birding-aus Twitchathon results (Victoria)

Subject: birding-aus Twitchathon results (Victoria)
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 11:30:20 +1100
Hi everybody -

Russell Thomson asked what the complete Victorian results were (sorry - I
do not have results from anywhere except Vic and north Queensland so far).
The following comes from Khalid Al-Dabbagh, organiser of the Twitchathon in


BA Twitchathon 1999 - Results (Victoria)

Five Main and one Champagne teams took part in the race as scheduled.  All
finished the race without problems.  Weather was fair. Results as follows:

Main Race

1. Common Driving-Petrolheads:  205 birds. Team: Lawrie Conole; Grant
Baverstock, Susan Myers, Stuart Dashper, Russell Woodford.  Best Bird:
Black  Honeyeater.

2. Bush Turkeys: 200 birds (after deducting 3 birds for being 13 minutes
late).  Team: Sean Dooley, P. Lansley, P. Peake, S. Stafford.  Best Bird:
Pied Honeyeater (winner of this year's "Best Bird").

3. Black-Tailed Upstarts:  178 birds.  Team: David Geering, Koren Mitchell,
Norm Cooney, Stuart Cooney.  Best Bird:  Striated Grasswren.

4. Very Serious Birdwatchers:  176 birds.  Team: M. Cameron, M. Hewish, E.
Kerr, C. Morley, J. Bottomley.  Best Bird:  Sanderling.

5. Glamorous Reed Warblers:  118 birds.  Team: Greg Pyers, Dianne Smith,
Brier Gough, Bob Gott.  Best Bird:  Buff-banded Rail. 

Champagne Team:

1. Norwegian Blues:  127 birds.  Team: J. Krohn , J.B. Krohn, P.M. Krohn.
Best Bird:  Red-browed Treecreeper.

Prizes for this years' winners were donated by Andrew Isles (first and
second prizes for the Main Race winners) and the BA Birding Shop (other
prizes).  A Leica P150 projector, donated by Leica through the Birding
Shop, will be presented to the individual (not the whole team) who raised
most funds nationally.

Khalid Al-Dabbagh
Organizer of BA Twichathon 1999 (Victoria).

Hugo Phillipps
Communications Coordinator
Birds Australia
415 Riversdale Road
HAWTHORN EAST 3123, Australia
tel: (03) 9882 2622, fax: (03) 9882 2677


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