Bonus: BOTY goes Batty
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Bonus: BOTY goes Batty

First Aired: Nov 5, 2021
This month, New Zealand's Bird of the Year competition ruffled feathers, as per usual, when a bat took the gold. A look at the complex and controversial BotY awards and mean tweets at the non-tweety bats.

I got today’s information from :

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/14/934749679/for-the-birds-voter-fraud-ruffles-new-zealand-bird-of-the-year-competition

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2110/S00189/native-bats-cause-a-flap-entering-bird-of-the-year-competition.htm?fbclid=IwAR3B_D_QYsUdlLl848tHVjdzs_GWYV0sBPcr3YUueZMbT1Iu69UGmRJsAdQ

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/bat-flies-off-with-new-zealands-bird-year-title-2021-11-02/

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/stpeterscitymissouri

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/12/new-zealand-twitchy-amid-claims-of-russian-meddling-in-bird-of-the-year-contest

https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/

https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-national-news/tens-of-thousands-experiencing-long-covid-19-symptoms-in-ontario-science-group-4331926

https://www.livescience.com/bat-named-bird-of-the-year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_the_Year

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-zealands-long-tailed-bat-is-crowned-bird-of-the-year-180978979/


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