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This page has a calculation on what one birder SHOULD have done, who ended on 748: In late August instead of birding in Colorado for some code 1 birds that he could have picked up at other times of the year, he could have been in the Pribiloffs for a few days before going to Gambell. If he had he could have seen taiga and dark-sided flycatchers ...
I always liked to think it had to do with Hank Aaron's true home run record. Obviously birding and baseball have no relation but I still always liked to think they made Bostick's record 755 which is what Aaron's home run total was. Maybe their sticking it to that cheater Barry Bonds. Of course, this is probably all ridiculous and completely false.
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