[birding] [Fwd: Field notes compilations updated on OFO website]

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Mon Sep 29 10:30:40 PDT 2008


Hello folks,

Since 2006, Oregon Field Ornithologists' journal /Oregon Birds/ carries
a statewide summary of bird observations, expertly written by Dave
Irons.  Dave's statewide reports, by general agreement, give a thought-
provoking and enjoyable synthesis of Oregon bird happenings, and are
much easier to digest than the detailed regional compilations that were
previously printed for each of nine regions of the state.

The detailed regional compilations are still published on-line, in a
spreadsheet format which is more readily useful, if you're interested in
making your own analysis of bird observation data.

I've just updated OFO's website, to bring this up to date with regional
compilations that have been produced since February. To browse and/or
download these compilations, go to: 

  www.oregonbirds.org/FieldNotes/FieldNotesStatewide.html

I'll appreciate your comments on the usefulness of the different formats
in which these are provided (Excel spreadsheet, generic CSV spreadsheet,
HTML, and PDF). The end goal is to make these compilations, as well as
past regional compilations, available in a web-based database that will
allow for searches and queries without the need to download all of the
data -- but this is a long-term project.

Happy browsing,
Joel

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Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis




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