Date: 1/10/19 11:04 am From: Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> Subject: [obol] Re: Birding challenges - Big Minute
What's your current big minute record in Panama?
On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM Christopher Hinkle <
> The five mile radius craze reminded me of a fun challenge Adrian and I
> came up with years ago: the Big Minute.
> Our record is 30 species in sixty seconds at Benson Pond. At Fern Ridge a
> couple falls ago I was pretty sure I could have hit 40, but I didn’t have
> the time (seems counterintuitive, but the strategy is to keep doing big
> minutes until you have all the species staked out and everything lines up
> just right).
> Oregon, and North America in general, hosts especially abundant and
> visible afauna which makes for productive big-minuteing.
> Anyone have other fun challenges to try in 2019?