Great Global Bird Count

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Subject: Great Global Bird Count
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 11:43:47 +1000
Hi All,
Not sure if you are aware but next weekend is the Great Global Bird Count (please see might have to subscribe to view, and go to the members noticeboard to pre-register)
It's all for fun (but on foot.....die-hard twitchers take note!)

Great Global Bird Count: Rules and Registration


1. The Great Global Bird Count (GGBC) is open to any registered member. All members of all abilities are encouraged to participate in an attempt to have the most globally wide-spread bird count ever conducted. Non-members of all abilities are welcome to participate and are invited to join the world’s greatest and friendliest forum about birds and birding. No fee is charged to register or to participate in the GGBC.

2. Participants are encouraged but not required to pre-register by replying to this post and listing name (screen names only may be used) and planned survey location/s. Participants may choose to survey any site of their choosing, either public or private. Participants may survey feeders in a private location (such as garden/yard feeders), or may choose to survey while walking or bicycling.

Beverlybaynes, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Noble County, Indiana, USA

Birdman, Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve, East Yorkshire, UK

Frenchbird, Champs d’Elysee, Paris, France

3. Birdforum members may conduct the survey individually, or may form teams with other members. Teams should submit only one report per team, as individual reports from teams would result in duplicate reports. Teams may include non-Birdforum members. Large teams of six or more may wish to split into two or more teams to maximize coverage of a survey location, or to cover additional locations.

4. Participants are expected to conduct the survey in a common-sense, ethical manner; trespassing on private or posted property, or causing any stress to birds in order to see them (and thereby increase the number of species seen) is strongly discouraged.

5. “Car birding”, other than driving to and from a location, is not encouraged, in an effort to promote conservation of energy.

6. As the object of the GGBC is to note the number of species seen globally in a single specified time period, noting the number of individuals within a species is not required.

7. The GGBC shall cover a four-day period, beginning at midnight on Friday morning, May 2, 2003, and concluding at midnight on Monday night, May 5, 2003, LOCAL TIME. Participants may conduct the survey at any time of their choosing within those limits.

8. The length of time spent on the GGBC survey is a personal choice; it is recommended that at least two continuous hours be spent on the survey site. More than one site may be surveyed; please note approximately length of time spent at each location.

9. The deadline for submission is Saturday, May 10, 2003, 11:59 p.m. LOCAL TIME.

10. Participants are asked to submit their reports in the following manner:

A. Date of survey.
B. Specific location, and estimated amount of time spend there.
C. List of species seen, using whenever possible the generally accepted common name of each species.
D. Total number of species seen
E. Name and email address of participant submitting report (also include a team name if a team has done the survey, and the number of team members).

11. Submit your report as a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file to: with “Great Global Bird Count” in the subject line by the deadline noted above.

13. Participants who cannot create a CSV file, but have reports to submit, are asked to submit their reports to: with “Great Global Bird Count” in the subject line by the deadline noted above.

14. If you should be submitting your report in a language other than English, please be prepared to add scientific names to your list in order to aid in the clarification of common species names. Please indicate that you will be submitting your report in another language in your pre-registration reply to this post.

15. Please post your questions and comments about the GGBC in the thread labeled “GGBC Questions and Comments”. Please reserve this post for pre-registration.

16. HAVE FUN!!


Last edited by Beverlybaynes on Monday 7th April 2003 at 01:53

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