Hi bird fams, It's time.The Victorian Twitchathon is back! And we're aiming
to help save the Mallee Emu-wren and our mallee birds! This year we want to
raise money for research on these unique birds (see
http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/threatened-mallee-birds) and the Mallee
IBAs. As you know, the Mallee IBAs are important bird areas that are in
danger (see http://birdlife.org.au/ibas-in-danger).
So, it's time to dust off those binos, polish up those rusty bird
identification skills, consult your birding friends, and form a twitchathon
team! Get your entries in for the 2015 Twitchathon now! The Birdlife
Victoria twitchathon will be held on the weekend of 7 and 8 November 2015!
There will be two events in the 2015 Victorian Twitchathon, a 24-hr race
and an 8-hr race.
In the 24-hr event you can either combine a couple of casual days
birdwatching and have some fun. Or alternatively be more competitive and do
a lot of traveling to cover as many habitat types as possible to find as
many species as you can within a 24-hr period, which is also great fun. The
8-hr event is slightly more sedate event where you can count up the number
of birds you’ve seen in a casual days birding, or actively try to identify
as many bird species as possible within an 8-hr period. Whatever way you
choose to run a twitchathon, remember all the money raised through
sponsorship will go to a very important cause, our threatened mallee birds.
Entering is easy. Simply contact me and I will provide you with details
about how to register. I can be reached on: (M) 0448801674 (if I don’t
answer, please leave a message), or (H) (03) 9489 3830. You can also email
at For further details about the event can be
found on Birdlife Victoria web page:
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. So, for the
benefit of the threatened mallee birds and the chance to have some
fantastic birding fun, get involved!
Cheers, Tim Dolby
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