It’s Birding Big Day on Saturday. I’ll be there with my bins. Bins are bird talk for binoculars, don’t y’know? Some call them “nocks” but that’s pure affectation.
The annual BBD has become very competitive with teams of four, some full of performance-enhancing substances liked laced coffee, start at midnight to pick out calls of nocturnal birds. The idea of BBD is to “pi” (birding talk for “positively identify”) as many different kinds of birds as possible within 24 hours and within a 50 km radius of any chosen point.