Date: 1/2/19 2:38 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game
P.S. I’m not restricting David to 365 days to complete this quest.🦉

Keith

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> On Jan 2, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> wrote:
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> It needs to be informative yet concise (or at least easy to spell), and hopefully humorous.
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> Nothing outstanding jumps out at me, but here are a few ideas – maybe one will serve to inspire a really good one…
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> 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)
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> 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.
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> At home in Corpus Christi,
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>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
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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:
> 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
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> 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.
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> 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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> Anyone want to go birding in 2019?
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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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