FW: birdingpals changes

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: FW: birdingpals changes
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:13:11 +1000
I have dropped Knud Rasmussen (Birdingpal developer and convenor, based in
Toronto) a note asking him what the official position is. I'll convey his
response to the list when I receive it. Richard




-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Dave Torr
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2013 4:26 PM
To: Russ Lamb
Subject: birdingpals changes


Very poor - although it does cost money to run a site. I have used it a lot
in the past and have just had an email from a US birder - he did not mention
the fee though.



On 30 August 2013 15:52, Russ Lamb < <>
> wrote:


> It appears that birders wanting to access fellow birders via the 

> birdingpals website now have to pay a fee. I tested this by attempting 

> to contact myself to see if I could take myself birding and ,yes 

> indeed, it now seems that a fee is payable before access is granted to 

> a registered birdingpal.

> So whereas in the past I could freely communicate with myself about 

> birding activity, I now have to pay someone $10 for this privelege (it 

> would appear to be a yearly fee).

>   I would have thought that the birdingpals  administrator(s) would 

> have informed registered birdingpals of this significant change. 

> Although not very regular, previous communications from the birdingpal 

> administrator have at least notified of significant changes in the 

> operation of the scheme.

>  Does anyone know what's the go with this?

> Russ Lamb, Maleny



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