The quintessential ornithological race returns with some modifications that will give you more opportunities to get a prize.
The race consists in entering complete lists on the Ornitho.cat portal between February 1 and September 20, 2019. Unlike other years in which there was only one absolute winner, this year there will be 7 winners, one every month since March until September, and an absolute winner.
Another novelty is that from the Ornitho llistes viewer we can see who has more chance of winning each month with the ranking of complete lists. From this viewer we can also consult the general statistics regarding the number of species observed and the information of each species.
Remember that Ornitho.cat is the web portal dedicated to the exchange of information on observations of birds and other animals and plants in Catalonia and Andorra. The complete lists are lists that contain all the species that could be identified in a specific place and period. At Ornitho.cat are highly valued because, unlike casual data, complete lists not only report the species that have been observed at a particular place and time, but also those that have not been detected. Thanks to this, it is possible to establish the relative frequency of appearance in space and time of the different bird species and study their phenological patterns very carefully.