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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 30th, 2010, 1:01 pm

That's their way of relating this to real life, I suppose. If it were birds we'll never see, we wouldn't be able to take it to heart.
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Postby hexagonaria » July 14th, 2010, 11:24 pm

i still didnt catch half of those picasso portraits in the Ohio state tournament. was anyone else there? or am i the only buckeye in this thread?
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Postby fossilgirl4ever » July 15th, 2010, 5:23 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:That's their way of relating this to real life, I suppose. If it were birds we'll never see, we wouldn't be able to take it to heart.

i completely agree! i got to regionals and my partner and I had not really studied, but i go birding with my dad. the only ones i was sure about were ones i've seen... like scarlet tanager and belted kingfisher. the rest we guessed... but still managed second.
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Postby paleonaps » July 24th, 2010, 10:40 am

I've gotten so into birds as a result of this event! It's relevant, and methodical. They outline what you need to know in the rules.... good. Very good.
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Postby amerikestrel » July 24th, 2010, 4:27 pm

This place is awesome.

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Postby paleonaps » July 25th, 2010, 5:10 am

Yes..... yes it is. Their website is great. Wait....
Did you go there?! I NEED TO GO THERE! I NEED THAT HAT!
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Postby sciencegeek100 » July 25th, 2010, 8:02 am

paleonaps95 wrote:Yes..... yes it is. Their website is great. Wait....
Did you go there?! I NEED TO GO THERE! I NEED THAT HAT!


I need it 2!!!!
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2010: Team 5th, Fossils 4th, Ornithology 7th Egg o Naut 6th
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Postby amerikestrel » July 25th, 2010, 9:35 am

Yup, I went about 2 days ago. I go to a 'violin institute' at Ithaca College every summer, and for the past few years I've dropped by Cornell to see the lab. It's a really great place. The building itself is really neat — there's the Macaulay Library, plus a research library with all kinds of books, papers, and journals. (It was closed when I got there this year).

There's also a short trail near the lab where you can almost always see and hear lots of birds, plus tons of bird feeders outside of giant windows right in the entrance hall. They have huge binoculars set up which you can use for as long as you want. And the gift shop, where I got the hat.

Seriously though, I really recommend going for any ornithology person. Especially if you're close (NY or PA), it's something not to miss.
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Postby paleonaps » July 25th, 2010, 10:23 am

Well, I know where I want to go this Columbus Day weekend.
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Postby fossilgirl4ever » July 26th, 2010, 7:36 pm

sciencegeek100 wrote:
paleonaps95 wrote:Yes..... yes it is. Their website is great. Wait....
Did you go there?! I NEED TO GO THERE! I NEED THAT HAT!


I need it 2!!!!

Agree agree agree! Their website is like the most amazing resource ever...
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Postby paleonaps » July 27th, 2010, 1:02 pm

UPDATE: My parents agreed to take me there this summer!
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Postby junexia » July 29th, 2010, 7:33 am

paleonaps95 wrote:UPDATE: My parents agreed to take me there this summer!


you're soooooooo lucky!!!!! how long are you going?
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Postby paleonaps » July 29th, 2010, 8:06 am

I have no idea. I probably live a good 6 hours away, so probably drive up, check into a hotel or something, then visit and drive home the next day. How long do you think I should spend, amerikestrel? Is there a lot of stuff for visitors to do?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » July 31st, 2010, 7:41 am

Sorry but the double post, but I have an announcement.
My dad keeps the garage door open most of the time. I saw a Gray Catbird fly in once, but it got scared by the sound in made when it landed on some scrap metal. I told my dad to keep it shut, but he didn't listen.
So today he was watering some plants and heard the sound of an animal scraping. On the steps leading down to my garage, there is a window. He looked up, and saw the silhouette of a bird in the window. On the steps leading down to my garage, there is a window. The bird had flown in (presumably to get at the dead insects that are around the window) and gotten lost. It was a gray catbird.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby sciencegeek100 » July 31st, 2010, 8:28 am

Who besides me saw a Cardinal on the U of I campus at nationals this year...?


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2008: Team 1st, Rocks 2nd
2009: Team 3rd, Fossils 7th
2010: Team 5th, Fossils 4th, Ornithology 7th Egg o Naut 6th
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