[Tweeters] Yes and no on BBWO / AOU codes

MaryK CelloBird at seanet.com
Sun Jul 10 20:00:23 PDT 2005

Good compromise, Jeff.

I like and use the codes, pretty much the way Jeff described in his post
below. Rolan's post w/the definition at the outset--who could argue with
that?? (Well, that's obviously a silly question.)

A confirmed coder,

Mary Klein
Bremerton WA
CelloBird at seanet.com

> -----Original Message-----

> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf

> Of Jeff Kozma

> Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 7:43 PM

> To: Tweeters

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yes and no on BBWO


> I am guilty of using the abbreviations, but I tend to write

> the full name out first in my post, then the abbreviation in

> parentheses, then use the abbreviation throughout the post.

> For birds like Black-backed Woodpecker (BBWO), it is so much

> easier to write the code 5 or 6 times than the full name. I

> am also a biologist, who uses the codes on a daily basis,

> thus the reason I write the full name then the code, for

> those who aren't "in the know". Perhaps that would be a good

> compromise.


> Jeff Kozma

> Yakima


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