Date: 1/3/19 6:26 am
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game
Oooohh, if done using a Tesla, it would be the Electric TACO!

Clay Taylor
TOS Life Member
Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX

From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Bob Friedrichs
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:19 PM
To: <david...>
Cc: Gary Seloff <gseloff...>; TexBirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The New Name for David's Game

Really like Clay’s idea if
The 🌮 TACO (Texas All-County Odyssey).
To add some texture it could be:

The Great TACO
The crispy TACO
The soft TACO (nah...)
The Taco al Carbon (if done by car)

Of course this would be the
You could also have the
Insect TACO or more specifically
The ‘Fly TACO

Bob Friedrichs

All would be great fun and impressive dedication.
Sent from Bob's iPhone

On Jan 2, 2019, at 11:23 AM, David Sarkozi <david...><mailto:<david...>> wrote:
Ok TACO is in the running

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:11 AM Gary Seloff <gseloff...><mailto:<gseloff...>> wrote:
TACO (Texas All County Ornithology) Challenge

Gary Seloff
Professional Acronymologist
Houston, Texas

From: <texbirds-bounce...><mailto:<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

David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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