Date: 1/5/19 9:50 pm
From: Kenny Anderson <kennya290...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto / Birding @ Aquarena Springs
Austin is a county just not the county you live in

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 11:35 PM Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...>
wrote:

> Apologies for the double-post. I feel like a bonehead. My wife, in her
> infinite wisdom, pointed out that Austin isn’t a county. Whoops. Guess I
> got so caught up in my bloviating that I forgot Austin was a city and not a
> county. (And, while is spelled with an “h”.)
>
>
>
> So, to hopefully redeem myself somewhat, I’ll add that on Thursday, in our
> front yard, we had a single Purple Finch amongst a few House Finches at the
> front sunflower feeder. I had seen several eBird reports of them in the
> Austin area over the past weeks and had been keeping my eyes open, hoping
> that one might grace our feeders with a visit. (
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51262479) Sure enough, one showed up.
> So, Austinites and those nearby, you might get lucky too!
>
>
>
> Brian Sheehan
>
> Austin, TX (Travis county)
>
>
>
> *From:* <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> *On
> Behalf Of *Brian Sheehan
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:24 PM
> *To:* <texbirds...>
> *Subject:* [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto / Birding @ Aquarena Springs
>
>
>
> Greetings all,
>
>
>
> I respectfully, yet wholeheartedly, disagree. The mention of a person’s
> name in a posting, whether that person is political by occupation or not,
> does not automatically make the content of a posting affiliated with that
> person’s occupation. How many counties in this state are named after
> people who have been in political offices at one time or another? Should
> we also then ban any postings mentioning those county names?
>
>
>
> While we’re at it, this listserv is intended primarily for birding-related
> information, etc. Should we also ban any mention whatsoever of anything
> that isn’t 100% birding related? I.E. “I was out birding, here’s my list
> of the 37 bird species I saw. Strangely enough, I also saw a man on a
> horse playing guitar.” BANNED.
>
>
>
> He mentioned a political person’s name, for Pete’s sake. There was
> absolutely no political bend to the post, as the poster and others have
> affirmed over and over. (Side-note: I’m completely sure that over the
> course of history, there’s been a politician by the name of Pete. Should
> the expression be banned?)
>
>
>
> Also, when you say that you “thought we were stopping this”, why did you
> choose to CC the TEXBirds listserv in your response? You took an email
> that was intended for you only, and re-posted it to the listserv, thereby
> re-igniting this discussion.
>
>
>
> I very much respect and appreciate you, Susan, and your efforts to make an
> incredibly diverse and important area open to the public at significant
> personal cost. So I hope that this isn’t taken personally. It simply was
> not a political post in any way, in my opinion.
>
>
>
> Of birding-related note, the wife and I made it down to Aquarena Springs
> in San Marcos today, and with it being our first time there we were both
> pleasantly surprised. We did the glass-bottomed boat tour of Spring Lake
> which was incredibly interesting and informative, while it also allowed for
> a bit of birding by boat. Highlights from that trip were a gorgeous
> Vermillion Flycatcher, multiple feisty Ruby-crowned Kinglets showing off
> their namesake wile interacting with others, a Ringed Kingfisher, and the
> overall very high activity level and numbers of most of the birds we saw.
> The vulture and cormorant roosts were also impressive. A very birdy day,
> for sure. Link to the full list on eBird is here:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51356021
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS51356021&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=UhTCIJS4x88p5mBYKUxBxH%2FHqYRhvmwHgO%2FOGAaenXs%3D&reserved=0>
>
>
>
> Good Birding all,
>
> Brian Sheehan
>
> Austin, TX (Oh, wait, maybe I shouldn’t post the county I’m from
> considering Stephen F. Austin was, for parts of his life, a politician ;-)
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> *On
> Behalf Of *Susan Schaezler
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:48 PM
> *To:* <rjbandbab...>
> *Cc:* TexBirds <texbirds...>
> *Subject:* [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto
>
>
>
> I thought we were stopping this—it is a political name and this has always
> been a site wo politics—issues, yes, but David has kept it apolitical
>
>
>
> Using a name of any political name is political, whether I voted for them
> or not!
>
>
>
> You have been asked to stop!!
>
>
>
> Susan Schaezler
>
> WarblerWoods.org
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2FWarblerWoods.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=3eS%2FWu6yZay7md3KYOgeDIsfsxu%2BpuWA80ZnC%2FqD418%3D&reserved=0>
> , http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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>
> 501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
>
> Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
>
> Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
>
>
> On Jan 5, 2019, at 5:22 PM, <rjbandbab...> <
> <rjbandbab...> wrote:
>
> Come on Susan! How is that political? It's neither endorsement nor
> indictment. Just a name, which all know was not chosen for political
> reasons. Roger
>
>
>
> ---- Susan Schaezler <susan...> wrote:
>
> Just clarify the rules David—you said no political and you have used
> political for your campaign—just let all of us know if you change the rules
> and we will be fine and creative too. No, I’m not saying who I voted
> for—just know David likes his rules
>
>
>
> Happy New Year everyone!
>
>
>
> Susan Schaezler
>
> WarblerWoods.org
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2FWarblerWoods.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=3eS%2FWu6yZay7md3KYOgeDIsfsxu%2BpuWA80ZnC%2FqD418%3D&reserved=0>,
> http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fhotspot%2FL213585%3Fyr%3Dcur&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=db7LVp%2FbFmz1d%2FMmrbo%2BGEmmqSc%2BbhLOoIJvAov15WQ%3D&reserved=0>
>
> 501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
>
> Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
>
> Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
>
>
>
> On Jan 1, 2019, at 7:29 PM, Niki McDaniel <mcdbird...> wrote:
>
>
>
> This does not seem political to me. Seems more like a worthy goal!
>
>
>
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On
> Behalf Of Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:37 PM
>
> To: <david...>
>
> Cc: TexBirds <texbirds...>
>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: The Full Beto
>
>
>
> I thought we were supposed to be apolitical on this site? Please clarify
> the rules for those that follow. I like the goal though!
>
>
>
> Susan Schaezler
>
> WarblerWoods.org
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2FWarblerWoods.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=3eS%2FWu6yZay7md3KYOgeDIsfsxu%2BpuWA80ZnC%2FqD418%3D&reserved=0>,
> http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fhotspot%2FL213585%3Fyr%3Dcur&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3a9f29658633409b000e08d6738ef4f5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636823455170631967&sdata=db7LVp%2FbFmz1d%2FMmrbo%2BGEmmqSc%2BbhLOoIJvAov15WQ%3D&reserved=0>
>
> 501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
>
> Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
>
> Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
>
>
>
> On 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
>
>
>
>

 
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