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While this accomplishment is a great one, and Fred is to be congratulated, it pales in comparison to the contributions Fred and Chris have made over the years to conservation, education, mentoring and friendship within and far beyond the Vermont birding community. Thank you, Fred.

> On Nov 27, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Kay Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Truly amazing, inspirational and awesome. Thx for sharing. Kay in Hinesburg 
> 
> Kay [log in to unmask]
> On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Chris Rimmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> 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
> 
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> Chris Rimmer
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x202
> http://vtecostudies.org/
>