This article is from the Birds FAQ, by Lanny Chambers with numerous contributions by others.
BIRDCHAT is one of a family of mailing lists dedicated to wild birds.
BIRDCHAT is for discussion of general wild-bird topics; the subjects
are much like those raised on rec.birds, but the tone is substantially
more serious. It is not forbidden to post an article both to BIRDCHAT
and rec.birds if the content is not frivolous.
BIRDEAST, BIRDCNTR, and BIRDWEST, other mailing lists in the family,
contain reports of rare birds (transcribed by volunteers from hotlines)
from eastern, central, and western North America, respectively.
To subscribe to BIRDCHAT, send a message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU
containing this command:
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To unsubscribe, send this message:
BIRDCHAT subscriptions can generate many e-mail messages to you per day.
If you would like to receive only one daily message which will contain
all of that day's traffic, send this message after subscribing:
SET BIRDCHAT DIGEST
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See also EuroBirdNet below.