[CT Birds] CT Rarity Roundup?

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 19:22:28 EST 2014

How about tolland and windham counties?

Mark Szantyr

> On Nov 2, 2014, at 3:47 PM, Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Some of you may be familiar with the "Rarity Roundups" that take place in
> nearby states. They typically occur during the most lucrative time for
> rarities during the fall, which in New England, is basically the month of
> November. Although the setup is somewhat different depending on the
> specific "roundup", the goal is always the same: to find rarities.
> Obviously, megas are the top targets, but the day is really about finding
> quality birds, with quality people. Derek Lovitch sums up the target fare
> rather nicely as "vagrants, lingering migrants, pioneers, irruptives, and
> other seasonal highlights." At the end of the day, some roundups include a
> compilation much like CBCs, where participants get together to discuss the
> good birds that were found, go over the checklists, and enjoy dinner.
> This year, I'm proposing we do the same thing in Connecticut. Now, the
> state itself is a comparatively big place, so instead, I say we limit the
> count to the coastal areas of Fairfield County (or possibly an even smaller
> geographic area than this). Teams could spend the daylight scouring the
> thickets, fields, and forests lining the coast for rarities, then head to
> the compilation to share their findings. A weekend day would obviously be
> best for this effort, and thus one of the days on the weekends of November
> 8 and 9, or November 15 and 16 probably works best.
> I'd love to hear feedback on the possibility of making this a reality. It
> might be cutting it a little close to bring this up so close to the
> proposed roundup dates, but if there are interested parties, then hopefully
> we can make this happen.
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield
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