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 24, 2010

CONI Island

After 2.5 weeks of solid dusk watching at The Wastelands, I finally landed my year's CONI tic (year #58). The initial detection came with about 0.18466283 seconds (which subsequently, at The Wastelands, is the same amount of horizon degree viewage that I have) worth of obs time of a fly-by individual just before it banked out of my sight line. After a few more minutes, I had two more nighthawks fly directly over me, and low. These birds are simply amazing...I would have to say my favorite species of the year so far.


  1. Hey Slages...I thought I recalled your making mention of getting CONI at your slab nightly. Maybe you better check The List. I do believe this specy is missing from your tally. If this is accurate...."for shame!"

  2. Just some birding lingo (pronounced "speh-see" in case you're confused) from an old lingo phase me and a few birding buddies went through back in the day...I'm sure you can appreciate weird birding lingo there ancient-boy.


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