Birds Asutralia's 2003 Victorian Twitchathon

Subject: Birds Asutralia's 2003 Victorian Twitchathon
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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 18:01:42 +1000


Hi All,

It?s only two weeks to go until the 2003 Victorian Twitchathon!!! 

The Twitchathon is an annual fund-raising event conducted by Birds 
Australia. Basically the Twitchathon involves hundreds of birdwatchers 
madly rushing around the countryside (or bush) attempting to see (or 
twitch) as many bird species as possible in a race against time and 
each other.

Entering is easy! Simply contact me and I will provide you with an 
entry kit comprising the registration forms, rules, sponsorship forms 
and tick list. I can be contacted by phone on (03) 9489 3830 or by 
email at  You can also get information from the new 
Birds Australia Victoria website ? the Babbler?s Nest at - and follow the links.

We're particular interested in hearing from individuals (or groups of 
people) who do not have a team but would like to form a new team or 
link into an existing team - an excellent way to meet like-minded 

There are three events in 2003 Victoria Twitchathon:  

* The 24 Hour Race, starting at 3:00pm* on 25 October and finishing at 
4:00pm on 26 October.

* The 8 Hour Race. The rules to this new event are the same as for the 
24 hour event except that you can do a 8 hour (block) Twitchathon any 
time between 3:00pm*, Saturday the 25th October 2003 to 4:00pm Sunday 
26th October 2003. 

* The NEW 8 Hour Open Race, held in any continuous 8-hour period on any 
day one month prior to 4:00pm 26 October. 

(* Please note: 3:00pm start due to the beginning of daylight savings - 
which allows for a 24 hour period of racing). 

To celebrate the finish of the race there will be a BBQ at 4:00pm on 
Sunday 26 October at Birds Australia's Head Office in Hawthorn. Even if 
you have not entered in the event, feel free to come along to the BBQ. 
So... get involved and help raise money for bird conservation!

Tim Dolby
BA-VIC Committee
Phone: (03) 9489 3830

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