Date: 1/2/19 6:39 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto
Look folks, I meant nothing political by my choice of names for the
challenge. I simply named it for a PUBLIC FIGURE who very publicly bragged
about visiting every county in Texas. When it was suggested to try it,
that's what I immediately thought of. I am frankly totally mystified why it
would raise any hackles owing to the fact that he lost?

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 2:06 PM David Sarkozi <david...> wrote:

> My personal challenge for 2019 birding will be to attempt "The Full Beto",
> or to record at least 1 bird in each of Texas' 254 counties. I'm naming
> this for Beto O'Rourke's feat of visiting all Texas counties for his senate
> campaign.
> Just to keep it interesting I'll also try and set a mark for the most
> Texas County Ticks in a year. The Total County Ticks is interesting because
> I've no idea what the mark to aim for is. I can think of a couple of people
> I suspect have actually done a Full Beto and I'd guess they may have a
> number up there near 10K for annual county ticks
> I did the numbers for myself for 2017 a year with 45k miles of birding in
> Texas, I had records in 150 counties and 5056 county ticks during the year.
> Doing the numbers I saw counties I know I was in but just didn't log a
> bird. Can;t let that happen again.
> I recall I read somewhere that the average county was 60 miles across, so
> 254 x 60 = 15,240 miles minimum to hit all counties, completely doable.
> Can I reach 10,000 county ticks? that would be just over 40 species per
> county average. that sounds hard, there are surely going to be a lot of
> 5-10 bird counties. I did have 14 counties in excess of 100 species in 2017
> so maybe 10K is doable.
> Anyone want to go birding in 2019?
> --
> David Sarkozi
> Houston, TX
> (713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi

David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi

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