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
Walked out this morning, and was greeted by the call notes of a young male Orchard Oriole in the top of a Cottonwood. It quickly moved on, but I knew it was going to be good when that was my first bird! Passerines were not super thick, but the song diversity was music for my ears. Year pickups included: Great Egret, Spotted Sandpiper, and White-crowned Sparrow. Pretty much every other year addition also doubled as life yardbirds: Warbling Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, Green Heron, Bobolink (singing male as it flew over), Eastern Kingbird (also a flyover), Baltimore Oriole, and a lone Lesser Yellowlegs among 33 solitary sands (!!) on the mudflats below the beaver dam. The only other warb aside from the COYE was a singing palm warbler outside my apartment. Can't wait for what the next few weeks have in store! Curtis, your life yardlist is about to fall!