Jamie Glydon found Morris County’s 1st Connecticut Warbler of 2012 this morning at Bee Meadow Park in Whippany. In addition, if that was not enough, he turned up the first Lincoln’s Sparrow documented on eBird for Morris County in 2012. It is surprising that none were reported in the Spring.
Birders should keep in mind that eBird is THE main source of bird records and they should enter their sightings whether extraordinary or commonplace. This writer and an entire upcoming generation of researchers does not have the time to rummage through emails and old periodicals in search of bird records. Simply, going forward, if it is not on eBird, it does not exist.