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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

is that all? I'll take some MOWA.

I've been birding other places lately and paying for it by missing things in the yard for sure. I can't resist the local shorebird scene though, with goodies like Stilt Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalaropes on the menu. Anyways, I got out into the yard this morning for about half an hour, and then later in the evening I got in a little more. Not a lot stirring with only singles of the few migrants I came across. But Mourning Warbler was a singing joy, I even got a brief look at his face before he hit the deck. Also, American Redstart, Wilson's Warbler, and Green Heron rounded out the gets for today with a total of 53 species.


  1. Way to go with your Oporornis tick.

    Is anyone keeping a running tally of the spring warbler war? Looking over the list yesterday showed an interesting assortment of 'one-yard-only' warbler ticks. Who's in the lead?

  2. It's a tab on the bottom of the google doc spreadsheet that we all update.

  3. I have not been updating it. or seeing it.

  4. Yeah I've been tossing your warb species in there for you Warner. Otherwise it looks like I'm cleaning up the southern region (when I'm really not). I don't know your specific arrival dates for many of those species. So you may want to go over it and double check things.


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