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The Third Annual Breeding Bird Blitz (PAB3)

The third annual PA Breeding Bird Blitz will be taking place

Friday, June 17th through Monday, June 20th, 2016.

 

The third annual PA Breeding Bird Blitz will be taking place Friday, June 17th through Monday, June 20th. Another opportunity to add some great PA Breeding Bird data to eBird and to win prizes for yourself!

One eBird Checklist per contestant per category can be entered daily. This means you can enter up to 4 checklists daily for a chance to win a prize (see below).


1. Basic - E-mail ONE of your daily eBird checklists for the PAB3 to breedingbirdblitz@gmail.com with the subject line, Basic

  • All Prize eligible eBird checklists will meet the following criteria:
  • Checklists will be complete checklists with NO INCIDENTAL COUNTS and “Yes” to reporting all birds identified.
  • There will be No Use of the dreaded X - each species reported must have the number seen or heard, either counted or estimated.
  • Only the person sending in the checklist from a group will be the prize winner. All members of a group can enter by sending in a copy of a shared checklist or of another checklist submitted to eBird by the group that day.
  • DO NOT SHARE a checklist with the PAB3 but send a copy of your checklist. You do this by having eBird send you a copy of your checklist via e-mail then forwarding a copy to the given PAB3 email address.


2. Breeding Codes – E-mail ONE of your daily eBird checklists of the PAB3 to
breedingbirdblitz@gmail.com with the subject line, Codes.


3. Nocturnal E-mail ONE of your daily eBird checklist FOR the PAB3 to
breedingbirdblitz@gmail.com with the subject line, Nocturnal.

  • A Basic or Breeding Code list that ends by 5:30 a.m. or begins at 9:00 p.m. or later.
  • This new category is to encourage you to go find and report Whippoorwills, Rails, Woodcock, Owls and other birds that may be active mainly at night. They must meet all the criteria of the Basic List with the addition of the time guidelines given here.

4. Registered E-mail ONE of your daily entries to breedingbirdblitz@gmail.com
with the subject line, Registered, along with the name of the sponsoring Local Bird Club
(LBC) or Audubon Chapter (AC) that you are a member, or if you are a member of PSO.

  • LBC or AC become a registered supporter of the PAB3 and you get to send in one additional checklist daily. Do this by having an officer of the group send an email to pabirder@gmail.com no later than June 10th indicating that they are officially promoting the PAB3 among their members.
  • If you are a member of PSO (PA Society for Ornithology), Susquehanna County Birders or State College Bird Club you can enter this category.

For more information contact Vern Gauthier at pabirder@gmail.com

Prizes by category and how awarded


The winner from each category will be drawn from checklists received by 7:00 a.m. on June 21.
Winners for each category will be notified by email.
You may enter once daily in each of the four categories.

Basic Prize – One year Gift ABA Membership and ABA hat

Breeding Codes Prize – One Year Gift PSO Membership and 2nd PBBA Book

Nocturnal Prize – $30 Gift Certificate and hat from Bird Watchers General Store and a
Phone Skope set up.

Registered Prize – A copy of “Birds of Central Pennsylvania,” along with a gift certificate to the Lost Creek Shoe Shop and an Eagle Optics Harness Strap and Vortex Lens Cleaning Kit.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

American Birding Association (ABA) - www.aba.org

Bird Watchers General Store - http://birdwatchersgeneralstore.com/

Birds of Central Pennsylvania - www.buteobooks.com/

Eagle Optics - www.eagleoptics.com

Lost Creek Shoe Shop, 643 Oakland Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059

PA Society for Ornithology (PSO) - www.pabirds.org

Phone Skope - www.phoneskope.com/birding/

 

DO THE BLITZ!