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    tamsea
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    I remember we talked about this when it was almost complete. Have you seen the final product and is it very different then the incomplete power point was? Just curious. I’m at a Ohio Bluebird Conference and just thinking again about being prepared in case I’m ever asked to give a talk on bluebirds. I see it’s $10. The Ohio Bluebird Society is going to make their own ….no idea how good it will be.

    Tammy

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    River
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    I was told many, many times that the Powerpoint presentation was “almost finished”, but after two years of bugging the folks up there, I gave up. Then I see NABS finally gets it done but I was disappointed to see that they were charging for it, when it should be free, especially to affiliates. I haven’t seen it. And now I will pinch my lips and say no more about NABS (more correctly I’ll just stop typing).

    Fred
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    dogsandbirds
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    Sitting on hands works, Fred. I should know as I have done that many times! You can probably name incidents.

    Gin
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    River
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    Yeah, Gin. How right you are.

    Fred
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    tamsea
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    I agree. I’m not a member so I can see charging me but if they are wanting their members to go out in their communities and teach about bluebirds then it should be free to them. I’m wondering if the OBS one will cost too? It would be good if at the least we could see it before we buy it. Thanks to you I have a hint of what the NABS one is like.

    Tammy

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    The Original Bluebird Nut
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    I haven’t seen the NABS presentation personally, but I was able to dig up some information on it. One of our long-time members (Bet), who we rarely see any more because she’s so busy, had some role in preparing the content. An NYSBS member who saw a rough draft of the text of the presentation estimated that the program would take about half an hour if presented to an audience where questions are asked. The text itself would probably take about 15 minutes to read through without stopping for questions. An outline of the contents is as follows:

    Sections of program on:
    a. Why bluebirds and history
    b. Bluebird biology
    c. Helping bluebirds
    d. Predators and competitors
    e. Conclusion

    She also said there’s not much in the program on Mountain and Western bluebirds – just their range and their need for slightly different nest boxes. The focus is on EABL.

    She didn’t see any of the photos that go along with the text, but knowing Bet, if she had anything to do with the selection they are probably quite good – she has a great collection from all over. All in all, probably worth the investment…but that’s second- and third-hand opinion.

    Hope that helps!


    Central NY
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    tamsea
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    Thanks. I got a little taste of what it was like earlier but have no idea of the finished product.

    Tammy

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