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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wood Ducks return

I spent an hour out on the greens hoping that something cool would flyover (I had meadowlark on the mind). While the 95% of the flyover birds were AMRO, RWBL, and COGR, I did pick up 3 Wood Ducks (a pair and then a lone male) checking out the ponds (#32). And Song Sparrow became ubiquitous overnight with at least 6 present within earshot (#31). A decent Herring Gull movement (22 in an hour) going over east to west from Lake Michigan presumably. Now out to some area lakes where I will actually get some waterfowl diversity!


  1. Nice snag...I actually feel like I'm a tight race with you guys now. Too bad I won't be home for about 1.5 weeks...

  2. Yeah I think that you Slager, and I will probably be fairly close. Skye, Caleb, and Curtis will be mid-range, and Warner, Kaplan, and Rick will be dueling for the top slots. And Harry, well you're just going to make us jealous by getting flyover Whimbrel and other amazing yardbirds...


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