Well, another surprise was picking up one of these species TODAY- Brown Creeper (106). Must be a post-breeding dispersal from the nearby Rogue River corridor. Which makes me wonder if the Cerulean Warbler I found on territory 0.29 miles from my house in May has a chance of reaching my yard?
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.