NYSbirds-L – List Welcome and Basics
Welcome to NYSbirds-L!
NYSbirds-L is an email list (the List) focused on the discussion of birds and birding in and around New York State.
The primary purpose of the List is to disseminate information about wild bird sightings in and around New York State in a timely manner and to provide an effective electronic forum for New York State area birders.
Questions and limited discussion on topics such as bird behavior, identification, conservation, and distribution, especially as these subjects relate to wild birds in and around New York State, are welcomed and encouraged. The List is not for the discussion of pet birds.
Ultimately, the determination of what is and is not appropriate to discuss on the List, and when a discussion should end, will be made by the Listowner.
List Information and Rules
For additional information and rules of the List, including information about archives and list settings, please visit the following page:
NYSbirds-L – Information and Rules
In order to become a subscriber of the List, you must do the following:
JOIN “Your Name”
For specific details on subscription configuration and customization, please visit the following page:
NYSbirds-L – Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
In order to remove your email address from the List, you must do the following:
Posting Messages to the List
In order to contribute a message for all subscribers to read, you must do the following:
1. Create a new message, addressed to:
2. Type in a pertinent subject heading.
3. Type your information into the body of the message. Be sure to identify any necessary location information if this message is sighting-related.
4. As a courtesy, please sign all messages with your name and your location (City or Town and State), if this information is not already included in your signature.
5. Send your message. Depending upon your subscription configuration, you will receive a copy of your message once it has been distributed.
If you are new to the list, it is generally advised to observe the List activities for a week before posting a message. Doing so will allow you to become familiar with how the List is being used.
PLEASE NOTE: There are well over 500 email addresses subscribed to the List. Make sure that your message is appropriate and intended for all subscribers on the List.
Questions, Concerns or Comments
All questions, concerns or comments about the List, must be directed to the current Listowner, Chris Tessaglia-Hymes, at email@example.com.
Please do not post any List-related or subscriber-related issues directly to the List. It is imperative that these be directed to the Listowner, in order to keep the List orderly and flowing smoothly.
If there are any questions specifically about the functioning of the Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) Lyris Server, please contact the Cornell List Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy NYSbirds-L and good birding!
Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes