Hi Steve People who act like that aren't worth being around. We and our Audubon accept all levels of bird knowledge. A willingness to serve on s committe is what we are always looking for. Learn as you go.Happy Birding with better people.
Sherry HagenVancouver, <WAlittlebirder...> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone -------- Original message --------From: <sremse...> Date: 1/4/18 10:41 AM (GMT-08:00) To: TWEETERS <tweeters...> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Birding Etiquette It's unfortunate the people were subjected to the bigotry after their pleasant bird count. I've faced a more subtle form of prejudice over and over from the birding community. People discount my sightings/input when they discover I'm a blue collar worker. Having risen (twice) to the presidency of a local Audubon chapter makes me almost as rare as an Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Once I was told I should leave a committee because of my lack of college degree (thankfully this has been the exception and not the norm) . I hope all of you are sitting down: a Varied Thrush or Marbled Murrelet doesn't care how many pieces of paper are tacked to your wall. All should be welcome in the birding community. I don't wish to prolong this subject but perhaps some folks can learn and grow a bit.P.S.- A female Northern Harrier is currently perched outside my office window----Steve <Ellissremse...>, Wa _______________________________________________ Tweeters mailing list <Tweeters...> http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters