Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Great Tassie Twitch 2007

John Tongue writes: It's on again! Yes, we know it's not 12 months since the last one! But some of the feedback suggested that a Spring Twitch would be preferable--more waders, cuckoos, Spring migrants etc. So we're planning for the last two weeks in October.
For those who haven't participated before, it's "Competitive Birdwatching"--with a fun edge. Pick your own 24 hour period between October 17th and 31st, and see how many species you can 'tick'. Or, enter one of the many novelty events (some new specials this time around).
Fund raising is not a big part of the contest (unlike Mainland events), but there is a fund raising element. Last time around, $300-400 was given to the "Save Ralph's Bay Fighting Fund". The recipient of funds from this year's event is still to be decided, but will be notified beforehand.
So, dust off your binoculars and species checklist, polish up your ID skills and get ready to 'twitch'. Send for an info. pack and registration form to:
John and Shirley Tongue
phone 64256475
or post 10, King's Parade,
Ulverstone, 7315.

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