Date: 6/13/20 6:30 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birds of North America on line, etc.
Hi, Tweets,

Birds of North America no longer exists in electronic form, having been wrapped into a new Birds of the World resource by Cornell University. See
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/view-from-sapsucker-woods-birds-of-the-world-is-born/
.

Independently, I was told upon inquiry (when I found I could no longer get to Birds of North America) by Seattle Public Library that it had discontinued its subscription this year due to low usage by patrons. I don't think King County Library System ever had it.

Birds of the World is available by subscription, though I doubt Seattle Public would go for it soon, given the above. However, if you are a major ebird user, which I think in this case means at least 1,000 checklists submitted in 2019, you get a free year's subscription (same user name and password). Who knows how that will look in the future? A little digging around makes me think they want to pretend this never happened, and we shouldn't expect to see that again.

Power to Sno-Isle Libraries for being better. Let me know if you find the above has been improved. (I want a way to keep getting at it next year.)

And no Ash-throated Flycatcher in Seattle again this afternoon at the Fill (where photographed and reported this morning). Maybe it's a different individual, as so many eyes were looking unsuccessfully there the last two days.

13 June, 2020,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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