Everyone can see the coordinates unless the taxon is threatened.
Public coordinates shown as a random point within 10KM of the true coordinates. True coordinates are only visible to you and the curators of projects to which you add the observation.
Coordinates completely hidden from public maps, true coordinates only visible to you and the curators of projects to which you add the observation. Observations with private coordinates will still be used to verify place check lists.
i walked up and unexpectedly noticed it perched on a large rock in the middle of a creekbed. the gray feathers allowed it to blend in almost perfectly but i was able to capture a photo even though it is still hard to see.