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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Seasonal/vagrant rarities comp.
As much as I'd like to throw you guys a bone, Fox Sparrow is not as rare as RBGR or SAVS. If you view the regional bar graphs for each respective species in both MI and in OH you'll see this is true. What you do, for those not in the know, is you sign into eBird and then click the explore data tab, second on the list is "Bar Charts" and then you can select the state or region you would like a list of bar charts for. Next scroll down until you find the species you want to look up. Its a pretty nifty feature. If you want to say "well, for YOUR yard Ben, those species aren't so rare" that argument doesn't really hold up either since I've had several Fox Sparrows this time of year, but never RBGR or SAVS before, and this data is supported by the bar graphs/charts. Good Birding! Later today I hope to post the habitat pics of the yard. First some feeder watching and then some Skiing, then its time to go to work, working nights is better for yard-birding I've decided.