A Continental Twitching First

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Subject: A Continental Twitching First
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 05:46:35 +1000
John McAllister wrote:
This e-mail got me thinking - where is the division between eastern and
western hemispheres?  0 Deg longitude would be my first thought but this
would be a bit inconvenient ...

You're quite correct, the eastern and western hemispheres are divided by
the Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude):

As the Red-footed Falcon has been found in Ireland before, it wasn't
the Red-footed Falcon's western hemisphere debut.  (It would be it's
North American debut, I think, which is more impressive geographically
- but apparently not good copy.)


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