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I'm sure many of you will find Chuck & Jaye Otte's work very interesting. 
Merry Christmas.
Larry H.  Joplin MO.

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From: "Chuck & Jaye Otte" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 8:23 AM
Subject: Merry Christmas!


> Merry Christmas KSBIRDERS!
>
> Back in the late 1990s, when I started the County Checklist project,
> I knew that there would be several natural spinoffs once I get it
> rolling.  Today you get to see one of those spinoffs - consider it my
> Christmas present to all the rest of your who are obsessive about
> Kansas birds!
>
> For those of you familiar with Thompson and Ely's 2 volume Birds of
> Kansas, these will look familiar.
>
> http://www.ksbirds.org/checklist/maps/County_records.htm
>
> Using the county checklists I have created county dot maps for all
> 465 species documented in Kansas (excluding Gunnison Sage Grouse,
> Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet - I'll add those at some point
> for historical perspective.)  From the page listed above you can jump
> down to a family and then select your species of interest.  On the
> listing there is a number just ahead of the species name.  This
> indicates who many counties that species has been reported/docemented
> in.
>
> The maps are good sized, but your browser should scale it down to fit
> on your screen.  The individual maps are simply graphics files, I
> have not tried to place each map on an html page (that's further
> along on the spinoff projects.)  The maps are jpeg files, if you want
> to save them on your own computer, right clicking on the specific map
> allows you to "Save target as.." and then you have it.
>
> At this point these are sight records only.  Breeding records will be
> added later, WITH the one exception that I experimented with Yellow-
> headed Blackbird just to see how I might add breeding records.
>
> I'm sure some of you will really enjoy these maps - I had a lot of
> fun making them and they are very "eye-opening".  If you have any
> questions, comments, suggestions - drop me a note!
>
> Chuck
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