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, March 11, 2009

Back in the Real World

For those of us who can't just step outside and have half of all North American waterfowl and icterid species flyby at the drop of a hat, welcome to the real world. Today I wasn't around the house enough to get any new yard birds (nevermind the 30-50mph wind gusts and cloudy skies), so I thought we could continue the thought of correcting Sean's totals.

The idea of dividing by two and subtracting an additional 10% for the habitat variation advantage (translation: 45% of Sean's total year yard list) seems like a good starting point. It should keep Sean out there looking more than he is now. 

Don't know if you all noticed but the goose invasion Sean experienced recently has spilled over into w. lower Michigan, with one report of 14 Ross's Geese in one flock and at least 2-3 other reports, plus lots of Greater White-fronted Geese and Snow Geese as well. It'd be very nice to score any of those as yard birds! More soon...

1 comment:

  1. Dude, yeah the goose invasion was pretty widespread among observers who actually knew their shit on this side of the lake (ie people who knew where to look/listen). They've really thinned out now though. 2 Cacklers today were the first non-Canadas I'd had in a week anywhere around here. Keep an eye out and check every flock man!


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