This text messaging is the reason why I saw   GYRFALCON...AMERICAN AVOCET...
and many others. I know it gets posted to this email list too...but the rapid 
of the text messages has hit me when I am in the field and at times not far from
where the rare bird is being seen. hate to see it go...even though I am not in 
the local area
up there. 

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:52 PM, Paul Anderson <> 


I hear from Jay that textmarks has in fact terminated the free
    service so we need to set up an alternative for CayugaRBA. I propose
    that the Cayuga Bird Club takes on the responsibility of setting
    this up and maintaining it for the long term. I understand there are
    free alternatives, at least for the present, so we would pursue one
    of these. If at some point in the future, no free service is
    available, the club would have to discuss and come to an agreement
    whether we would pay for it.

I am the Webmaster and now the President of the club, so making this
    happen would mainly fall to me.

I will of course share anything I learn with Oneida birders.


On 10/15/2013 10:18 PM, Judith Thurber wrote:

Dave,  if 50 birders put up $5 each could oneidarba and cayugarba share one 
"textmark account"?  I think if mentioned at meetings there would be enough 
interest to keep an alert system going.   (By the way, would someone who has 
had my problem of not receiving these texts, but being able to generate them 
have that problem resolved?)

Just thinking out loud.

Judy Thurber

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:59 AM, Ann Mitchell <> wrote:

It is not good news. Who actually gets the money??

Ann Mitchell 
Sent from my IPhone

On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:36 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal <> wrote:

It depends on how much you love chasing birds and if you think it is worth $250 
a year! CayugaRBA usage is low except for one guy (I want to think it is a guy) 
who keeps posting messages that he is busy in a meeting!
Otherwise we can resort back to phone tree or mass texting or emailing as now a 
day’s everyone has emailing capacity on their phones! 
[] On Behalf Of Gary Kohlenberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:21 AM
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?
I hadn’t heard this yet and it isn’t good news for our RBA system.  RIP 
OneidaRBA text message system 
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: 
Textmarks has informed users of free text alerts that these are expiring 
October 15th. The only options to continue are $250+ per year and current usage 
of OneidaRBA implies that is too high. I believe this change will also affect 
CayugaRBA. I'll report back if any good options surface.

David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY

Paul Anderson, VP of Engineering, GrammaTech, Inc.
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