I opened the window this morn to listen to the bird song while making breakfast......Well, lets just say I didn't eat breakfast. A Connecticut Warbler was in full song on the east side of the house. It was never viewed even after an exhaustive search, although I was not 15 feet from it while it sang in a dense thicket of grape vine and raspberry. The other new birds today was an EAWP. Otherwise 12 warblers before work this morn.
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.