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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by SilverBreeze » January 16th, 2020, 5:54 pm

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Ok, thanks, but I meant when I recognised the picture of the bird, and I need to find its information on the binder quickly. Is there a way to do that or do I just need to practice
If you mean you already found the section, practice skimming for information and highlight important facts. A table of facts might be helpful if you have the time, and practice is key to speed. With practice, you'll find you often memorize information by accident.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by marshalzhukov » January 16th, 2020, 6:58 pm

Thanks for the advice, I’ll practice and highlight stuff
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by SilverBreeze » January 18th, 2020, 7:59 pm

Still mixing up Carolina Wren and Common Yellowthroat songs. Any tips? Mostly I've been noticing that Carolina Wren is a bit faster, but there's a lot of overlap.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by PacificGoldenPlover » January 20th, 2020, 7:57 pm

With the disclaimer that I haven't heard a Carolina Wren in years...
Carolina Wren songs are noticeably lower-pitched than and imo have a more musical, thrush-like quality to them with rounder notes. Common Yellowthroats are a bit more high-pitched, almost squeaky, which is typical for a warbler.
The key thing to remember about wrens in general/"Carolina-type" wrens in particular is that they produce a wide variety of notes, syllables and phrases so it's tough to pin them down to one phrase. However, while what they sing is variable, how they sing it seems a bit more consistent.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by JoeyC » January 25th, 2020, 10:51 am

Is buying a subscription to the Cornell lab or Ornithology worth it? It seems to have a lot of information.
If not what other sources do you recommend?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by Blank25 » January 25th, 2020, 3:01 pm

JoeyC wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 10:51 am
Is buying a subscription to the Cornell lab or Ornithology worth it? It seems to have a lot of information.
If not what other sources do you recommend?
I personally wouldn't. There is already a lot of information you can find online on allaboutbirds and there isn't really much to gain from becoming a member(if that is what you mean by subscription). The only two resources I'm using are allaboutbirds and audubon and I would recommend those resources
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by JustAnotherPerson » January 27th, 2020, 9:16 am

Hi! Would anyone happen to know where I could acquire a copy of the Washington State Bird List? I can't find it anywhere on statescioly.org/wa or washingtonscienceolympiad.com. Thanks.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by Raven » January 27th, 2020, 11:07 am

JustAnotherPerson wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
Hi! Would anyone happen to know where I could acquire a copy of the Washington State Bird List? I can't find it anywhere on statescioly.org/wa or washingtonscienceolympiad.com. Thanks.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by JustAnotherPerson » January 27th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Raven wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 11:07 am
JustAnotherPerson wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
Hi! Would anyone happen to know where I could acquire a copy of the Washington State Bird List? I can't find it anywhere on statescioly.org/wa or washingtonscienceolympiad.com. Thanks.
Hi, it is likely that your state did not release a state list because they are required to do so before Nov 1, if they decide to use one. This means that you're using the nationals list for all regional/state tournaments.
Cool, thanks! However, on a recent invitationals, there was a bird in the answer key that I'm sure isn't in the national bird list. Was the answer key just incorrect then?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Post by knightmoves » January 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm

JustAnotherPerson wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Cool, thanks! However, on a recent invitationals, there was a bird in the answer key that I'm sure isn't in the national bird list. Was the answer key just incorrect then?
People setting tests for invitationals do not have a 100% success rate at staying within the rules.

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