Consider the family of Nashville Warblers foraging in my yard this evening to be my opening volley across your'alls bow. The Haas Tract has always done well for fall warblers (possible in the spring too, but how would I know?!? I'm out birding interesting places then sitting around pretending my suburban lot is a realistic substitute for an actual birding hotspot!).
Prepare for a wicked fall gentlemen- I feel a very good autumnal migration coming to Lake Superior........
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.