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Subject:

Re: Green Big Year

From:

tfberriman <[log in to unmask]>

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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:17:37 -0400

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Martha

 

You can make up your own rules for a Big Year whether it is for a city,
county, state or country. The American Birding Association has guidelines  &
rules if you want your personal effort to be listed under the ABA. (Remember
that line from the book & movie The Big Year: Your list is your list.)
Before there was ebird most birders keep written records of their sightings
throughout the year with relevant data for each sighting. This was not a
very hard thing to do in fact the ABA does still sell the ABA Area Trip List
booklet for quick recording of what species you have seen during a
particular birding effort. Many birders don't even need to record a list of
what they have seen during each day as they can use this booklet at the end
of the day and remember all they have seen. Rare birds or unusual sightings
still had to be accepted by record committees once those were established.
Big Year's usually have to be a calendar year beginning New Year's at
Midnight. (January 1st)

My friend is also birding some by automobile (you can't help but bird if you
see something new or different while in a car) But he is not counting any
birds seen in a car or by driving to a bird spot by car to the Green Big
Year List.  At the link he gives some info on how he is attempting to do his
Green Year. I hope this answers your questions.

 

http://sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08
:00
<http://sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-0
8:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=1>
&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=1 

 

Tom

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