You know how satisfying it is to see Mr. Fitzbirdo in 4th place?! VERY!
And, yes, I see all of your bantering aimed at me about eBird... well, a wife, 2 kids and 2 jobs have put me nearly 2 years behind on my own life list work...(how's that for a sob story?). Seriously, I want to get onto eBird more, I'll see what I can do it being a new year and all.
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.