Date: 5/14/19 2:00 am From: Dave DeReamus <becard...> Subject: Re: PAMC Report - Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Butler, Allegheny & Washington Counties
Ryan and all,
Unfortunately, the experience of reading many great posts on PABIRDS appears to be waning, which is a shame in my opinion. This used to be THE place to go for up-to-the-minute information on most things happening in Pennsylvania birding. Now with the innovation of social media, information has been splintered into many different Facebook and Yahoo groups and innumerable individual eBird reports, making it practically impossible to monitor everything. Detailed storytelling has been replaced by a few lines or by filling in the blanks. I guess one of the reasons for the move to the various sites might be that everyone is short on time and is looking for the quickest and easiest way to record their information. At least eBird produces beneficial data in the process AS LONG AS the information recorded by the "citizen scientists" is correct and legit, but that's a whole different story for another day.
I realize things change and hopefully for the better (remember "My Space"?), but I think, in this case, it's a sad change. I hear that older people don't like change, so that might be part of my displeasure. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write about your day.