[Tweeters] Location Reporting Suggestion

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 17 10:12:48 PDT 2016

FYI, although I am on Tweeters and e-bird I don't have, don't use, and don't want GPS. Maps work just fine. I post observations on e-bird with the location as close as the program allows.

Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net

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Hi Tweeters,

I have not been with you very long and have very much enjoyed the reports. On several occasions I have decided to follow up and try to find a bird based on a Tweeter report. In each case I have had to go back to the original poster for more information because I am not familiar with the area and don’t understand local landmarks or local rather than formal (i.e. map) names are used (shades of scientific names). My guess is that everyone on the Tweeters list carries at least one GPS with them when they go birding. GPS receivers are built into almost all phones and tablets and are present in many cameras which record position as metadata when a picture is taken (assuming the GPS is turned on).

I would like to suggest that posts, particularly posts with birds which many may try to find, include a GPS position(s).


Wally Davis


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