John Weigel North American Big Year

To: Birding Aus <>, A Smith <>
Subject: John Weigel North American Big Year
From: "" <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 22:54:47 +0000
Lucky Bastard!!

As if we are not jealous enough after him doing 2 aussie big years and now an 
American one!!

I just have to wait for an enormous lotto win, retirement and divorce and I'm 
going to do the same thing!!

Ken Cross

---- A Smith <> wrote: 
> Did anyone know that John Wiegel is currently undertaking a North American 
> Big Year? Olaf Danielson is undertaking a big year and blogging as ‘The Bad 
> Weather Big Year.' This was taken from Olaf’s blog…

'I should still be up on the year birders this year except for the Aussie 
Champion now listing in the dark. I haven't run into him but now heard of him 
twice, secretly sneaking around.  I didn’t think he could have me but he did 
get the Hawaiian [petrel].  Was in Newfy twice....I have already added to my 
budget due to him and what seems like his unlimited resources.  I planned on 
zooming through my home territory birds, saying hi to the family, and heading 
back out before I got stuck on planned trips.  I could now not let up even for 
an instant.  I may not break a record but I vow not to be out-listed by an 
Australian for the year.  I at least want to have the 2016 really big year, so 
sorry. ....I think him listing dark is a mistake as maybe rightly, I assume he 
is got everything and as such, I need to keep not only plugging but charging, 
he will be up on me in mind until he admits his list so I cannot let up for an 

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