By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Southern Wings Bird Club News

Sandy Komito is coming to Gwinnett to speak at the Southern Wings Bird Club August 10th meeting held at 7:00pm at the Gwinnett Administration & Justice Center.

Address: 75 Langley Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Sandy is the only person to ever win two Big Years.  A big year is an informal competition among birders to see who can (list) see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area. A big year may be done within the official American Birding Association Area (defined as the 49 continental U.S. states, Canada, and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, plus adjacent waters to a distance of 200 miles from land or half the distance to a neighboring country, whichever distance is less.)

Sandy Komito’s 1987 record = 721 birds

Sandy Komito’s 1998 record = 748 birds

John Shauger, President of Southern Wings Bird Club http://www.southernwingsbc.com/