[Tweeters] 2nd Call for Volunteers - Ground-truthing bird-finding guide

Jane Hadley hadleyj1725 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 18:12:44 PST 2015


Hello Tweetsters -- I am writing in regard to the revision and update of
A Birder's Guide to Washington. More than 30 authors have updated and
revised the more than 60 sections of the original guide.

As you may know, I put out a call for volunteers in late October to
"ground truth" these territories. Ground-truthing involves driving or
walking the routes to make sure that the descriptions are accurate for
guide users.

Some 35 folks responded to that call. Some had to be turned away because
territories they volunteered for were already taken. However, not all
territories were taken.

Thus, this is a second call for volunteers to ground-truth territories
not claimed during the first round. I would like the task to be done by
the end of January. There may be some parts of these territories that
are not drivable at this season, so those portions of the routes will
have to be skipped. The assignment is to complete what can be completed
in the given road and weather conditions. I also welcome volunteers who
ground-truthed territories during the first round to re-up for this
second round!

Please contact me at: hadleyj1725 at gmail.com if you are able to volunteer
for any of the following territories:

1. South Coast (Ocean Shores and Aberdeen area, Chehalis River Valley,
Westport, Tokeland, Willapa Bay, Long Beach Peninsula, Columbia River
Mouth) NOTE: This is a large territory, so it could be broken up into a
northern and southern part: Tokeland and south for the southern part,
north of Tokeland (not including Tokeland) for the northern part.

2. Snoqualmie Valley to Everett

3. Kittitas Valley (Ellensburg and Kittitas Valley)

4. Wenas Creek Loop (Umtanum Road, Wenas Campground, Wenas Valley)

5. Cle Elum and Vicinity -

6. Yakima to Ellensburg

7. Yakima Training Center

8. Yakima and Vicinity

9. Lower Crab Creek (Vantage Bridge to Beverly, Lower Crab Creek Road,
Columbia NWR, Othello and Vicinity)

10. Waterville Plateau and Bridgeport

11. Grand Coulee (Ephrata, WLilson Creek, Lower Grand Coulee, Upper
Grand Coulee)

12. Okanogan Highlands (Tonasket to Molson, Chesaw to Bonaparte Lake,
Nespelem)

13. Columbia to Pend Oreille (Spokane Indian Reservation and Lake
Spokane, Chewelah to Valley, Little Pend Oreille, Big Meadow Lake,
Colville Sewage Lagoons)

14. Spokane and Vicinity

15. The Palouse

Hats off to Tom Mansfield, Brian Bell, Carol Furry and friend Jean, and
Randy Robinson for volunteering to ground-truth multiple territories!

Thank you,

Jane Hadley


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