Date: 5/30/18 5:45 pm From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
I've been birding for almost 30 years. I certainly understand the idea of old style birding, pre-electronic era. Paper maps and word of mouth were how we got there, and we often ended up struggling to find the place. Nowadays, using gps to find a location is pretty much the norm for most people and younger birders will always be using a screen to find a location (and thank goodness there are young birders!) I have been through Portland more times than I could count but had never been to the fairgrounds. I used google maps and verbally entered "Portland Fairgrounds" and found the location quite easily. The reality now is that nearly everyone who finds a "good" bird will first report it using their phone. I do. The cell phone has been a boon to birders in getting the word so quickly. I am just thankful a birder who found a good bird got the word out at all. Often didn't happen in the past. If you want explicit directions to a particular bird, by all means ask. Most birders will oblige. But the reality is most birders are not going to automatically post explicit driving directions to locations that are generally known or easily locate-able by satnav or apps. So if choose to not use gps, which you are free to do of course, you will likely end up missing some birds over time.
On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Justin Lawson via CTBirds < <ctbirds...> wrote:
> Just trying to understand....but why would you want to limit your > knowledge, power or understanding? Seems odd to not want to be fully > equiped and educated. > > On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM Susanne Shrader via CTBirds < > <ctbirds...> wrote: > > > In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without > > consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us. > > Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp. > > > > Susanne Shrader > > <birdgirrl...> > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > > For subscription information visit > > http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > > > -- > Justin Lawson > ATU Local 22 > The Funding For Public Transit Committee > 774-249-5684 > Twitter/Facebook: @FundMassRTAs > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/ > mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org