"A big year is an informal competition among birders to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.
NOVA has decided to adopt this concept from our birding friends and adapt it to Airstreaming! The event is designed to encourage individuals or families to experience as much adventure as possible in one year. With our help, participants will publicly document their travels for fellow campers to compare and enjoy the miles traveled.
Big Year 2015 is open to all owners of Airstreams. It is our hope that while participating you take advantage of reading what the WBCCI NOVA unit has to offer and will consider joining our unit!
The word "competition" will be used loosely. Although we will strive to be accurate and fair, we consider this "trip" to be greater and more important than the "destination". Perhaps you may consider the Big Year more of a competition with yourself? Instead of staying home to weed the garden, go hit that state park you have never visited. When the early November storms loom, go find a coastline and experience the magnificent skies that God provides for us to see.
Perhaps our slogan shall be "Experience All the Adventure you can!"
Every contest requires rules. Big Year rules will be simple. One point for each night sleeping in your Airstream. One point for every destination. High score wins. The maximum points will be 365 nights and 365 destinations totaling 730. The only other rule is truth in reporting. Your honor is all that is required.
Big Year 2015 will be divided into two classes. You may select which one most closely describes your personal lifestyle.
What's going to happen at the end? Well, most importantly, we hope you enjoyed the ride and lived the dream. Also, we hope you continue!
Visit www.campnova.com to enter this event.
Please also visit to take a look at the great events our club will be participating in this year.