Ok, Caleb, you may have beaten me to the chase on NAWA, but now you can EAT THIS! (oh, and the rest of you all can too...) - CERULEAN WARBLER (54/109). A male singing in the top of one huge red oak. Below is the best photo I could manage...it did not get much closer and all views were pretty much from below.
Other new birds today include Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (52) and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (53).
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.