[Tweeters] WOS Monthly Meeting, Mon., Feb. 7 to feature Cornell Lab’s Birds of the World and the Washington Dashboard

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The wintry weather and the Covid pandemic may have clipped our wings somewhat but if they have not dampened your
desire to learn more about birds from the comfort of your home, the Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) warmly
invites you to join us on Feb. 7 when we’ll learn about two powerful online birding resources:  Cornell Lab’s Birds of the
World and the Washington Dashboard.

Washington Ornithological Society members now enjoy free access to Birds of the World, the world’s most comprehensive
ornithology resource.  Laura Kammermeier, our guest speaker from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will show how this
authoritative but accessible resource can help deepen our understanding of birds’ life histories, learn families and
subspecies, examine songs, calls and identification features, and find updated range maps.  Laura will give us a tour of this
impressively dynamic resource and demonstrate some of its lesser-known features.

Our second speaker will be WOS member and Zella M. Schultz Award recipient, Randy Robinson.  Randy created the
Washington Dashboard that went live in 2015.  It is based on sightings submitted to eBird from anywhere in Washington
State and it makes those sightings available within a few hours.  The sightings can also be searched using a variety of
appropriate filters.  Please join us and learn how to take full advantage of this wonderful, user-friendly resource.

What:  Cornell Lab’s Birds of the World and the Washington Dashboard
When:  Monday, February 7, 7:30 pm via Zoom (Sign-in begins at 7:15 pm)

WOS Monthly Meetings remain open to all as we continue to welcome the wider birding community to join us online.

For login information, go to http://wos.org/about-wos/monthly-meetings/.  While there, if you are not yet a member of
WOS, I hope you will consider becoming one.

Please join us!

Vicki King
WOS Program Coordinator

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