Date: 1/2/19 7:42 am
From: Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto
Just change the name to The Full Monte and get on down the road - we have waaaay to much righteous indignation in the world to have it destroy the fun in birding.

Steve Gast
Houston TX

> On Jan 2, 2019, at 8:38 AM, David Sarkozi <david...> wrote:
> 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
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> David Sarkozi
> Houston, TX
> (713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi

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