Date: 9/13/17 6:30 pm
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...>
Subject: [NBB] Re: [EBB_Sightings] Re: [pen-bird] N. Cal Birdbox farewell.
Hear, Hear!  The end of an era, for sure.  All the famous voices I used to listen to:  Jean Richmond, Ron Thorn, Gary Deghi, Doug Shaw -- on and on.  It was an amazing resource, often filled with detailed and precise directions and sightings to salivate over.  Whose voice was that, anyway?  "You have reached the toll-saver feature.  In the future, you can bypass this message by"… etc.  I never was clear on whose voice that was, but it's etched indelibly in my memory now.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of birders owed countless "lifers" to the Bird Box.  Snowy Owl, Northern Shrike, Bell's Vireo -- the Bird Box had them all.  I guess the internet finally superseded it, but the generations to come will never know the pleasures of dialing in and receiving a busy signal, signifying someone was in the process of leaving a new message.  Thank you, Joe Morlan, and everyone who left all those reports over the years.  We are all indebted to everyone involved.  Rest in peace, Northern California Birdbox! -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama 

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:06 PM, "Roy Carlson <rbcarlson1...> [EBB_Sightings]" <EBB_Sightings-noreply...> wrote:


  And, a HUGE "thank you" to Joe for his work on the Birdbox all these years.

Roy Carlson
San Carlos, CA

> On Sep 13, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Birders,
>
> The Northern California Birdbox experienced a fatal hardware failure. It
> is offline and will not be continued.
>
> The birdbox has been in continuous operation for 23 years. We are grateful
> to Golden Gate Audubon Society for getting it started and supporting it. We
> are also in debt to the many active birders who regularly reported their
> sightings to the birding public all those years. There are more people than
> I can name who made the service a success but I'd like to particularly
> thank Bill Principe who invented the ordinal birdbox and Linda Swanson who
> hosted it at her home for many years.
>
> Since its inception the birdbox offered rapid-response breaking news of
> rarities. Today most people get rare birds news more conveniently from
> email lists, eBird and Facebook. In recent years the birdbox received
> declining participation and it is time to move on.
>
> Thank you.
> --
> Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
>
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> Posted by: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...>
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