Birding Aus <>
Lawrie Conole <>
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:51:44 +1000
I've seen little discussion on this list so far in 2004 about the
approaching Twitchathon - no bragging or attempted intimidation - or
indeed much at all about how much $$$$ is to be collected for bird
conservation projects around the country. None that is except for the
odd plea from organisers for a bit of interest!!
This is the first year in years that I will not actually be fielding a
team in the Victorian Twitchathon, and that feels a bit odd. It's
usually a highlight of the year (and not just because we often WIN -
there's the bragging out of the way early). This year I'm just a bit
too busy with other matters (work & family) to get organised to enter.
I normally try to spruik up a bit of interest on this list each year -
send out the challenge for other teams to have a crack at mine, etc. So
this year it's from the sidelines, but nonetheless I want to encourage
as many people to participate as possible. Get a team together and have
a bit of fun on the weekend trawling your favourite birding spots for
the big tally - make sure you sponsor a team or two - and talk about the
event to other potential sponsors.
Is there any competive spirit out there? I'd like to see a bit of
Twitchathon rhetoric trotted out on Birding-Aus - so we can assess the
contenders before placing our bets.
Details about the Victorian event can be found here:
http://www.babblersnest.com/ (follow the Twitchathon link from the top
of the page)
or by contacting the Victorian organiser Tim Dolby <>
Some misty-eyed sentimentalism about past events (from me) is (out of
date, but) here:
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology
Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd.
Flora and Fauna Consultants
88B Station Street
FAIRFIELD VIC 3078 Australia
Ph: (03) 9489 4191; Mob: (0419) 588 993
Fax: (03) 9481 7679
ABN 83 006 757 142
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