June Challenge results?
- If you participated in The June Challenge this year, please send me your
results. Remember, we want ALL the birds (except obvious pets), using
the following formula: Total species (ABA Countable species / ABA
If you have a question about "countability," here's the ABA checklist:
http://www.aba.org/checklist/abachecklist.pdf If it's not on the
checklist, it's in the "non-countable" category.
If any of you are willing to do a little extra work, I'd be happy to get
a cumulative list of all the species seen in your county during this
Once I've gotten all the results, I'll send them out to the list.
- Rex & Other Interested Parties:
As far as I can tell, the totals for the Collier County June Challenge
are as follows: 107 species -- all ABA-countable. No exotics that I am
aware of at this time. Of those ABA-countable species, I personally
saw 103 of them. The four I didn't see are Great Horned Owl, Yellow-
billed Cuckoo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow & Eastern Kingbird. The
latter four were taken from eBird. Here's the list of species for
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Common Ground Dove
Great Horned Owl
Great Crested Flycatcher
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Vincent P. Lucas
On Jul 1, 2011, at 8:48 AM, Rex Rowan wrote:
> If you participated in The June Challenge this year, please send me
> your results. Remember, we want ALL the birds (except obvious pets),
> using the following formula: Total species (ABA Countable species /
> ABA non-countable species).
> If you have a question about "countability," here's the ABA
> checklist: http://www.aba.org/checklist/abachecklist.pdf If it's
> not on the checklist, it's in the "non-countable" category.
> If any of you are willing to do a little extra work, I'd be happy to
> get a cumulative list of all the species seen in your county during
> this year's Challenge.
> Once I've gotten all the results, I'll send them out to the list.
> Rex Rowan
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- Those of you who participated in The June Challenge this month, please send
me your final totals by midnight on Sunday night, July 1st - your
individual totals, and, if you kept them, your cumulative county totals.
Remember to distinguish between ABA-countable birds and non-countable like
so: Overall Total (ABA countable / Non-countable), e.g., 100 (90/10). If
you need a list of ABA-countable birds, it's here:
I'll compile the results and hopefully send them out on July 4th.
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