Well guys, things are about to get more interesting. I would like to introduce to you my friend Harry Hussey of County Cork, Ireland (!): our newest yardbird blogger! For him, American Robin would be a mega, while Fieldfare, Blackcap, and Black-headed Gull are basically trash.
Also, Harry seems to be much more mature than any of us, but from chatting with him over the past year on all matters birds, it is apparent that his skill level is just as low as ours. So, Harry- let's see what your yard looks like, and then you can start educating us about all things Palearctic!
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.