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Leslie Koller


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Hazelwood" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Reflective and historical data from TN-Birds Net


>A quick and dirty tally from on-line sources
>
> Missouri (MOBirds-L):  472 posts as of this evening for the month of 
> April; MO's population as of 12/2000: 5,595,211; 28 CBCs in 2005-2006; and 
> 13 Audubon Chapters
>
> Susan Hazelwood, MOBirds-L List Owner
> Columbia, MO
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Leslie Keith Koller" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:56 PM
> Subject: Fw: [TN-Bird] Reflective and historical data from TN-Birds Net
>
>
>> I'd be very interested in knowing where Missouri falls on this list...Is 
>> there a way to retrieve the data???
>>
>> Leslie Koller
>> Sikeston, Missouri
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Wallace Coffey" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: "TN-birds" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 6:04 PM
>> Subject: [TN-Bird] Reflective and historical data from TN-Birds Net
>>
>>
>>> TN-Birders:
>>> The following data reflects general information about the frequency of 
>>> posting
>>> to bird lists by states (North Carolina and South Carolina share one 
>>> list and have one state bird club for both states).
>>>
>>> The chart begins with a relative name for each listserv and then the 
>>> number of
>>> messages posted so far for the month of April 2006.  It follows with 
>>> state population and then, obviously, Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) from 
>>> this past winter.  You will
>>> also find the number of Audbon local chapters in the states.  Enjoy 
>>> thinking about it.
>>>
>>> Virginia birding list              430    pop:    7,078,515    CBC 40 
>>> Audubon Ch 7
>>> Carolina birds (NC/SC)      426    pop:   12,061,325   CBC 69   Audubon 
>>> Ch 13
>>> Arkansas birds                   358    pop:     2,673,400   CBC 19 
>>> Audubon Ch  8
>>> Georgia  birds                    343     pop:     8,186,453   CBC  25 
>>> Audubon Ch  9
>>> Tennessee birds                337    pop:    5,689,283     CBC 28 
>>> Audubon Ch 3
>>> West Virginia birds             235    pop:   1,808,235    CBC  18 
>>> Audubon Ch 2
>>> Kentucky birds                    122    pop:   4,041,769    CBC  13 
>>> Audubon Ch 6
>>> Alabama birds                       97    pop:   4,468,976    CBC  13 
>>> Audubon Ch 5
>>>
>>> It is obvious that states with larger populations and probably good 
>>> birding areas (costal, etc.) will have have frequent posting.  But there 
>>> are dozens of other factors which influence the number of posts.  We 
>>> could look at the number of backyard bird counts and feeder watch 
>>> stations, etc. to get some idea about active birders in each state. 
>>> That would be more time consuming.
>>>
>>> Perhaps large metro areas like Northern Virginia not only have lots of 
>>> birders but many of the birders may not know one another.  So 
>>> individuals do not feel a lot of exposure if they are posting to a large 
>>> list.  And Northern Virginia also includes a population of 522,000 
>>> people in the Nation's Capitol with birders from that area mainly 
>>> participating on the Virginia and Maryland lists.  They probably do the 
>>> majority of their birding in those adjacent states due to less habitat 
>>> and access in Washington DC.
>>>
>>> Areas of states with few bird clubs and very centralized birders may 
>>> makes some birders feel much exposure.  Some individuals may be fearful 
>>> of being out on a limb or concerned about background critique.
>>>
>>> It is hard to determine the impact of state bird clubs upon such lists. 
>>> In Virginia, many of the local bird clubs are actually local Audubon 
>>> Chapters which are affiliated with the state ornithological society. 
>>> The Carolinas also function as one state bird club and what might be 
>>> seen as a single community of birders at "one" state level from two 
>>> states.
>>> Tennessee has a very old state ornithological society (1915) and has 
>>> never had many Audubon Chapters.
>>>
>>> There are dozens of other considerations.
>>>
>>>                                        TN-BIRDS NET AND WEBSITES
>>>
>>> Tennessee is one of the nation's oldest state birding lists on the 
>>> internet.  It was originally online as Valley Birds Net and was the list 
>>> for many eastern states and southern states before they could establish 
>>> their own list.
>>>
>>> Valley Birds Net came to a close when Tennessee and Virginia list owners 
>>> jointly agreed to move to the state level with state identifications. 
>>> Valley Birds Net then became known as TN-Birds and Virginia started its 
>>> own list.  A few other states then followed and began establishing their 
>>> own lists within weeks.
>>>
>>> At it's peak, Valley Birds Net served all of the Appalachian areas from 
>>> New York, and Pennsylvania to Georgia  and Alabama.  Valley Birds Net 
>>> continue and changes its name to the Tennessee list.
>>>
>>> Working with Alice Kirby, we also created the nationwide list known as 
>>> Hurricane Net and the national list for the Hawk Migration Association 
>>> of North America (Aug 1996).  The first website for the Hawk Migration 
>>> Association (Nov 1996) was put online as was the first official website 
>>> for the Tennessee Ornithological Society (Sep 1995).
>>>
>>>                                    AND THE BEAT GOES ON
>>>
>>> From a historical perspective......the Olcoot, Jeff Wilson / TLBA, from 
>>> Bartlett in West Tennessee has been here virtually since day one.  If 
>>> you don't know, what the TLBA stands for it is " the luckiest birder 
>>> alive." :-)
>>>
>>> Jeff Wilson has always been the list's most productive participant.  His 
>>> 855 post to TN-Birds since Feb. 1, 2002, reflects some of the state's 
>>> best birding and most dedicated efforts of continually sharing with all 
>>> of us. His total posts does not include nearly perhaps another thousand 
>>> on the original Valley Birds Net and the Tennessee list when we operated 
>>> on a previous listserv.  All of that together represents thousands of 
>>> hours afield and countless hundreds of hours at his computer.
>>>
>>> Let's go birding......
>>>
>>> Wallace Coffey
>>> Moderator TN-Birds Net
>>> Tennessee Ornithological Society
>>> Bristol, TN
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