional information that you feel will be helpful.  Such information might include:

The following is an example of what not to write in this section:

     I've been birding 63 years—can't think of any other species that quite looks or sounds like the bird in question!

While comments like the above are well intended and reflect significant experience, they are often self defeating since they offer no information that is really useful in making a decision on the bird being reported.