Ok, I'm back. Just thought it might help for me to just let you guys play for a while making you think that you were doing pretty good...but now it's time to get down to business!
I guess I shouldn't speak so quickly...I've got some territory to cover with only 23 that I can remember since mid July. I can't even recollect RBWO or ROPI! And besides that, I STILL have not had a Hummer come to my stinking feeder ALL SEASON!!!
The highlight thus far this "fall" was hearing a Yellow-billed Cuckoo last week. I was out today but no sign of migrants in the yard at all - even with a small flock of Titmice (another nice bird for my urban yard) responding to my calls. But, alas, the warblers are bound to show up here soon. Oh, and Caleb, nice job butting in to "take over" my Warbler War invention...you better hope I don't SMACK you (and everyone else) again this season! When I do there will be NO excuses for your lack of warblers!
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.