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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 22nd, 2011, 4:14 pm

I have a textbook on bird anatomy, which was our saving grace.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 22nd, 2011, 4:21 pm

This makes me sad I didn't get to nats, because those things were exactly what I studied. I'm sure I could have medaled. :|

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 22nd, 2011, 4:30 pm

The nest thing was kind of my own fault, because I trusted my guide for them. It would have been perfectly sufficient for a normal test. But for a station like that, it wasn't. Some of the questions were pretty vague, too.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Kokonilly » May 22nd, 2011, 4:34 pm

We really didn't have enough practice and ran out of time everywhere. At the 6 minutes at the end, we filled in random bubbles and wrote in miscellaneous answers in the blanks. I'm just glad we didn't get last.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » May 22nd, 2011, 4:35 pm

amerikestrel wrote:This makes me sad I didn't get to nats, because those things were exactly what I studied. I'm sure I could have medaled. :|

Oh well.

I studied that too. :( My specialty was general bird facts (I even got the Frank B. Gill textbook), but hardly any of that came up at states.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby ILoveEgretsClub » May 22nd, 2011, 4:47 pm

Hey guys, just wanted to post some stuff about the B event.

22(?) Stations, approx. 3 questions each. 2 minutes each, all real specimens.
Super super super easy test, placed 4th. Ecstatic.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » May 23rd, 2011, 5:32 am

nats didn't seem hard? and well koko, you didn't really have much time...i mean, 12 days?

amerikestrel, you didn't make it?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 23rd, 2011, 6:55 am

I wish I had taken that B test last year. I might have gotten first.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 23rd, 2011, 7:25 am

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:nats didn't seem hard? and well koko, you didn't really have much time...i mean, 12 days?

amerikestrel, you didn't make it?

I'm in Pennsylvania, of course I didn't get to nats. My team got 6th at states which was actually really good for us – but I won over half of our medals. And of course I'll never get to nats in C division because Harriton and Penncrest have a monopoly.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby havenguy » May 23rd, 2011, 11:37 am

I think that since the test was so easy, the top ten placements were actually very close, maybe seperated by a few points. I believe there were 67 questions, and some teams may have gotten 1 or 2 questions wrong.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » May 23rd, 2011, 12:22 pm

oh amerikestrel, sorry to hear that
hm, i heard from purplepeopleeater that the test wasn't that hard...and that there were only like 5 bird calls
for the people that went to nats, how was the test? like what was on it?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby ILoveEgretsClub » May 23rd, 2011, 12:59 pm

havenguy wrote:I think that since the test was so easy, the top ten placements were actually very close, maybe seperated by a few points. I believe there were 67 questions, and some teams may have gotten 1 or 2 questions wrong.


Sounds about right. My guess is the goatsucker and the anatomy stations could've screwed up some rankings. But we got 4th, so I'm happy :D

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby havenguy » May 23rd, 2011, 1:02 pm

Yes, there were five bird calls, but they also projected 4 birds up on the screen and one of them was the bird call. There were 10 questions related to bird calls, you had to identify 5 of them and the other questions were about the bird.

There were maybe 20-25 stations (they didn't have a specific number on the test) each one 2 minutes. About 5 vocab questions, Maybe 7-10 questions about bird anatomy, 2 about nests, a lot that asked the order, family, common name, etc., about 5 that asked habitat. Almost every station had id.

The only 2 stations I had trouble with was the one that asked "Which species out of the ones above is closest to #20". I said B. Also the one with the real nest and the barn swallow hanging off a tree.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby havenguy » May 23rd, 2011, 1:03 pm

ILoveEgretsClub wrote:
havenguy wrote:I think that since the test was so easy, the top ten placements were actually very close, maybe seperated by a few points. I believe there were 67 questions, and some teams may have gotten 1 or 2 questions wrong.


Sounds about right. My guess is the goatsucker and the anatomy stations could've screwed up some rankings. But we got 4th, so I'm happy :D


I don't know what goatsucker station you are talking about....
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby ILoveEgretsClub » May 23rd, 2011, 3:55 pm

I dunno, I just suck at ID. The station had some kind of goatsucker and just asked for the common name and the order.

Out of curiosity, do you remember what you got on the anatomy station?


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