Speaking of Upstate, I really appreciate Joan Collins's detailed updates
from Long Lake. Her writing near rivals Thoreau's. I always learn so much.

Thanks to everyone for keeping the bird broadcasts alive!

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 9:31 PM, Angus Wilson <oceanwander...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> New York is a large and geographically diverse state and I suspect one of
> the problems undermining the usefulness of this STATEWIDE list as well as
> contributing to the impression that it is principally focused on downstate,
> is the careless use of location information.
>
> Too often posts simply assume locations will be familiar to people living
> hundreds of miles away and make no effort to accommodate the wider
> readership. I suspect cross-posting to more localized lists (where this is
> less of a problem) is a contributing factor but in truth vague subject
> lines and location information has been a problem for years. Why should a
> birder in northern NY or far western NY be expected to know the name of
> some pond or beach on Long Island? Taking a few extra clicks to include the
> county or general region in the subject line makes a HUGE difference to the
> usefulness of the list as a news sharing tool. 'Me too' posts also
> contribute to the chatter but can be useful especially with noteworthy
> rarities.
>
> It would be nice to seem more information sharing from every corner of NYS
> to know what's happening in the broader sense. I suspect most folks don't
> have the bandwidth to subscribe to all the regional lists.
>
> Angus Wilson
> New York City
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