Technologically inclined birders may find this event interesting. Thanks to Joan Collins of the Northern NY Birds group for the tip. Full event details below. As some of you might know, the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council has recently rolled out the Adirondack Birding Guide which features the regions birding sites combined with Google Map technology.
The TourPro is extremely interested in integrating sites, sightings, eBird, and other social-networking and information systems to enhance the birding in our area.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 "Sharing Bird Sightings in the 21st Century" Stowell Hall, SUNY Potsdam 7 p.m. Jeff Bolsinger has recently assumed the position of Region 6 Report Editor for The Kingbird. Jeff will talk about the types of sightings that merit reporting to The Kingbird, and describe several ways to submit observations. This talk will emphasize upcoming changes to eBird that will allow Regional Editors to create reports from sightings that birders submit online. Jeff will also discuss the "Northern New York Birds" list serve. Jeff has a BS in zoology from Oregon State University, where he started birding in 1985. He received a MS degree in biology in 1997 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he studied the singing behavior of the federally endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. The field work was conducted at Fort Hood, Texas. Since 1995, Jeff has monitored breeding bird populations on Fort Drum. Other bird projects he has worked on include monitoring winter survival of reintroduced Masked Bobwhite on the Buenos Aires NWR in Arizona, banding migrant land birds at Manomet Bird Observatory (now Manomet Center for Conservation Science) in Massachusetts, and, of course, the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas.