Date: 1/2/19 1:07 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game
On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 2:19 PM Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...> wrote:


> The crispy TACO
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Only Birds observed at temperatures over 100 F

The Frozen Taco - Only Birds observed below 32 F

The Green Taco - Only Birds observed from a Prius or other high MPG vehicle

The TACO Truck - only birds observed from a pickup



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> On Jan 2, 2019, at 11:23 AM, David Sarkozi <david...> wrote:
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> Ok TACO is in the running
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> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:11 AM Gary Seloff <gseloff...> wrote:
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>> TACO (Texas All County Ornithology) Challenge
>>
>> Gary Seloff
>> Professional Acronymologist
>> Houston, Texas
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>> *From:* <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:
>> <texbirds-bounce...>] *On Behalf Of *David Sarkozi
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:42 AM
>> *To:* TexBirds <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.
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>> On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 2:06 PM David Sarkozi <david...> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>>
>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>>
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>> Anyone want to go birding in 2019?
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>> --
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>> 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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> 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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