Re: Preliminary Results for NSW & ACT 2005 Twitchathon

Subject: Re: Preliminary Results for NSW & ACT 2005 Twitchathon
From: Mick Roderick <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 19:00:15 +1100 (EST)
Yes of course that puts you ahead on the overall tally...I guess I was just pointing out that it is interesting that the only two teams that have scored 210+ have been in the past 2 years...and are on an equal tally on those 2 years...hmmm, maybe i'm just trying to drum up some hype for next year already!
The corporate sponsorship idea is interesting...and my reckoning is that between the HHB / WOW there is about 260 spp. already. 300 is certainly possible.
We were also confident with our rarest bird (Little Bittern), but I think Buller's Albatross may give that a real shake! It's interesting to note that Painted HE won rarest bird I think 3 years ago, and now it appears a staple species for 3 or 4 teams! Hmmm, reckon my money's on the Spotted Catbird though David.
Mick Roderick (co- Head Brewer)
p.s sorry about the bombardment of twitchathon emails...but we can't wait to hear about the other state's results...


Apologies to the Victorians - your turn to gloat next week.

Did I say something about a HHB - WOW rivalry developing?

Mick wrote "But the way I look at it, looking at the past two years totals - HHB (220+227) & WOW (218+229)'s 447 each!"

Mick neglects to mention that WOW had victories in 2001, 2002 and 2003 which I'm sure means that we must surely be ahead on the points table.

I'd be extremely interested in knowing what the TOTAL species tally across all teams might be.  While HHB and WOW have similar species counts we are both keenly aware that the routes are different and that we do pick up different birds.  Perhaps we should be looking for a corporate (?) sponsor that would be prepared to sponsor the total species seen by all teams.  We could well be looking at 300 species.  At $10 a species????


David Geering (head Woodswallow)

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