Date: 1/2/19 10:08 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game
I like Lamont’s too. Ticks galore in all 254

For the math enthusiast:

Texas birders’ folly formula:

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner<>

From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On Behalf Of Susan Foster
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 11:34 AM
To: <Clay.Taylor...>
Cc: <david...>; TexBirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game

Can we vote on Clay’s suggestions? 🤣
Susan Foster
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 2, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...><mailto:<Clay.Taylor...>> wrote:
It needs to be informative yet concise (or at least easy to spell), and hopefully humorous.

Nothing outstanding jumps out at me, but here are a few ideas – maybe one will serve to inspire a really good one…

254 in 365
The TX County Quest
The TX 254 Quest
David’s County Quest 2019
David’s County Folly 2019
David is Not Home Today…
Where in TX is David Sarkozi? (hmmm, doesn’t flow like “Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?”)
Where’s David? (he needs to wear a red and white striped shirt)

Hey, he could also keep track of how many Whataburgers, Buc-ee’s, and Rudy’s BBQs he visits on the way. David – hit them up for coupons in exchange for Social Media mentions.

At home in Corpus Christi,

Clay Taylor
TOS Life Member
Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX

From: <texbirds-bounce...><mailto:<texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of David Sarkozi
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:42 AM
To: TexBirds <texbirds...><mailto:<texbirds...>>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto

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...><mailto:<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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