Date: 6/13/20 8:44 pm
From: Tom Merritt <birders.2341...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Birds of North America on line, etc.
Thanks Alan,

Given the budgetary hits that are being imposed due to COVID-19, IMO, the
likelihood of SPL re-subscribing soon is minimal. But I will write an
inquiry and express my unhappiness. Perhaps, that will encourage renewing
the subscription. Others could do the same.

Tom Merritt
-----Original Message-----
From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> On Behalf Of B
P Bell
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 18:44
To: 'pan' <panmail...>; <tweeters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Birds of North America on line, etc.

Hi Alan and all

King County Library did have a subscription to the Birds of North America
online up until about 2 (maybe 3) years ago. Then they dropped it - never
heard why (but I suspect it may have been not enough folks used it.

Good Birding

Brian H. Bell
Woodinville WA
Mail to bell asoc at iso med ia dot com

-----Original Message-----
From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On
Behalf Of pan
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:25 PM
To: <tweeters...>
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-wo
rld-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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