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Old Thursday 14th March 2019, 23:37   #1
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Fantasy Birding

For those of you who don't know, fantasy birding is a new game that has been gaining some traction in the birding community. The basic premise, much like fantasy football and other games, is that what you 'bird' in the game is a reflection of eBird checklists in real life.
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Old Friday 15th March 2019, 07:14   #2
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Again, I thought this was going to be about LGRE......explainer available below for non Brits........

I know this is old but it always makes me laugh, it would be even funnier if it weren't true!

Regarding the game in the OP, there was a UK 'birder' who kept a tv list, that is to say he listed, all the birds he saw on television, even devising his daily tv schedule based on what programmes my have the opportunity to see the odd bird.

An old mate of line, now sadly lost to cancer, arrived at my door one day, clutching arms full of old video tapes. 'Andy, you have tons of books, fancy a challenge', he asked. For a whole weekend, we poured over my books as we forwarded and rewound anything we thought we had a chance of naming and as we had our little wins, each species we identified, was studiously noted, time referenced on the vid etc and inserted in to the video box on a neat, handwritten card for future reference, it was quite fun.... for a short time!
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