[Tweeters] Tweeters Archives

Kevin Purcell kevinpurcell at pobox.com
Thu Jan 31 16:09:11 PST 2013

On Jan 29, 2013, at 3:55 PM, Vincent Lucas wrote:

> What's up with the Tweeters archives? I've tried many a search on there with no success. As an example, I'm trying to find out more about the Northern Mockingbird and Rock Wren that were seen a year ago in Port Angeles, Clallam Co. I've tried searching the term "mockingbird" and "wren" as well as "Northern Mockingbird" and "Rock Wren" and I get no hits. Can anyone explain this and perhaps tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.


The searching software used by Pipermail for the Tweeters archives is not as good as you'd find in most modern systems.

I find it's easier to use Google site specific search on the Tweeters archive site for specific hits i.e. search of the text you want plus site://mailman1.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/

For example, try this search


Add more search terms to narrow the search to find a particular sighting (year? month?).

Not perfect but quite effective.
Kevin Purcell (Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA)
kevinpurcell at pobox.com | @kevinpurcell

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