Commuters birding challenge

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8 years 1 month ago #13141 by mossie
mossie created the topic: Commuters birding challenge
Out of curiosity and extreme boredom whilst commuting to work in the car, I decided to do a garage to garage bird count from home to work.

I was quite astounded to reach 24 ticks in a 25km trip from home to Baragwanath along the M1. Not an exceptional day, cos I dipped on about 6 birds which I expected to see but did not such as speckled pigeon, masked weaver and black shouldered kite, and I didn't get anything too unusual to add, just everyday birds.

I'd be curious to see what the record is for a daily commute... excluding those that live in national parks etc (or people from 4-ways who spend about 4 hours in the car each day <!-- s:duck: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/duck.gif" alt=":duck:" title="Fear" /><!-- s:duck: --> )

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8 years 1 month ago #13146 by steveclark
steveclark replied the topic: Re: Commuters birding challenge
G'day Mossie

I ride my bike to work most days (12km about 30-40 mins) and count species as I go. 27 this morning is close to as good as it gets. When I lived in Canberra my bike commute was a similar distance and I went into the low 30s a couple of times. The advantage of a bike over a car is that you hear more. In the depths of winter my tally is typically below 15 species.

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8 years 1 month ago #13147 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Commuters birding challenge
Mossie, I work from home - does that mean I can count the species in my garden? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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