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BIRDWATCHER QUIZ

Take this fun quiz prepared by Profiles and Features Editor Carmela Balcazar and find out what kind of birdwatcher you really are!

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Take the quiz to see what kind of Birdwatcher you are.

1.  Traveling the distance. Birding Sites I’ve been to…  Choose 1 only.

A.  Any of the following: Coastal Lagoon, La Mesa Eco-Park, UP Diliman, Villa Escudero, Caylabne, Mt. Palay-palay, Candaba, Balanga, IRRI, my garden, nearby bird habitat like a park, golf course  +  1 point

B. Mt. Makiling, Bangkong-kahoy, Subic  + 2 points

C. Out-of-town trips that require flying or taking the RORO  + 3 points

    Mt. Kitanlad – up to Apo Sunbird, (additional 1 point)

     Hamut, Camp Sawa (additional 2 points)

D. Cyber birding is my kind of thing.  – 1 point

2. Equipment (I have the following when I go birding)

A. Own binoculars + 3 points

B. Borrowed binoculars + 1 point

C. Laser pointer + 1 point

D. Playback device, squeaker + 1 point

E. Spotting scope + 2 points

F. Field Guide + 1 point

G. Documentation equipment (Notebook, recorder or Camera) + 2 points

H. Don’t need any.  – 1 point

3. Liquid intake. My liquid replenishment consists of…  Choose only 1 answer.

A. Water, Energy drinks like Gatorade, + 3 points

B. Beer, Coffee, Tarragon tea + 1 point

C. I’m a camel.  -1 point

4. Birding Buddies

A. 2 or less  + 1 point

B. 3-5        +2 points

C. I can bird with most anyone.     +3 points

D. Single and loving it.        – 1 point

5. Time for birds

A. I’m up before dawn  + 3 points (additional 2 pts. If I bird during twilight and beyond)

B. Mortal hours please! (8 am to 5 pm)  + 2 points

C. I sneak in my birding.  + 1 point

D. I need my beauty sleep.  – 1

6. When I see a bird…

A. I take note of field marks            + 3 points

B. Admire with delight                      + 2 points

C. Wait for someone to identify what species + 1 point

D. My text messages are more important.  – 1 point

7. Age (Honesty system)

A. 18 – 21 years old   add  2 points

B. 22 – 47                 add 1 point

C. 48 above                add 3 points

D. Senior citizens, minors (below 18) + 4 points

Score

25 points and above   Now a legend, soon a brand.

20-24 points   Hardcore

16-19 points   Devotee

10-15 points   Fan

9 below   Fat birds don’t fly

Less than zero – take up a new hobby.

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