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.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
el Bosque de Pinos
been quite a while, I've been in the eastern UP, two-timing it with another yard for the last 6 weeks. Birding in the Hacienda-East has been pretty great- lots of breeding warblers (12 spp, including Blackburian, Magnolia, Pine, Mourning, etc) and other goodies like Wilson's Snipe, American Bittern, Blue-headed Vireo, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red & White-winged Crossbills, Evening Grosbeak, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and my Winter Wren alarm clock.
I (so far) have had 55 species of birds around the immediate property, I suppose I could of added some birds (and still might) if I hiked west from the cabin into the sedge marshes. It is an amazing preserve just full of all kinds of wildlife. These guys took out my birdfeeders one evening!
It was pretty awesome having 12 species of warblers singing from the cabin yard, and spending one's evening having a beer while watching Blue-headed Vireos raise a family was a good time.