Birding Trivia Night

Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 7:30 pm

We’re planning a Birding Trivia Night via Zoom. If you’d like to attend, please register using the form below so we know how many people will be coming and can set up the teams. Don’t worry about how much trivial knowledge you’ve accumulated about birds; part of the fun will be making your best guess when you don’t know the answer.

How it will work

  • We’ll divide everyone into teams (we’re aiming for 3 or 4 teams).
  • We’ll take turns where each person gets a chance to answer a question (selected from the game North American Bird Watching Trivia). Depending on how many people sign up, we might get to go more than one round.
  • I’ll show each question on the Zoom shared screen and the person will have 15 seconds to come up with an answer.
  • Before I reveal the answer, the rest of the team discusses and decides whether to agree with the person who answered first. (45 seconds)
  • Then a new question for the next person/team.

Scoring

  • If the person and the team agree, and they’re right, they get 2 points.
  • If they split (one right, one wrong), 1 point.
  • If they’re all wrong, 0.

Example

  1. Question: What is North America’s most widespread falcon?
  2. It’s Robin’s turn and she guesses Peregrine
  3. Then Robin’s team, Ravenclaw, decides among themselves the answer should be American Kestrel.
  4. Answer: American Kestrel
  5. Scoring: 1 point to Ravenclaw (but not 2 since Robin’s first answer was wrong)

Prizes

Bragging rights

— Peter Norton

RSVP