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NYSSO Events Division B

Ornithology: ~ A note from our NYSSO Event Writer~
Hello, NYSSO!
As many of the birds on the Nationals List are native to New York State, we will be using the entire National List for B/C Regionals in NY.
Additionally, for those competing at the B/C State level, we will continue to use the National List with the addition of these NY birds:
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Order Anseriformes
Common merganser (Mergus merganser) Order Anseriformes
Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Order Piciformes
Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Order Passeriformes
Northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) Order Strigiformes (also know the vocalization)
Purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus) Order Passeriformes
Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Order Passeriformes
Also, there will not be calls on 2021 B/C Regional exams, but be prepared to know calls for B/C State exams.

Road Scholar: ~ A note from our NYSSO Event Writer~

The AAA map needed for the Regional Tournament is AAA Idaho-Montana.

NYSSO Events Division C

Codebusters: ~ A note from our NYSSO Event Writer~
There is no timed question for the Regional Test.

Ornithology: ~ A note from our NYSSO Event Writer~
Hello, NYSSO!
As many of the birds on the Nationals List are native to New York State, we will be using the entire National List for B/C Regionals in NY.
Additionally, for those competing at the B/C State level, we will continue to use the National List with the addition of these NY birds:
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Order Anseriformes
Common merganser (Mergus merganser) Order Anseriformes
Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Order Piciformes
Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Order Passeriformes
Northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) Order Strigiformes (also know the vocalization)
Purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus) Order Passeriformes
Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Order Passeriformes
Also, there will not be calls on 2021 B/C Regional exams, but be prepared to know calls for B/C State exams.

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