March 1989 – vol. 82, issue 3, pp 134–134 Unfortunately, birdwatching is becoming the victim of its own success. The advent of a telephone information service has meant that news of rarities no longer travels in slowly increasing concentric circles. Previously, news was disseminated in such a way that manageable numbers of birders visited a site at any one time. Nowadays, several hundred people can descend on an area within a couple ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.