Re: Locations of sightings


There may also be some birders from out of state who are subscribers. Time is
short for running down inadequate directions for sightings. Idiot-proofing
reports is ideal for us foreigners, unless you don't want us to see your birds.
All the best. -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama

From: Michael Feighner <>
Sent: Wed, September 22, 2010 3:39:07 PM
Subject: RE: [EBB_Sightings] Locations of sightings

My take on this as follows:

When I report, I always assume there is someone who is new out there and has
never heard of the location. I put myself in the reader's shoes and ask myself
whether I can follow the directions I am giving. Is there anything that is not
clear? I also differentiate the location in the email title such as Shadow
Cliffs Regional Park (Alameda County) or Point Isabel (Contra Costa County).
Some may say well isn't that obvious? Well, it just might not be so obvious to
someone. I also never abbreviate location names such as SCRP for Shadow Cliffs
Regional Park or PI for Point Isabel.

Michael Feighner
Livermore, CA, Alameda County

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Bob Power
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] Locations of sightings

Greg, I'm as guilty as the next person. We'll all be good for a while and then
we'll slip. I don't think anyone would object to a direct question like: "Could
you be more specific about this location?" Don't hesitate to ask for more
clarity directly from the person who posts a sighting.
Good birding,
Bob Power
Oakland, CA

From: "" <>
Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 6:47:56 PM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Locations of sightings

Hi There,

I must admit to not knowing the entire area covered by EBB. I would think others

on the list or someone just moving into the area, may feel the same. May I
suggest putting the City of the location of a posted sightings? It would be
helpful in finding the location.



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