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Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 2:04 pm
by robotman
for most events there isnt really a manual describing exactly what to learn.
research is always good
read the rules and learn everything on them in great detail know where your information is try to memorize as much info as possible

also soinc is selling informational CDs and bird guides
Soinc Store
Biology CD

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 4:47 pm
by sewforlife
Eh. There's no use arguing over binders and field guides; whatever the rules are, will be the rules, can't change that. But, isn't that part of the challenge? My mindset is that if it works for you, keep it. If you feel like you're doing well equally relying on a field guide and a binder then all the power to you, same goes for the more binder heavy and guide heavy people too.
'nuff said. :D
I wish I could just go and buy that birds field guide.. dang it. but 20 dollars is good.

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 5:10 pm
by rfscoach
You can get the Peterson guide used on amazon.com for 6ish dollars plus shipping...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... 90&sr=8-16

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 7:14 pm
by SOroxmysox
Thanks!! I'll tell my coach all of your suggestions.

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 7th, 2009, 5:24 pm
by JonnyC
I think for most people, it'd be best to make a binder anyways. Even if you can't bring it in, it'll be invaluable in studying.

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2009, 11:32 am
by oh joy
the kaufman guide is good for identification because its got real live pics of the birds next to their descriptions and range
(its got a scarlet tanager on the front)

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2009, 4:28 pm
by Paradox21
the kaufman guide is good for identification because its got real live pics of the birds next to their descriptions and range
(its got a scarlet tanager on the front)
I read once that it is better to get a field guide with illustrations rather than actual photos, because a photo could capture the bird in an awkward position that could make the bird more difficult to identify in other pictures.

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2009, 4:53 pm
by googlyfrog
That's a good point to consider. Never thought about that. But then again, you might misunderstand something about an illustration because it wasn't portrayed well. It all depends on the field guide. If you have an illustrated field guide, I would suggest also printing out some real pictures. But rely equally on both. I guess.

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 13th, 2009, 8:01 am
by Lily Essence
I'm was trying to submit a FAQ or request a rules clarification on the line:

"(teams may tab the guide and write on any of these)."
[[May the teams put sticky notes in their guides and then write on these? Or tape peices of paper inside the guides?"]]

But for some strange reason they have a note saying "Questions received after April 15, 2009 will not receive a reply. " on the FAQ...

Re: Ornithology B/C

Posted: September 13th, 2009, 8:06 am
by robotman
it is most likely that they have not reset the submit funtion yet and they are still on last year and propbly just need to be reminded of that issue
try contacting SOINC here