Date: 8/26/20 9:19 pm
From: Amanda Preece <apreece24...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Covid, Smoke, can't bird outside? What to do...
Good thinking Pete! And baby albies at Sand Island?! Brilliant idea, Brian.

I love the positivity of the MBB group in the face of the insanity of
2020. And I love that the birds keep doing their thing and keeping me
from going bonkers.

I appreciate you all!

Amanda "I almost crashed the work truck cause I saw a duck" Preece
Monterey


On 8/26/2020 8:57 PM, Brian Scanlon wrote:
> I like it. Here's another spot.
>
> https://www.google.com/maps/@28.20946,-177.3813437,3a,75y,241.88h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sY_izOwyUrvPfnrrVLRNmdg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DY_izOwyUrvPfnrrVLRNmdg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D241.87604%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
>
>
> Brian Scanlon
>
> refugee in Santa Cruz
>
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 6:59 PM Pete Sole <pete...>
> <mailto:<pete...>> wrote:
>
> Hi birders,
>
> Covid? Too smokey? Can't go outdoors? I have PERRRFECT birding
> solution
> for you.
>
> Here is how it works:
>
> 1. Go to google maps: http://maps.google.com ,  on desktop computer
> preferably with a big screen.
>
> 2. Find some lightly traveled road in the middle of nowhere, where
> Google Street View is available.
>
> 3. Follow Street View for about 30 minutes.
>
> 4. Try to identify as many birds as you can see.
>
> 5. Scoring:
>
> a. That spec you see on a wire, or nearby is credibly a bird? +1
> point.
>
> b. If able to identify the bird family, (i.e. it's a gull sp.) is
> worth
> +2 points.
>
> c. Able to zoom in and credibly identify the species? +10 points.
>
> You have 30 minutes, or 1 hour, or whatever, to identify as many
> specs,
> er, I mean bird species as possible.
>
> Winner gets 3 cheers. (Nod to Todd)
>
> Need a starting point, try here:
>
> https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7589418,-93.5839475,3a,90y,330.29h,97.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sw8IVujNmqw5fv29aa-LyxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
>
> Note, I've just invented this awesome birding game. This superb
> idea is
> patent pending, and is bound to make me a bazillionaire, so I can do
> Google Street View birding full time, or hopefully until the smoke
> clears.
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Pete Sole'
>
> in Smokey Soquel, CA
>
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