Date: 11/6/17 8:02 am
From: Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] My favorite birding acronym
A favorite acronym (and 4 letter code)for me is HUGO. But I also like to say its full, dignified sounding species name: Hudsonian Godwit.

Bob Sundstrom

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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 6:50 PM, Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> wrote:
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> One of my favorite acronyms is SORA - short for Sora, for those not into the codes.
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> Phil Dickinson
> Lake Stevens
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>> On Nov 5, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Hal Michael <ucd880...> wrote:
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>> I find the different names fun. Obviously, we want to communicate so people can understand what we have seen but over the years there have been some pretty interesting common names, 4-letter codes, names applied by hunters, names applied by "locals". Ivory-billed Woodpecker is obvious but I think Lord God Bird may be better....
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>> Birding is supposed to be fun...
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>> Hal Michael
>> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
>> Olympia WA
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>> Can't resist sharing my favorite bird-related acronym. I was a pretty hardcore birder starting at about age 12 thanks to Phil Schaeffer, who ran the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary just down the street from where I lived in Tiburon. California. He and his wife Margaret took me and my buddies birding all over California. One of our annual stops was Eagle Lake in Lassen County.
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>> Being kids, we came up with lots fun/silly things to commemorate our experiences. We celebrated one memorble sighting with what must be the world's longest bird-related acronym. I can still rattle it off without a hitch more than 40 years later.
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>> BB3TWPITTBTLINCWIPOTUS
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>> Any guesses?
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>> Black-backed Three-Toed Woodpecker In The Tree By The Lake In Northern California Which Is Part Of The US
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>> I still have a physical momento from the same era in a box somewhere. It's homemade silk screened t-shirt with a symbol of a bird and another acronym: B.A.R.F
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>> The meaning?
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>> Birds Are Really Fantastic
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>> Mason Flint
>> Bellevue
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