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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Incredibly, I just looked out to see a Vermivora coming in to the bath, thinking that it almost had to be an Orange-crowned. Instead, it was a typical Tennessee Warbler, by far the latest I've had in my yard, and likely in Michigan. To my additional surprise, the bar graphs in the back of Chartier and Ziarno (ABA Birding Guide to Michigan) puts the window for this species into late October for both the nLP and the sLP. I am no less excited, though, to have this species at least 2 weeks since I've had it previously.

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