After finding two piles of Morning Dove feathers in my backyard without spotting the culprit I decided my porthole to the world (2'x2') was just too small to make me a serious yardbird competitor. So I (we really) decided to do something about it ......
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.