<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society Newsletter
Newsletter of the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society
LDBWS on the Web
Autumn 2000
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Do you have access to the internet? If so, did you know that the Society has its own internet pages at http://libweb.lancs.ac.uk/ldbws.htm

We also have an email address: ldbws@yahoo.co.uk

What's on our web pages?

The web pages contain information on our programme of winter meetings, the LDBWS Newsletter, current surveys undertaken by the Society, the aims of the Society, a list of Society publications and a membership form for non-members. The Society's recently published Checklist (available in printed form at 3 at Society meetings) is also available in full on our web pages, giving details of all species recorded in the district from 1989 to 1999. There is also the historical "Checklist of Checklists", which provides a list of all birds recorded in our area up to the end of 1999. A map of the area, showing sites of ornithological interest is also available. For recent sightings in our area, John Mason provides a local bird news page. LDBWS Reality Birders can also check their scores online on John's pages.

Links to other websites

We also have links to national ornithological organisations such as the British Ornithologists' Union (including the BOU British List), the RSPB, BTO and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Local sites include Birdline North West, Cumbria Bird Club, Dee Estuary Birdwatching Guide, Greater Manchester Birds Page, North West Swan Study Group, plus John Girdley's Birds of Sunderland Point. John also provides birding trip reports on his excellent Birdtours.co.uk site. There are also links to several national/international birding links sites, plus the excellent Birdguides, Focalpoint and UK Birdwatching Links sites that both provide pager information (updated constantly from BirdNet in the case of Birdguides), plus special offers on books and videos etc. You can also register your email address with Focalpoint to receive daily emails of rare birds in the U.K.

Do you have any suggestions, or even your own birding web page?

If you have a computer with internet access, then have a look at our web pages. If you have any suggestions for good birding links, or have your own birding web pages, then email me at ldbws@yahoo.co.uk and I will consider them for inclusion on our Society links page.

Ken Harrison

Photographs and the LDBWS Annual Report

If you have any good bird photographs taken recently in our area, which would be suitable for inclusion in the Annual Report, please contact Ken Harrison or Jon Carter. They do not need to be of rare birds, although we do favour (mainly) rarities for the centre spread. A good bird "portrait format" photograph is also needed for the front cover. Slides and prints are acceptable.




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