Date: 1/1/18 4:16 pm
From: Kenny Anderson <kennya290...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: 2018 Game
Could there be anything more delicious than whiskey won birding? I like
following your games, productive and fun.
Kenny Anderson
Austin

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 2:48 PM, Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
wrote:

> Greetings All:
> This year the competition will feature three competitors and their counties
> (Brandon Best with Hill County, Anthony Hewetson with Floyd County, and
> Rich Kostecke with Lee County).
>
> Again, we will be weighting our county totals to eBird county totals which
> currently stand at 231 species in Hill County, 225 species in Floyd County,
> and 238 species in Lee County. Species added to the counties during 2018
> will not become a part of this weighting.
>
> A change introduced this year - to make things fairer in terms of people's
> work schedules - is that we only get two visits (to last no longer than one
> day) to our counties per month. An addendum to this is that BBS surveys
> will not count as visits unless the BBS surveyor wants them to: if a BBS
> surveyor opts not to count the survey, species seen during the survey will
> not contribute to his total. BBS routes tend to be much more species poor
> than optimized routes and one of us did now want that counting against us.
>
> The counties are close to each other in size and varieties of habitat
> available with Hill County having the advantage of most permanent water,
> Lee County having the advantage of a more southerly location, and Floyd
> County having the advantage of a potentially better blend of eastern and
> western species.
>
> The person getting the highest percentage will receive a modestly priced
> bottle of liquor from the second place finisher and the third place
> finisher; the person with the second highest percentage will receive a
> modestly price bottle of liquor from the bronze medalist.
>
> While we will have a lot of fun trying to best each other, the best feature
> of this is that we will be submitting all of our records to eBird which
> will contribute a little bit to the understanding of three relatively
> poorly reported counties.
>
> Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock
>
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