Team Sapsucker

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Last year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Team Sapsucker traveled to Texas hoping to break the national record for birds seen in a day.  For several years the Sapsuckers competed in the World Series of Birding, an all day birding competition that takes place in New Jersey every May.  Recently, however, they have turned their attention to Texas and the national record.  Led by captain Chris Wood, the Sapsuckers saw a record 264 birds last year in eastern Texas.

This year, they are back at it again.  The Sapsuckers–Chris Wood, Andrew Farnsworth, Jessie Barry, Tim Lenz, and Marshall Lliff, left for Texas yesterday.  They will begin scouting the area and planning their route.  Then, some time before the end of next week, they will attempt to break the outstanding record they set last year.  They are doing this out of pure enjoyment and also to raise money for bird conservation and research.  With their new sponsor Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the team is hopeful that they can string together another magical day along the Gulf coast of Texas.

For more information on Team Sapsucker you can visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s web page to read team member bios and learn more about what a “Big Day” is.

Good Luck, Team Sapsucker!!

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