Pocket PC for bird calls

Subject: Pocket PC for bird calls
From: Howard & Jill PLOWRIGHT <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 22:08:09 +1100
I note the recent correspondence on this subject and comment on cost and copyright amongst other matters. In general it must be stressed that CDs are compiled after an immense amount of time and effort. Many people have contributed, for instance, to the BOCA series, and on the basis that it is an educational tool. Professional, commercial CDs are also available and once again for individual use; one should respect the expertise, time and effort put into the production.. I can assure all readers that when these factors are taken into account the cost to the public is in no way excessive. Enjoy the content but don't abuse the privilege accorded you by the expertise of others. With reference to mention of the BOCA CD set; that set is not yet complete. The tenth and final CD will be published very soon but it is pertinent to stress that this is a Field Guide, intended to assist bird watchers develop skills in recognition of birds via their calls. BOCA does not, and never has, advocated use of this field guide for call-up purposes. Use your ears, identify the species, then learn to look in the correct area; it should not be necessary to further invade their space.
Howard Plowright
Editor: Field Guide to Australian Birdsong(BOCA)
Secretary: Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group Inc.

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