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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Greetings bird-brothers. I've been pretty lax about the yard list lately gentlemen, and I apologize. I haven't bothered to blog about the yard lifer I got a few weeks ago, Spotted Sandpiper on the creek, or the other yard birds I've gotten either like BBCU. Working full time has made me into a busy man lately, and most of my outside of work birding has been focused on the local shorebird scene. That has been good, today not fifteen minutes from my house at Hoover Reservoir, I had 15 BASA, and 9 BBSA, which is pretty sweet, not to mention the dozen STSA and other various more common shorebirds numbering in the hundreds of individuals that are there now. But last night I had about 86 CONI (#135 for the year) fly by the house and I remembered the old yard list and this blog. I hope to bird my yard tonight and tomorrow morning and hopefully I'll be getting some more migrants. Stay tuned chumps!


  1. Wow...15 BASAs at the Hoov?! That's impressive. I usually encounter this species in singles or twos...nice work!

  2. I know man, it was epic. I'm not sure what the deal is this year, but I like it.


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