[Tweeters] contest: Guess the next 5 state birds!
mattxyz at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 11 05:18:39 PST 2020
hi everyone -
I wanted to ping the list to participate in a contest if interested. In the current issue of WOS News [https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews188.pdf#page=1 <https://wos.org/documents/wosnews/wosnews188.pdf#page=1> ], I’ve got a summary of the last round of this game. 31 people sent in guesses last time [late 2017-2018], predicting the next 5 birds that would be added to the official state list of birds. After adding 8 [or 7, depending on how you count] species, there were 3 winners last time: Congrats to Evie Merrill, Grace Oliver, and Brad Waggoner for correctly predicting two of the new species.
This will be the 4th time this contest has been run - once by Dennis Paulson in 1994, twice more recently by me, and now this new round.
Will a Cerulean Warble come to visit? How about a Winter Wren? Maybe the next bird will see us finally add a phylloscopus warbler to our list... or a Mississippi Kite….. too many choices!
To join in: Read the article above for details and ideas, spend some time with the state checklist and other resources to figure out what seems likely, and then make your guesses. Send a list of 5 species to me here, by mid-January. Then, in a couple years or so, we’ll see how we all did.
Looking forward to seeing what the collective wisdom of the crowd comes up to this time around.
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