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Matt
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Posts: 104

We need a logo/ mascot bird.

We could do a contest for the best logo or mascot and start putting it on shirts and merchandise.  

I would suggest a "special to NC" bird like Black Skimmer, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, or Brown-headed Nuthatch.  Or a migrant like Wood Thrush, Cerulean Warbler, Swainson's Warbler to raise awareness for migrant conservation.

Ideas?

Thanks

Matt

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 26, 2014 at 8:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Martina
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Posts: 67

I've thoguht about this too. I was thinking along the lines of 'Carolina'- wood ducks are also known as Carolina Ducks, mourning doves, Carolina doves, and so on. I might be a bit biased but Carolina Parakeet would be a nice mascot. I love parrots,  and it was native to here...


I'd like it too, if the mascot was a little-researched bird, or one that isn't well known. Bachman's Sparrows I had never heard of until I saw it mentioned. Swainson's Warbler is a good one too.


If all else fails I liked Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

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March 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

evan
Member
Posts: 52

What about the shrike

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Evan Wunder

March 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jeff
Member
Posts: 18

pine warbler i think would be a good choice or a barred owl

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Jeff Janson

Member

Catch fish or die trying

March 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jeff
Member
Posts: 18

red cockaded

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Jeff Janson

Member

Catch fish or die trying

March 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

I like the suggestions- barred owl is wise and widespread.  shrike is sort of vicious, though :). Wood duck sounds good.  HOw about Painted Bunting?  Or I agree with Martina, Swainson's Warbler, something that will get people more interested in conserving a relatively unknown species.  I like Car. Parakeet, but since it's extinct, public recognition might be an issue.  

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

Prothonotary Warbler?  both neotrioical migrant and relatively limited range (southern US)

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 6:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

Of course someone would also have to CREATE a logo INCORPORATING the logo bird

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 6:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jeff
Member
Posts: 18

read my new signature

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Jeff Janson

Member

Catch fish or die trying

March 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jeff
Member
Posts: 18

prothonatory sounds nice


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Jeff Janson

Member

Catch fish or die trying

March 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

well in addition the prothonotary has recognition and a marvelous color scheme.


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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

I will be creating a poll on a new page with all the suggestions here. Vote, vote vote!!! :)


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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 7:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Martina
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Posts: 67

I mean, I can draw warblers pretty good, but I wish I had a drawing tablet to make it digital. Prothonotary sounds nice too. I think Painted Bunting isn't the best option because you can only find it in certain areas. Prothonotary can be fkund over most of the Carolinas. 


I'll go vote now!

March 27, 2014 at 7:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

evan
Member
Posts: 52

Why dont we do a multi bird logo

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Evan Wunder

March 27, 2014 at 7:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

i like multi bird

but we dont want it to be cluttered

check out the poll

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

evan
Member
Posts: 52

When will the voting end

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Evan Wunder

March 31, 2014 at 9:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

I was thinking April 10th

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

March 31, 2014 at 9:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt
Site Owner
Posts: 104

Should I consolidate poll to top two (Prothonotary and Red cockaded) or top 4 or just keep it the way it is.  Right now the first two have pretty much no competition.  I could make a poll just between the two to reduce clutter and confusion.

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Matthew Janson

Charlotte, NC

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

April 7, 2014 at 6:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Martina
Moderator
Posts: 67

That's a good idea. I'm surprised that Red-cockaded got so popular so fast. I'm cheering for Prothonotary, it's easier to draw!

April 7, 2014 at 6:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

evan
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Posts: 52

Red-cockaded All the way.

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Evan Wunder

April 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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