I, for one, hope that people will continue to post birding events on VTBIRD and
that the list administrator does not discourage or disallow it. I have taken
advantage of many walks and programs that I first became aware of from VTBIRD.
I think it's great that a site like Vermont eBird will provide a single place to
look for events, sort of a one-stop shopping. But it does require actively
going to the website periodically to check it out, whereas if it's on VTBIRD it
comes to me. This could be an advantage for events that are scheduled on short
notice or for last-minute reminders. I think those who are trying to advertise
an event or disseminate other birding information not related to sightings
should use both eBird and VTBIRD to get the word out.
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:05:30 -0500
From: Bryan Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Sibley Speaks on the Ivory-billed Flap
Hi Mona (and others):
As we all know, VTBIRD is first and foremost for bird sightings. But I
think it's nice to see some other bird news there from time to time,
especially events offered by Audubon, VINS and other non-profits. But these
sorts of decisions are under the purview of our list's administrator, the
esteemed Ernie Buford.
But I really like Vermont eBird (http://www.ebird.org/VINS/) as the focal
point of all things birding in Vermont. It's not only a vital repository
for our bird sightings, it's also a community forum for Vermont birding
news. It'll indeed include these kinds of events once they're finalized. So
watch for the Ivory-bill schedule there. And don't forget about the VINS
Conservation Biology Department's Blog (http://www.vinsbird.blogspot.com/).
I read it daily.