Birdlife Victoria

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Subject: Birdlife Victoria
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:36:57 +1100
Hi birders,


It's that time of year again to start planning your entry in this year's
Birdlife Victoria Twitchathon. This year we are running three competitions -
the 24-hour Twitchathon, the 8-hour Twitchathon, and for the first time, a
Big Sit! This year the competition will be run over the weekend of 16th and
17th November.


The idea of a Big Sit is that instead of traipsing all over the state, your
team remains within a 5.2m (17 foot) circle for 24 hours! Hopefully you know
your teammates pretty well. The aim of the Big Sit is still to identify as
many species as possible within the 24 hour period, but without moving - so
this competition would appeal to those that are either not able to or don't
want to spend their weekend driving.


The second major change that we've made to the competition this year is that
ALL team registration and ALL sponsorship is now done online using the
well-known charitable donation and sponsorship website, JustGiving. This has
the benefit of allowing teams to register right up to the last minute. The
other main benefit is that all sponsors will immediately receive their
receipt for tax deduction purposes.


Go to to register your team.
Detailed instructions for registering a team are available from


Once you have registered your team you will automatically create a web
address in the form of
Simply give this web address to your sponsors so that they can sponsor or
donate on behalf of your team. Detailed instructions for sponsoring a team
are also at


All proceeds from the BirdLife Victoria Twitchathon are used to fund
ornithological research in Victoria. Each year BirdLife Victoria selects a
number of tertiary students conducting bird-related research in Victoria and
funds part of their research projects. More details on this are also
available at


Good luck to all participating teams! Unfortunately I am overseas from now
until the week of the Twitchathon (which means the Gang-gang Gang will have
no time to scout our Twitchathon route prior to the event). If you have any
questions regarding the JustGiving web site, please contact Edward Elston at
BirdLife Australia National Office -  For
information or basic advice on the Twitchathon, please contact Tim Bawden -


Paul Dodd

Docklands, Victoria



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