[CT Birds] Tracking the 2008 CT species seen

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sat Dec 29 13:13:48 EST 2007

Sounds Interesting,

What about ablinistic, leuchistic, melanistic and other "istic"  birds?
What about Identifiable races and hybrids?
What about the different age and sex combinations?

just kidding about the last one.

Happy New Year

Dennis Varza

On Dec 29, 2007, at 12:58 PM, David Provencher wrote:

> OK, I'm still picking up the pieces after a very destructive  
> divorce (which
> one of us appears to want to go on forever alas) so I'm not making  
> any big
> personal birding commitments for 2008. But despite that, I had an  
> idea for
> some birding fun next year. While I swore off big years quite some  
> time ago
> and dropped listing as well, I never said I wouldn't count up what  
> saw. So I plan on keeping a list of all the species seen and  
> reported in CT
> in 2008. So everyone has the chance to help. Here's the deal: I'm  
> going to
> track the total number of species seen in CT during 2008 by  
> everyone who
> reports to this list, to me directly, or that I get reliable word  
> about. I
> am also going to compile the list of exotics/escapes that get seen/ 
> reported
> in the wild (That means don't let me know what you saw at the zoo!)
> The only caveat on rarities will be that the report has to accepted  
> by the
> Avian records Committee of Connecticut (unless it's an escape or  
> exotic).
> That way it will give us a semi-official count on just how many  
> species get
> reported during a calendar year in CT. Periodically I will post  
> here what
> the list is and the total number of species seen to date. This will  
> give
> anyone who wants to contribute an opportunity to add something that  
> hasn't
> been reported yet. I do not want people to start posting every  
> species they
> see everyday for this project, that would just create a lot of  
> unnecessary
> bulk. So if you want to contribute, just check the periodic posting  
> to see
> what has NOT been recorded yet and let me know if you have  
> something to add.
> REMEMBER: I want to compile a list of exotics/escapes seen as well.  
> So if
> you see a Black Swan on Candlewood Lake or a Gray Parrot in  
> Hartford or
> anything in between, it goes on the list.
> Good luck and good birding in 2008 everyone.
> Dave Provencher
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