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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Let's Twitch Again...
This saturday begins Twitchathon weekend and it is NOT too late to participate and donate!!
Queensland Twitchathon 17-19 October 2014
Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland Twitchathon will be held over the week-end of 17-19 October 2014. You can travel anywhere in QLD. See how many species of birds your team can find in the hours set out in your chosen category.
This is the major fundraising event for Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland in 2014 and your team entry and your sponsors will assist us in raising funds for important avian conservation and research projects.
The Twitchathon aims to provide a fun, social, ethical and competitive birding event that encourages participants to research and explore Queensland’s diverse bird habitats.
The total prize pool is $1500 and prize amounts per category may vary depending on the number of individuals per team (see Rules and Conditions).
Registrations open 1 September 2014 and close 8pm Thursday 16 October 2014.
For full information see the following attachments below:
2014 Team Entry Form 2014 Rules and Conditions including prizes 2014 Sponsorship Form
Twitch checklists IOC Taxonomic Checklist – in excel with autocount set to electronically calculate IOC Alphabetical Checklist – in excel with autocount set to electronically calculate IOC Taxonomic and IOC Alphabetical checklist in pdf
Start planning! Choose your category! Start a team! Get your sponsors! Do your recces!
Todd Burrows and Deborah Metters sit proudly with the Twitch Champions Trophy. Along with Judith Hoyle they are members of Off The Rails - the current Twitchathon Champions - recording 190 bird species during the 2013 Twitchathon.
A Paradise Parrot sits proudly atop the Queensland Twitch Champions trophy that recognises 23 years of a great Queensland birding tradition.