Stationary Birding Challenge
Can your team can find the most bird species and/or raise the most donations? Prizes include guided trips, and other bird-related items. Compete to be the best Stationary team of the day!
Rules modified from birdwatchersdigest.com
- Your team will consist of 3 people, but may have a fourth if the person is a novice. We trust your judgment on this.
- Check-in will begin at 6:00 a.m. and your challenge will begin at 6:30 a.m.
- From the Urban Ecology Center, your team will walk or bike to a fixed location.
- Your team will be supplied with a rope that is 17 feet in diameter. Lay out your rope in a big circle. This will be your home base as you record your bird sightings.
- Once your rope is in place, you can start recording birds onto your WSO checklist/score sheet.
- 2 people in your team must identify the bird for it to be recorded.
- If a bird is seen or heard from within the circle but is too distant to identify, the circle can be left to get a closer look/listen to confirm the bird's identity. However, any new bird species seen or heard while confirming the original, can't be counted unless it's seen or heard from an "anchor" who stayed behind in your circle, or is seen by you when you return to your circle.
- The area can be left and returned to as frequently as desired, but you can only record birds that are identified from the circle.
- If you desire to move your circle to a new location you can, however, you must start your list over from scratch.
- You are required to have a cell phone so that the Urban Ecology Center can periodically check in with your progress.
- You must return to the Urban Ecology Center by 11:30 a.m. without using fossil fuels.
Stationary, on Foot and Biking team members register here Be sure to give us your team name team name. Registration fee includes lunch and a t-shirt.
If you have any questions contact Jennifer Callaghan at (414) 964-8505, x152, or email@example.com.