[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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