2013 and beyond

It's pretty simple: the most birds seen or heard from one's yard during 2013 will be the "winner". Want in? O.k....then do it despite that.

2013 promises to be a lot less mean but still a carbon-free birding competition, even if slightly less exciting than a MEGA x EPIC hybrid.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sandhill Cranes bugling!

After watching hundreds of geese (including a couple Snows) moving north near Lake Geneva where I work this evening, I got home and set up my scope on the ridge to try to pick out some pure-bred tundra geese among these flippin canucks. No luck on that count, but the scoping did finally nab a distant Horned Lark (#39). As I was packing up I heard the bugling of a pair of Sandhill Cranes (#40) - a sound for sore ears! Also had a flock of 14 more WWCR land in the Norway Spruce clump and then fly right over the house to check out the cones in our front colorado spruces. Up to 58 in the yard this year Curtis...better watch out!


  1. I'm still stuck at 74 WWCR...I need to spend some more time outside to keep that number rising. If I break your record of 25 with a flock of 26 or more I break into triple digits!
    Still no PISI or CORE here...frustrating when it's been a great year for both ANYWHERE else but HERE!
    No comment on my year yard list total.

  2. I've had a million zillion WWCR, I'm so cool. Yada yada yada.


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