This story is an update from an original one that I did a week ago called "Annual Bird Walk and Count in Norwich". In the story, Chris Rimmer announced that the 2019 Year of the Bird challenge would be starting soon. If you wish to read it please click here: https://dailyuv.com/972691.
Chris Rimmer is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. When not raising funds to support VCE's wildlife conservation work, or planning for its robust future, he can often be found on a mountaintop in Vermont, Haiti or the Dominican Republic, pursuing Bicknell's Thrush with binoculars and mist nets.
In Yesterdays' list serve, Chris updated us with this post:
Item # 32. Norwich 2019 Year of the Bird
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 21:46:30 -0500
Let the quest begin -- Norwich 2019 Year of the Bird is underway. This is
an informal (but serious) challenge to birders—experts and novices,
professionals and amateurs, hard cores and wannabes, from near and far—to
explore the avian diversity of Norwich, get outdoors, have fun, share the
thrill of discovery, and learn in the process. Can we together document 175
species within the town’s borders during 2019?
The answer is an unequivocal yes, but it will require a concerted effort by many, attainable only through hard work, an abundance of good luck and diligent reporting practices.
Norwich 2019 Year of the Bird is an effort to better document our town's
bird life, but also to engage and inspire residents (and others) to learn
about and appreciate birds. The goal of identifying 175 species within
Norwich this calendar year (we're already at 35) is admittedly arbitrary,
and definitely a stretch.
Everyone likes a challenge, a mission, maybe even some friendly competition.
Set your own goals. Can you find 100 species yourself? Can you identify 25 "lifers" in 2019— species that you’ve never before encountered?
Read more about this effort to make Norwich’s bird populations the
best-known in Vermont:
Grab your binoculars and join the quest! Stay tuned for more details.
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
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