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Subject: Twitchathon
From: Keith Stockwell <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:53:16 +1000
Hi all,

BOCA organises a challenge bird count early each December. The aim is for a
team to find as many species and birds as possible within a 40km radius in
a period not exceeding 24 hours.

Echuca birders particupate each year and hope to find around 150 species,
which has been hard in recent drought years. We compare our results from
year to year and with the results of the Cohuna group which surveys in
similar habitats. Unlike the Twitchathon, we are not restrained by the
State border and our 40km radius encompasses parts of NSW and of Victoria.
Fund-raising is not involved.

Twitchathon participants should not feel guilty about adding to greenhouse
gas emissions insofar as many/most, Carol in particular, are actively
involved in conserving large areas of bushland and in revegetation schemes.

Keith Stockwell

>  I am too old and non-energetic to dash all over the State for a
>Twitchathon as currently carried out.   But I might be in for a much
>smaller, shorter Twitch, say for our local municipality.  This would
>have the added benefit of providing something of a check-up on what
>birds are present in our district,  which could be useful data for local
>conservation, as well as a fund-raiser.  Our local municipality, Banyule
>in Melbourne has a lot of parks -  I'm not even sure if it would be
>possible to check all of them in one day.  Perhaps I'm thinking of a
>Twitch cum Census?
>  Anthea Fleming


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