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  1. Ocular-Binocular Manual LINK
    DATE: Sep 4, 2018 @ 8:07am, 2 month(s) ago
    Over two decades ago, seeing there was a lack of a binocular lab for field
    biology students comparable to what biology students get for microscopes,
    I put together a workshop to fill that void. I posted my initial attempt
    in Aug 1996 to BirdChat and revised the document the next month.
    I think its time for a revision!!! I just posted this to BirdChat
    and want to share it with my fellow California birders as well.
    I hope this is of value to students, teachers, nature
    guide leaders, docent trainers, birders, and anyone interested in
    free to share this and use it!!
    32 page manual can be found on my Dropbox account at
    may show you a message trying to get you to join after a few seconds, if so,
    scroll down and just click on No thanks, continue to view, then hopefully you
    will see on the upper right in blue a Sign in and next to it Download, ...
    open the Download and click on Direct download to get a copy, and then
    you either can open with Word or Save File and go from there.
    Point, CA
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-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.