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Safaritalk's "Big Year" 2016. Rules.

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Take part in Safaritalk's "Birding Big Year" 2016.

 

If taking part, (purely for fun, although who knows, there might be a prize for the winner), these are the rules...

  1. Start a new topic, the title of which will be your Safaritalk Display name.
  2. Upload one picture per species, include when and where taken and tech specs.
  3. Only upload images taken on or after 1st Jan, 2016.
  4. No cheating and delving into photo archives, if you saw a bird but couldn't get a photo, too bad...
  5. Species can be from around the world, not just Africa, so if you get pics of those birds which visit your garden, upload them too.
  6. Do encourage other members taking part in the Big Year: it's a friendly competition so there can be friendly rivalry, but most of all it's about getting out there and enjoying birdwatching.

If you can think of anything else that should be included in the rules, please say below and I'll edit them into the list.

 

So, who's in?

 

Matt.

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@@Game Warden, are you only allowed one photo per species?

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@@Peter Connan I think we have both broken this rule. I assume that he means that you only count it once. I have often posted duplicates as the original proof shot was superceded by a better picture ....

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Guilty as charged as well here.

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@@Peter Connan I think we have both broken this rule. I assume that he means that you only count it once. I have often posted duplicates as the original proof shot was superceded by a better picture ....

Same excuse here, but also to show interesting behaviour. Perhaps those would be better placed in the respective ID threads, but on the other hand the behaviour might be common to several species?

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@@Tdgraves

@@michael-ibk

@@Peter Connan

 

As long as we only count each bird once I don't see any harm in breaking this particular rule. I enjoy seeing the different pictures everyone has posted, and I enjoy taking them and posting them. The Big Year has led to some of us (well me at least) going out to take more pictures of birds - so it is achieving its aim.

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Nothing is set in stone ;)

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Just wondering if, at the end of the year, we can add all the lists together to create a "Safaritalk Big Year"?

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@@Peter Connan We certainly can: merge the topics into one you mean?

 

I would love to find a company willing to sponsor our big year with a pair of binos, spotting scope, even birding guide... but even without a prize I'm so glad the ST Big Year is inspiring members to get out there and twitch...

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Not really what i had in mind @@Game Warden.

 

More like a list of which birds, where seen and possibly the thread and post number.

 

If we merge the threads we would lose the interesting banter and side-notes?

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Indeed, it would get a bit mixed up. Are you volunteering to becoming the ST birding moderator :)

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It would be a pleasure @@Game Warden, although there are certainly others far more knowledgeable.

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