Ornithology B/C

User avatar
kjhsscioly
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 517
Joined: January 16th, 2009, 11:55 am
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Chicago

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby kjhsscioly » January 5th, 2011, 9:24 pm

...boy, now I almost wish I had an itouch.
kjhsscioly, we did buy a copy of sibley's last year, right?
umm... no, we used the school library one. We should get one this year, because the tabs are limited to three words.

User avatar
chia
Member
Member
Posts: 558
Joined: January 13th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Derse

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby chia » January 5th, 2011, 9:28 pm

wait. i knew that.
... but we should. and also actually buy a copy of whatever other book we end up choosing, instead of a library copy.

to anyone in general, is it really necessary to tab every bird (that's pretty much what we did last year)? I know every second counts and all, but...?
(avatar is by xamag)
Favorite events: Anatomy, Microbe Mission, Ornithology, Circuit Lab, Helicopter
NCHS '13
==>

User avatar
kjhsscioly
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 517
Joined: January 16th, 2009, 11:55 am
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Chicago

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby kjhsscioly » January 5th, 2011, 9:38 pm

I have to say, yeah it was. Remember how long it took me to find birds that weren't tabbed...

User avatar
Brucester
Member
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: February 16th, 2010, 9:38 pm
Division: B
State: PA
Location: I wish I was in God's country....Iowa

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Brucester » January 5th, 2011, 9:45 pm

I will never understand tabbing ever bird, it's extremely time consuming and provides no advantage. I can't find a bird in all those tabs faster than I can look up the word "crane" or "hawk" in the front index and find it. I find it easier to become very familiar with the book and have good communication between partners versus wasting time tabbing it.
2011 Nationals:
3rd - Bottle Rockets
7th - Storm the Castle
7th - Towers
22nd - Experimental Design

User avatar
chia
Member
Member
Posts: 558
Joined: January 13th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Derse

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby chia » January 5th, 2011, 9:47 pm

see, that's what I was thinking. Last year we pretty much just had the book and that was that. I for one didn't look through it much (but maybe that's because kjhsscioly always had it)
hey, maybe that's another advantage of being able to use two books - each partner could always have one of the books to study with!
(avatar is by xamag)
Favorite events: Anatomy, Microbe Mission, Ornithology, Circuit Lab, Helicopter
NCHS '13
==>

User avatar
kjhsscioly
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 517
Joined: January 16th, 2009, 11:55 am
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Chicago

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby kjhsscioly » January 5th, 2011, 9:55 pm

We used the book very little, only for females and such, what got us were the background stuff

User avatar
tuftedtitmouse12
Member
Member
Posts: 778
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 12:26 pm
Division: Grad

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » January 6th, 2011, 4:28 pm

y did they let us have 2 field guides if this is the second year...not that i hate it, i actually like it, im just curious... :lol: :lol: :lol:
peter, peter, peter

User avatar
courage7856
Member
Member
Posts: 206
Joined: February 21st, 2009, 5:15 pm
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: CLS

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby courage7856 » January 6th, 2011, 7:15 pm

y did they let us have 2 field guides if this is the second year...not that i hate it, i actually like it, im just curious... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't know either, but I wish we could get a binder like with fossils. There is just so much that we're supposed to know about every bird. It would be nice to have all of that room to have stuff.
There once was a group of teens
Who were lean mean science machines.
They liked to win medals,
when everything settles
and their favorite color was green.

2012: Forestry, Forensics, Water Quality, R and M

User avatar
tuftedtitmouse12
Member
Member
Posts: 778
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 12:26 pm
Division: Grad

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » January 6th, 2011, 7:30 pm

y did they let us have 2 field guides if this is the second year...not that i hate it, i actually like it, im just curious... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't know either, but I wish we could get a binder like with fossils. There is just so much that we're supposed to know about every bird. It would be nice to have all of that room to have stuff.
but it would be soo hard and take soo long to flip through them....books are just fine, and you can tab them, but i don't really need to...just need to know where the birds are, and at the bottom of peterson, they are color-coded and labeled for you!!! yay!!! binders WOULD be helpful, maybe somewhat unnecessary, but at least we get to take in TWO field guides, TWO sheets of paper, AND the bird list!!! the bird list kinda helps..with the bird calls at least...me and my partner are not so good at calls...so we get mixed up...btw, for the bird list, can you write on it?? like highlight it, jote down stuff and scibble all over it?? because that's wat we did... :oops: :oops: :oops:
peter, peter, peter

User avatar
junexia
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 147
Joined: August 18th, 2009, 10:24 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby junexia » January 7th, 2011, 7:20 pm

yes, you can write on it. on the rules it says notes containing information in any form, which means typed or handwritten.

just curious, since we can have two field guides this year, where are most of you getting it from? i bought my own last year, but i dont really want to spend another twenty or thirty dollars buying another one, and i haven't really talked to the other people doing this event about getting a field guide. even though buying another book would be a great help, im not sure if i should since i already have a lot of information in my first field guide, so do all of you buy both by yourself or do you split up the cost with the other people on your team?
Events for 2011:
Ornithology <3, Fossils, Ecology, Microbe Mission, Dynamic Planet


Return to “2011 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest