Date: 1/12/18 9:16 am From: birdrecords <birdrecords...> Subject: [NHBirds] The Twitchers in the Superbowl
The "Twitchers in the Rye" will be in the Superbowl of Birding again this year and are accepting pledges to support NH eBird and New Hampshire Bird Records (both programs of NH Audubon's Conservation Department).
For those who don't know, the Superbowl involves looking for as many species as possible in 12 hours and is run by Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center. Teams compete in Essex County, MA and/or Rockingham County, NH on the last Saturday in January (the 27th). This is the Twitchers tenth year and we'll continue our tradition of birding in the town of Rye only. We're very excited that this year there is actually a TOWN category in the competition so we have a realistic chance of winning something! Team members Pam Hunt (former team captain), Pat Myers, and Jeanne-Marie Maher have retired and Andrea Robbins is away. I'm taking over as Team Captain and will be joined by Kathryn Frieden, Susan Wrisley, and Jenna Pettipas.
Help spur us on by pledging an amount per species or per point (different species get different numbers of points) or a flat amount - and support the collection of bird data for conservation at the same time.