Feathered Friends

Comment:┬áRegarding Feathered Friends….is there a typical number of questions included in the 30 minute event? And will students be working on one question at a time at stations or will they be given all the questions at once?
Thank you.

Answer: There are about 25 questions. There are no stations this year. All questions will be given at once. However, there are multimedia aspects to the test that require following along with the host.

Feathered Friends

Comment: For Feathered Friends, will the students have access to/be given a master list of all the birds to use at the competition for spelling reference?
For example a single sheet of paper that just lists the birds like so:
American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Robin
Blue Jay…

Answer: Spelling errors will not cause points to be subtracted from scores this year. We will have a list of all the birds as part of the diet guide.

Feathered Friends

Question: I know the kids are allowed to bring in their field guide only with notes in them, are these notes allowed to be written on sticky notes? Or only on the pages of the field guide itself?

Answer:┬áThe spirit of the new rule is “no notes.” Since the field guides have been around a few years, it’s understandable that there may be notes in the margins, etc. We have decided to allow bookmark-style tabs for rapid reference. Information on Post-it style notes is not allowed.