Paleomaniac wrote:I was wondering if they could ask about some bird that was common in Wisconsin but not included in our list?
Paleomaniac wrote:I'm in Wisconsin and I am not really seeing any birds in general so I was wondering what the chances of having live sepecimen were. What about previous nationals tests? I was wondering if they could ask about some bird that was common in Wisconsin but not included in our list? Anybody help! I am really nervous about this Saturday!!
amerikestrel wrote:Kokonilly wrote:60.
What was the test like?
paleonaps wrote:For C, HARD. Most of it was not identification- it was more like a test, with a certain bird used to illustrate a point. One station on Anatomy, one on Digestion, one on ID, another on ID, one on flight, one on ID, one on nests (matching column...lengthy nest description to bird....12 BIRDS), two on miscellany, and one on feathers... 7 vocalizations, and about 8 tie-breakers focusing on weird topics like the physics of flight to evolution of birds. The specimens were badly preserved birds, crammed into plastic tubes.
I got 13th. My partner and I did not finish the nesting stations- of about 15 questions total (including the matching), we answered three. That is what killed us.
From what I heard, the B test was extremely easy- ID then questions, well preserved, museum-quality mounted birds.
The Gelinas team did better than I did last year. It was a little bittersweet, but I'm happy for them.
Koko, it was ten stations, minus calls. BTW< it was awesome to meet you.
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