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Greetings VTBirders:

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: 
http://tinyurl.com/yoll3t

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.

Best,
Bryan Pfeiffer
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Bryan Pfeiffer

Vermont Bird Tours
113 Bartlett Road
Plainfield, VT 05667

www.VermontBirdTours.com