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I loved this! What an amazing feat! That it took eight years to complete is especially wonderful. 


This may be short since it was sent via iPhone. 

Julie Cadwallader Staub


> On Nov 26, 2019, at 8:26 PM, R Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐Thank you, Chris, for sharing this story.
> 
> ruth stewart in Bennington Co.
> 
>> On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 7:59 PM Chris Rimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Many Vermont birders already know of Fred (Pat) Pratt's and Team Pipit's
>> recent birding feat, becoming the first person/team to record 150+ species
>> in each of Vermont's 14 counties in a single calendar year. Pat's sighting
>> last Sunday of 2 Northern Shovelers on Lake Paran brought him to him 150
>> species for the year in Bennington County, capping a quest that began in
>> 2011 to reach this goal in all 14 counties. Such a monumental achievement
>> demands to be celebrated, and communicated widely! Read more at
>> 
>> https://vtecostudies.org/blog/team-pipits-extraordinary-birding-feat-150-species-in-all-14-vermont-counties/
>> .
>> 
>> I know the entire Vermont birding community joins VCE in congratulating Pat
>> and Team Pipit on a feat that is both astounding and inspiring!
>> 
>> In awestruck admiration,
>> Chris
>> 
>> ________________________
>> 
>> Chris Rimmer
>> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
>> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
>> 802.649.1431 x202
>> http://vtecostudies.org/
>>