Century Run

Leader or Speaker: 
Larry Alden
Location of Event: 
Region-wide
Date: 
May 20, 2017 - 12:00am - 12:00pm

Compiler: Larry Alden - 861-6087 - overlook [at] nycap [dot] rr [dot] com

This is the Club’s 72nd Guy Bartlett Century Run, where teams of birders try to find as many species of birds as they possibly can in a single day within the eleven county NYS Region 8. Each group must stay together and jointly identify species reported.

The Century Run is not so much a field trip, but a challenge where you or your group tries to identify as many birds as possible in a 24-hour period. Groups informally compete for bragging rights, but in actuality, the Century Run provides a good snapshot of what’s out there in a single day. A good Century Run (so named for the goal of reaching a “century”, or at least 100 species) calls for good planning to hit a wide variety of habitats at the right time. Some groups try to cover the whole HMBC area; others limit themselves to a smaller geographic area – a single county, town, etc. Also, there’s nothing that says you can’t go out on your own, where you want and at your own pace, to see what you can see.

Reports must be emailed to the compiler by May 28th in order to be counted and published in “Feathers.” Also, please e-mail Birdline (birdline [at] hmbc [dot] net) with the total species and highlights for your group.