Date: 1/2/19 7:45 am
From: Robert Friz <rnfriz...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto
I like The Full Monte. Some might not have seen the movie, however. And
some might have... LOL

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 9:43 AM David Sarkozi <david...> wrote:

> Ok, put on your thinking caps, I challenge you to come up with a name for
> this endeavor that refers to visiting all 254 Texas counties. If one
> tickles my fancy I'll use it.
> 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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