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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Plucking is a style of birding in the eBird age, where birders see what has been reported in eBird or the local listserve and then go specifically to see target birds. I call this plucking off target species. This is a bit different then chasing vagrants as the plucking style of birding may be done sans rarities. It can be just to see something uncommon or irregular like a White-throated Sparrow, Sanderling etc. Plucking can even target species that are quite common but local like Common Black Hawk, or Downy Woodpecker.

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