I'll add my congrats!
Will we get to see that book on CCBO Steve?
If people havn't bothered to send anything on to Steve for this publication
would you all please take a couple of hours to write a bit or sketch a bit
and forward your contributions to Steve. Steve and Mary have gone above and
beyond for birders for many years so the least we can all do is give a bit
back and help contribute to what would be an magnificant resource for
current and future birders visiting our flagship bird observatory.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Wing" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland
> thanks for the plug, Paul! Hoping to get my copy today...
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Paul Walsh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Just got my copy - nearly 600 pages, writeups on 18 currently
>> 'accredited' observatories, including nice chapters on Cape (Steve) &
>> Copeland (Neville McKee). Credit is given to Steve for pushing for the
>> update (of 1976 original). Big days/months and other evocative text,
>> plus detailed appendices that really put things in context - e.g. Cape
>> with 7 firsts for "B&I" is beaten only by Fair Isle (26!), next on list
>> is Portland (5). 308 species at Cape beats Calf of Man (269) and Isle
>> of May (279), among others. Copeland with 2 firsts matches Dungeness
>> and Spurn so not doing too badly either (despite only 207 species). 20
>> pages of ringing totals (up to 2008) - e.g. Cape accounts for 5 of the 8
>> Red-eyed Vireos ever ringed at the 18 obss, though "only" 4 (albeit
>> highest obs total) of the 14 American warblers ringed.
>> Inspiration for October - and what's left of September (when Cape is
>> "vastly undermanned" in Steve's words).