Date: 12/31/20 4:15 pm From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Subject: Green Collective Missouri Big Year - what an amazing year - thank all of you who helped!
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I want to thank everyone who contributed, making the first year for the Green Collective Missouri Big Year a TREMENDOUS YEAR! We had: - 53 contributors! (I'd list your names, but I'm not sure if everyone wants that information made public.) - 529 checklists! - 327 species for the year! Wow! And here's what people read when they click on our big year project:
"This is a collective of folk who want to contribute to 'green' birding in Missouri. The purpose is to promote birding that is helpful to birds via using less resources - less use of the car, gas, etc. - that leads to less destruction of habitat, less climate change, etc. Birding 'green' can be what you determine: it might include birding in your backyard, walking to a nearby park, biking, carpooling, and/or driving a shorter mile radius than you normally would. For those birds no one lives near, maybe one participant could make the long trek, not everyone. By contributing, you inspire others to bird 'green' and raise awareness. This gives those who have the desire to compete a way to do so in a different 'green' way - a collective way - instead of driving all those miles for an individual big year. It's exciting to root for others all across the state building a big year with you. You feel part of something bigger than yourself. And it truly becomes about birds - & wonder."
May it continue,
St. Louis MO
The Missouri Birding Society's Wild Bird Discussion Forum