Gentlemen, (..... and Fitzey),
I truly enjoy hearing about you're-alls foray into spring migration. I did add year bird #26 the other day (a Cooper's Hawk), but I have no real evidence that it anything but a local winterer.
Don't worry about me- I'm just kickin back, chilling, waiting for everyone to feel like they're winning before I jump into this little soiree. Ring-billed Gulls showed up in the harbor the other day- so that means only 6 more weeks of winter!
Keep'on keeping on Brigham! I'll be playing roshambo with you for first place in May....... till then, may all your dreams be of vagrant warblers in one's water feature!
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.