--- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, Bob Barnes wrote:
> HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!! The rules were broken in several ways and Silver
> Saddle staff made me aware of these breaking of the rules. More nails in the
coffin toward the final death of birding at Galileo.
We have a similar problem here in San Diego County with Cabrillo National
Monument, and somewhat with Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Rules for birding are established by one group, and the rest of the world has no
clue what was agreed to. With over 1500 SDBirds members (more members than
actual number of birders in the County). People are still unaware of the
agreements and rules that were made for those locations.
Calbirds has almost 2300 members, KernCoBird has just over 370 members, and with
the messages going out world-wide via other outlets, this doesn't mean all
bird-watchers, birders,& tour groups are paying attention to these messages and
these rules that were sent out via these groups.
While I'm truly appreciative that Silver Saddles does still allow for birders to
go out there, maybe a suggestion of, them putting up a sign at the entrance,
telling birders what their rules are. Maybe the Kern County Audubon (if there is
one) can even pay for the signage. This way, no one can say, that they did not
know the rules.
Just a suggestion,
San Diego, CA