A Big Year?

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Did anyone saw this movie “The Big Year”? Well, the movie is about two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. The competition is real.

Here’s a description from Wikipedia:

A big year is an informal competition among birders to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.
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Nanny told me that she would like to do a big year (birding), but the problem is her knowledge about birds is quite limited! And frankly, it would be unfair to me, because she would have to travel a lot which mean paying less attention to MOI!

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So, I came up with an idea, she presently is taking drawing lessons, not that she is good at it…  So, her challenge this year will be to draw as many birds as she can this year. The purpose of this crazy challenge, well to learn more about birds, and to draw me by the end of this year.  Her art teacher told Nanny, practice makes perfect (not sure if this is true) – all I know, she needs a lot of practice before attempting to draw me! I’m after all a complex subject!!!!

I told Nanny that I would LOVE to do a big year too! Not drawing the birds, but eating them! Nanny said NO! I know, she’s not cool.

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Nanny could start with the Top North American Bird Fact Sheets from the birding.com website:

http://www.birding.com/topbirds.asp

Here’s the first bird – Eastern Bluebird 

Eastern Bluebird

Here’s the information about the Eastern Bluebird:
http://www.birding.com/topbirds/6275eb.asp

Hear the sound of an Eastern Bluebird:
http://www.birding.com/images/6275.wav

Does anyone want to joint us on our “crazy” quest?

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