VISMIG through a Pennine Moorland Clough.
The VisMig group is for use by those with an active interest in visible
migration of birds. Visible migration is essentially bird movement that
can be counted - e.g. 255 Redwings west in 1 hour. It does not include
stopovers of ducks and geese at reservoirs, or falls of night migrants
(warblers and the like) as their migration is invisible (until we all
have a personal radar!). The expanding activity of nocturnal aud-mig (the identification and recording of night flying migrants on call) in the UK is however of interest.
At the moment, the group is focussed on observers in the north of
England - especially those counting vis migration over inland sites
in the Pennines, but we are interested for comparison, in receiving
information from anywhere in the UK or Ireland...
The aim of the group this autumn (autumn 2012) is to improve
communication by exchange of information and discussion daily on
interesting movements, larger numbers than usual, interesting species
etc. so that all observers (or "spotteurs" as we're called in France)
are aware of what's happening elsewhere as it happens. This information should be
posted on this Yahoo group in the form of a simple paragraph.
TESTING - TESTINGThe VisMig newsgroup is
experimental. It has been equiped with most of the tools and
information sources (at the click of a mouse) to assist all to
appreciate the background behind the movements and hopefully induce
even more enjoyment from this compulsive birding activity.
WHEN APPLYING TO JOIN PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION, NAME AND SPECIFIC INTEREST.
WHY NOT JOIN IN NOW !!
- Jul 17, 2002
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