Hi Pete, no, thought I'd keep it simple. If someone wanted to do one, fine.
Or they could just do a 24hr, but do it in one spot :-)
BTW are you interested in participating - I'm planning on doing the 8hr and
might need someone in team.
On Thursday, 17 September 2015, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> No Big Sit event this year, Tim?
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On 14 Sep 2015, at 2:12 pm, Timothy Dolby <
> > Hi bird fams, It's time.The Victorian Twitchathon is back! And we're
> > to help save the Mallee Emu-wren and our mallee birds! This year we want
> > raise money for research on these unique birds (see
> > http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/threatened-mallee-birds) and the
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 8-hr event is slightly more sedate event where you can count up the
> > of birds you’ve seen in a casual days birding, or actively try to
> > 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
> > 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
> the event can be
> > found on Birdlife Victoria web page:
> > Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. So, for
> > benefit of the threatened mallee birds and the chance to have some
> > fantastic birding fun, get involved!
> > Cheers, Tim Dolby
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