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.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I spy goldeneye

New for the year and new for the yard: Common Goldeneye. That's 26/149. Two flew over this evening heading for the big lake and their buddies. There are several thousand along the coastline right now.

Its time to keep an ear out for American Woodcock. This is the week I usually start to get them. Who will be first? Those with the right habitat around their yards? BEWA? CAPU?

The rest of today's yard tally:

Location: Home
Observation date: 2/20/10
Number of species: 16

Common Goldeneye 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Herring Gull (American) 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 3
European Starling 2
Dark-eyed Junco 22
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 12


  1. I don't know if I will be getting any this week, I got 10 inches of snow cover on the ground. Will give it a shot though.

  2. When is your earliest date for them?


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