birding programs

Subject: birding programs
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 09:01:05 +1000 (EST)
With respect to the people who write and sell these type of programs I
reckon that bird-watchers are much better off making up their own
files/programs to record the bids they have seen, as for example by getting
text files of bird-lists and inserting them in tables in a word-processing
program, or in a database.

My reasoning? The best thing in the world, obviously, is watching birds, but
we can't do that all the time, worse luck. So anything we can do at home
which is still connected with bird-watching is the next best thing, and
fiddling around on the computer with bird-lists is one of these. Anything
which saves you time in this department is counterproductive. When I get
back from a trip I'm fiddling around for weeks with my lists.

John Leonard


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Woden, ACT 2606

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