[Tweeters] [ADMINISTRATIVE] New site for older Tweeters archives

Hal Opperman UW halop at uw.edu
Mon Aug 6 14:15:04 PDT 2018

The University of Washington notified us earlier this year that Tweeters was way overlimit in the size of the archives, and that it would soon be necessary to scrub a substantial number of older messages to get us back under the limit and allow growth for future years.

These archives provide a unique historical record of the Washington birding community back to the early 1994, when Tweeters debuted on the University of Washington listserv, and are consulted regularly by record keepers as well as by birders in general. Land-use planners, biologists from various agencies and organizations, educators, journalists and conservationists also find them valuable. We were anxious to find a way to preserve this resource in such a way that it would continue to be readily accessible.

We are pleased, and grateful, to be able to report that the Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) has generously undertaken to establish and maintain a new website for the purpose of hosting the historical Tweeters archives. As of today you may browse and search more than 150,000 emails from 1994 to 2017 at this address :


You will enjoy reading the full story of this development, as told by Jan Hadley in the latest issue of the WOS newsletter :


All messages from 2014 to the latest up-to-the minute postings will still be accessible to all (no subscription required) in the UW’s Tweeters archives at http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/ .

Please join us in thanking WOS for stepping up to provide this service. The archives tell our story as a community. They could not be in better hands.

Dan Victor and Hal Opperman
tweeters-owner at mailman1.u.washington.edu

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