I've been experimenting with custom-made Google Maps as birding maps
(http://maps.google.com/maps). They're easy to create and can help us
share locations of noteworthy birds. Here's an example: the approximate
location of _last winter's_ Three-toed Woodpecker at Moose Bog:
I won't go into details about making these maps. But they are arguably
the best reason to have a Google account. The "My Map" tab tells it all.
I believe the potential for these maps is huge among birders. Here's
another example -- one I threw together in minutes to share with folks
doing the Plainfield Christmas Bird Count: http://tinyurl.com/2fx459
The link to any Google map you create has a rather long URL, which is
why I use TinyURL.com to covert it.
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