Ornithology B/C

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Katherine » April 6th, 2011, 4:00 pm

So I'm assuming the test at Nationals is station-based? At State and Regionals, ours was powerpoint-based. Oh and are there really weird things on the Nationals test? I know we need to know bird anatomy, parts of an egg, nesting, and such, but what about state birds, latin meaning, bird "nicknames" and other things (not sure what these are yet)? Do you have to be super well-rounded on the subject?
Haha sorry this is going to be my first time competing at Nationals and I don't want to epically fail ><
Yes, the test is station-based. Some of the questions are weird (nicknames, etc...), basically stuff you can't normally get from a field guide. The nationals test from last year can be found online here with answers (It's for Division B, I don't think the Div C test is online):
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... y-Test.pdf
The answer key:
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... er-Key.pdf
The Division C test was pretty similar, but I don't remember clearly; the ID was harder, though.

I agree with paleonaps, learn all you can about the birds.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby cheepcheep » April 6th, 2011, 6:18 pm

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby cheepcheep » April 6th, 2011, 6:23 pm

But it's weird the curve-billed thrasher would be on the test o.0 It's not on the list...does that mean I have to know birds not on the national list too? D:

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 6th, 2011, 6:24 pm

It might have not been an ID question but an example. Only worry about the list.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Frogger4907 » April 6th, 2011, 6:25 pm

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Yes, the test is station-based. Some of the questions are weird (nicknames, etc...), basically stuff you can't normally get from a field guide. The nationals test from last year can be found online here with answers (It's for Division B, I don't think the Div C test is online):
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... y-Test.pdf
The answer key:
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... er-Key.pdf
The Division C test was pretty similar, but I don't remember clearly; the ID was harder, though.

I agree with paleonaps, learn all you can about the birds.
That was an easy test... could've gotten them all with my eyes closed.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby cheepcheep » April 6th, 2011, 6:27 pm

It might have not been an ID question but an example. Only worry about the list.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby ILoveEgretsClub » April 6th, 2011, 6:36 pm

It was station based for B last year. Not sure about C.
Learn all you can about the birds. That's the best advice.
Hahaha, your family is one to talk; your sister's practice event asked for both french and spanish names of birds.

Back on topic, does any other bird besides the woodcock have a prehensile bill?

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby lolliexdd » April 6th, 2011, 6:45 pm

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Yes, the test is station-based. Some of the questions are weird (nicknames, etc...), basically stuff you can't normally get from a field guide. The nationals test from last year can be found online here with answers (It's for Division B, I don't think the Div C test is online):
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... y-Test.pdf
The answer key:
http://www.sandi.net/871220821163113107 ... er-Key.pdf
The Division C test was pretty similar, but I don't remember clearly; the ID was harder, though.

I agree with paleonaps, learn all you can about the birds.
That was an easy test... could've gotten them all with my eyes closed.
Do you mean just the id or the questions too? I thought the ID was easy but I never thought to study specific acts that protect birds... :o

Anyway, in station 12, I'm confused to how exactly you can tell when the dunlin is in flight.. I would have guessed C. Can someone explain or link me to a good resource?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby cheepcheep » April 6th, 2011, 7:05 pm

I think you just have to get used to what they look like ._. C looks like a killdeer to me, but I could be wrong

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » April 6th, 2011, 7:13 pm

C is a killdeer. Note the double chest bars. I'm not sure about B, but I don't think dunlins have their wings super straight when they fly. The outer part of their wings are bent a little more.
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