Late this morning I finally found some nice migrants showing up...
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (63) - male & female
Chimney Swift (64)
Cape May Warbler (65) - 2 singing and foraging high up.
Indigo Bunting (66) - 1 or 2 males
Scarlet Tanager (67) - 1 male
Just as Caleb mentioned, it was very quiet today for me as well. The CMWAs sang just enough for me to get on the birds and the RBGR and INBU were doing call notes only. Believe it or not, the CMWAs were the only warblers I saw today and they are only the third warbler species I've seen so far. There are a few more species I assumed I would have seen before CMWA.
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.