Before I post all the pictures, I wanted to mention that I created a big post outside of the blog feature for birders in the Western New York area that want to join the network. It has information about the WNYBIRDS text alert system and a bunch of great stuff. It should prove a great resource to send to people instead of explaining it or typing it out each time. The post is located under "Big Posts" on my website, and will always be there. You can see the post here:
Western New York Birding Resources.