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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

the Haas Tract: Michigan's new Hawk IBA???

howdy all,

it is ON! there is a crazy good hawk flight over Marquette today. I have had easily 700+ BWHA's so far, and also have had NOGO, PEFA, AMKE, RLHA, BAEA, RTHA, (2 GOEA flying together!) and best of all, an adult light-morph SWAINSON'S HAWK!!!

This is only the second county record, the last being in 1977! Rough-winged Swallow, Brown Thrasher, House Wren, Lincoln's & White-crowned Sparrows are all new for the yard as well.

back to the yard! more here later!



  1. This poses the question, Skye... Will a thumbs up vote from the bird records committee be required before you can count it for your yardlist?

    AWESOME bird!

  2. Unbelievable dude, really. That is a STATE bird for me still, and you added it to your yard list. Ridiculous. To me that qualifies easily as #1 on the sidebar.


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