Gary Oliver's birdshoot Challenge - Finish!!

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Subject: Gary Oliver's birdshoot Challenge - Finish!!
From: "Gary Oliver" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:24:10 +1000
Hi all,


Just to let everyone know that today was the last day of my 12 month
challenge to photograph as many wild Australian birds as I could. The
previous record as such was 377 which was the only published one I could
find going into this challenge. My wife (support person) and I began on 1st
September 2010 in Carisbrook, Victoria and finished today, 31st August 2011.
We travelled all around the country in our caravan and met and were helped
by many fellow twitchers.


My final count is 518. I also photographed three more which at this time
don't appear to be on the Christidis & Boles List. They were the Western
Grasswren, the Swan River Honeyeater and the Western Crested Shrike-tit.


Our thanks to everyone who has encouraged us on our journey and to those who
have in some way helped. I hope it sets a useful benchmark for the growing
number of us who enjoy photographing birds as well as observing them. 


Best regards,


Gary Oliver


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