[texbirds] Re: Texbirds no longer the place for current info on rare birds

  • From: carolynohl@xxxxxxx
  • To: dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 10:35:28 -0400 (EDT)

Oh, no, I had no idea NARBA was discontinuing. I know the national NARBA costs, 
but I always understood the TX part was free. Sorry if I gave out inaccurate 
information.

Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
Big Bend area

 



-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Smith <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: carolynohl <carolynohl@xxxxxxx>
Cc: j.rathjen <j.rathjen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; texbirds <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, May 18, 2013 8:42 am
Subject: Re: [texbirds] Re: Texbirds no longer the place for current info on 
rare birds


I just went to the NARBA site and was informed that NARBA will discontinue 
operations in May 2014. Until then, you can subscribe for $35.00. 

Dan Smith
dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
512-451-2632
http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com



On May 18, 2013, at 8:32 AM, carolynohl@xxxxxxx wrote:

> I think you can sign up for emails about TX rare birds on NARBA for free if 
you don't like to do facebook. Susan Billitdeaux does an awesome job of getting 
the info out there pronto, as she did with the Golden-crowned Sparrow. Years 
ago 
I didn't get news of bird sightings because I didn't have a computer. Now I'm 
on 
top of things. I don't do facebook but I do facebook TEXBIRDS. I don't 
understand why anyone wouldn't want to do that even if you don't " friend" a 
single person, or do a single post on facebook. Technology is awesome.
> 
> Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
> Big Bend area
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Rathjen <j.rathjen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Texbirds <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sat, May 18, 2013 7:30 am
> Subject: [texbirds] Texbirds no longer the place for current info on rare 
birds
> 
> 
> It would seem that Texas birders are no longer posting current updates on 
> rare 

> birds to Texbirds.  So far only Mary Gustafsen was willing to post an 
immediate 
> notice about the Golden-crowned Sparrow down in South Padre Island after she 
> received a phone call reporting it.  And only Erik followed up with details 
> on 

> where it was being seen.  Yet I just received a phone call indicating that 30 
> people were down there yesterday looking at the bird all afternoon and not 
> one 

> of them posted an update to let those of us living hours away know it was 
still 
> there so we could decide whether is was worth the 6+ hour drive down to try 
for 
> it.  He found out about it only via the facebook page.  I have not even 
received 
> 
> a TOSRBA alert about it.  
> 
> 
> WHAT GIVES?  Are the rest of us not being invited to the party?  Are we no 
> longer being included in up to date chase info anymore?  Is no one willing to 
> cross post important findings like this so the rest of us can know what is 
going 
> 
> on?  I have been seeing more and more snippets from people asking for details 
on 
> 
> a rare bird's location that has only been posted to facebook and not 
> Texbirds, 

> so the first I hear about it is in the RFI post.  I'm beginning to think that 
> Texbirds is going by the way side if so many people think that it is no 
> longer 

> necessary to post rare birds to Texbirds anymore.
> 
> Please, Please remember that not all Texas birders are on facebook!  Please 
post 
> 
> to Texbirds as well, so everyone else can find out about the rare birds.   
Feel 
> free to cross post Rare Bird Alerts to Texbirds if you see them on Facebook 
and 
> not on Texbirds!
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Janet Rathjen
> Houston, TX
> 
> PS.  leaving for the Valley now to try for the sparrow.  Hope it's still 
> there 

> since no one has posted a morning update yet.
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