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From: "Sam Barrocas" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 4:55 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Great Texas Birding Classic!
> Greetings all!
> Hope everyone one saw some amazing birds on their April vacations. I am
> posting to let everyone on VT Bird Listserv know how the VINS youth
> birding team did in Texas this year. Five teens and two chaperone's
> (including Chip Darmstadt from North Branch Nature Center) went down to
> the lower Rio Grande Valley and scouted for a week, and ended with a 24
> hour competition on Saturday. Our Team (sponsored by Nikon Optics) saw
> 200 species in 24 hours!! We placed second in our youth division and
> fourth out of all the teams involved this year. we saw many amazing birds
> while in Texas. Just few are:
> - Aplomado Falcon
> - Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
> - Cinnamon Teal
> - Swallow Tailed Kite
> - Altamira Orioles and much more..
> i would like to take this time to thank VINS for making this trip
> possible, and i encourage anyone who wishes to get involved with
> activities facilitated by VINS. if you haven't already you might think
> about taking part in the VT Birdathon this year. It's a great way to get
> involved with local birding and become more familiar with Vermont
> Anyways hope you all have an enjoyable spring migration and Hooray for
> Vermont birders.
> Sam T. Barrocas
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