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.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RUBL + DCCO this morning on the way out of town

That equals 24 for the year and the RUBL was my 40th yard lifer at The Wastelands.

So far to date, the only species that I've actually seen perched within The Wastelands:
[33% of total year species]
American Kestrel
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Common Grackle
House Finch

The next time someone enters numbers in the number's column, do me a favor and update mine. I try to fix all the insane number of spaces that get added for some reason but they never get fixed? What's up with that?!


  1. Suddenly the term "wastelands" is losing its meaning, it would appear. For me, DCCO, AMKE, and RUBL would be life yardbirds, and SOSP would be a second ever sighting! Not too bad, Boonedoggle.

  2. Boonemeister, awesome yard ticks. for a loser of a yard esp.

  3. Yeah, well I have to get 'em while I can. Just wait until the WarblerWar. I'm going to quickly lose ground. I'll have to take a pic of the nearest tree that might attract some songbirds. Needless to say, I'll need a Questar to resolve anything warbler sized although I may be able to nab SCTA, RBGR, or BAOR.

  4. Let me remind you all again that I only stand to gain 4 species come the migration, and I can think of few resident species that I am likely to get either: it's only March, and already I can feel my garden year list stagnate...


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