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by acbug3
September 28th, 2009, 9:49 pm
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Ornithology B/C
Replies: 909
Views: 60680

Re: Ornithology B/C

Re: ornithology guides.

The Sibley Guide to Birds. There are actually 4 Sibley bird books (2 field guides, the big guide, and behavior), but I used the Sibley Guide to Birds in 2002 and it was fantastic. I think it has the best illustrations and had everything on the list.
by acbug3
May 7th, 2009, 8:35 pm
Forum: 2009 Study Events
Topic: Birds of Feather/Ornithology
Replies: 124
Views: 20621

Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

I competed in Herps and Birds (among others) back in the days of the binder and the field guide, and now I'm coaching and writing tests for the events. Really, the loss of the binder is not as much of a handicap as it seems. You're still doing research and adding to the field guide. Just the act of ...
by acbug3
May 6th, 2009, 8:33 pm
Forum: 2009 Study Events
Topic: Birds of Feather/Ornithology
Replies: 124
Views: 20621

Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

From the perspective of an event supervisor/coach, the modified field guide for Herps was great. Teams that knew what they were doing had no problem and it meant less stuff for a team to forget when they're switching stations. This was an event in 2002 and 2003, so it's been awhile. I found that the...
by acbug3
May 5th, 2009, 10:13 pm
Forum: 2009 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2009
Replies: 785
Views: 50809

Re: Pennsylvania 2009

I think the allocation of spots for States has to do with the number of teams that register for Regionals in each region. Yes, some regions are more competitive than others and that will always be the case (and those cells of competitiveness will shift over time). It would be unfair to change the al...

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