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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by crabnebula143 » May 6th, 2009, 4:23 pm

croman74 wrote:I imagine that it will come out in September, along with the rules.
As for studying, I probably won't start until I get the rules. I normally don't do study events, so we'll see how this goes.
You sure?? Last year the A+R list had came out in August (or sometimes before that, I didn't check until late August).
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Post by gyourkoshaven » May 6th, 2009, 5:06 pm

How are people going to start preparing for this event? I was thinking scientific name memorization, but I've never done an ID event.
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by crabnebula143 » May 6th, 2009, 5:10 pm

To memorize the reptiles I found a bunch of pictures for each rep. I had 2 memorize.

For birds, I will do the same, and then I'll print out the pix + post them on my wall.... :D
For notes, use ADW, and then you just take notes + put it in your binder/field guide.

Does any one know whether we'll be allowed to use a field guide, binder or both??
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Post by Deeisenberg » May 6th, 2009, 5:30 pm

We won't know that for a while. I really do hope they allow a binder, the system that they switched Herpetology to is new this year, and in my opinion awful.

It is not however the case that they usually don't allow a binder the second year. With the exception of Herpetology this year you have ALWAYS been able to have a binder for the zoology ID events.
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by croman74 » May 6th, 2009, 6:05 pm

crabnebula143 wrote:
croman74 wrote:I imagine that it will come out in September, along with the rules.
As for studying, I probably won't start until I get the rules. I normally don't do study events, so we'll see how this goes.
You sure?? Last year the A+R list had came out in August (or sometimes before that, I didn't check until late August).
I'm not sure, as I'm new to this stuff, but I just assumed that they would be around the time the rules come out.
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by crabnebula143 » May 6th, 2009, 6:08 pm

croman74 wrote: I'm not sure, as I'm new to this stuff, but I just assumed that they would be around the time the rules come out.
Ok. Thanks. I guess I'll just start checking as soon as nats. is over.... for now I'll study the past years list. :D
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by acbug3 » May 6th, 2009, 8:33 pm

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 best guide for identification was the Sibley. It's a bit more expensive than the Audubon, but the pictures are very detailed and totally worth it. It's better to learn from the drawings and figures, rather than photographs, because then you really get an eye for the distinguishing characteristics of each species. There is also another volume to the Sibley that has the life history information. And find a CD of bird calls and start learning them. Actually, the summer is the best time to start this especially if you have a nature center or active birding club close by. These calls are way harder than the frogs, trust me.

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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by Liv » May 7th, 2009, 1:34 pm

Ugh, this event seems hard and I was just getting the jiff of A+R, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE A+R IN MY HEART< SOMEWHERE!!!!

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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by crabnebula143 » May 7th, 2009, 3:57 pm

trajectoryroxs wrote:Ugh, this event seems hard and I was just getting the jiff of A+R, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE A+R IN MY HEART< SOMEWHERE!!!!

I know, me 2!!

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For birds, when were taking notes, do you suggest to type them (so they can be put into a binder) or do you suggest to hand-write them on post-it notes/pieces of paper (in case we're only allowed a field guide).
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Post by robotman » May 7th, 2009, 4:02 pm

type because if you type them they can be used for both and are normally easier to read
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