Twitching time - 27 October 2001
Birds Australia's Twitchathon Kits are now hot off the press and itching to
be emailed or posted to all birdlovers and birdwatchers in NSW and the ACT.
Participate in the 2001 Twitchathon and do your bit to raise the seeding
fund to get the Cowra woodlands project started. We urgently need to get
this project going to address the decline of woodland birds.
The Twitchathon is a race for everyone. It can be carried on in your
backyard, in Tibooburra whilst on a bird trip, at your favourite birding
spot or even on a pelagic trip! All you need do is form a team with at
least one other person and find as many species of birds as possible in 24
hours between 4 p.m. Sat. 27 October and 4 p.m. Sun. 28 October, 2001. You
can take it leisurely with proper rest, tea breaks/champagne or you can go
all day and all night and sleep some other time! All you need to do is
encourage your friends, colleagues, even your dentist, your relatives to
sponsor your team for every species seen in the 24 hours and then . whoops
... the Cowra woodland project will soon be underway!!
Fantastic prizes are to be won:
Main race: 1st prize: 2 nights' cabin accommodation at Dubbo City Caravan
Park, with free tickets to the Western Plains Zoo and a total petrol
allowance of $50.
Main race: 2nd prize Weekend accommodation for all members of the team at
Oskar's Cottage, 1-3 Nangar Street, Glen Davies, 2846. Tel. (02) 6379 7353:
Main Race; 3rd prize: Subscription to "Interpretive Birding Bulletin", a
resource for interpreting bird behaviour kindly donated by Interpretive
Birding Bulletin of P.O. Box 362, Toowong, Qld. 4066: www.ibirding.com as
well as a Scarlet Honeyeater mug donated by Australian Fine China, P.O. Box
296, Subiaco, WA 6008:
Champagne race: Champagne, of course!! Champagne kindly donated by the Wine
Society, 177 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo8 NSW.
Most funds raised by an individual in NSW/ACT:
Any volume of Vol. 1-7 of the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand &
Antarctic Birds. (Vol. 6 not available to 2002, Vol. 7 - available sometime
thereafter) donated by SNAG:. and The Birding Shop (Birds Australia), 415
Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, 3123 Tel. (03) 9813 5488:
Special prize to the person who sees or hears the rarest bird!
Two nights bed & breakfast for 2 people at "Chorleywood B & B", 86 Burradoo
Road, Burradoo. Tel/Fax. (02) 4861 3617
Club/society/group prize: Cheque for $100 to the club whose members raise
the most funds. Encourage your club members to get a team together and/or
sponsor your team!
THANK YOU TO ALL PRIZE DONORS. YOUR SUPPORT TO BIRDS AUSTRALIA IS VERY MUCH
Contact me NOW for your Twitchathon kit.
Birds Australia, P.O. Box 1322, Crows Nest, 1585
Tel. (02) 9436 0388. Email:
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