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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Finally some migrant love

Migrant Love! So at long last I had some decent warblers in along the creek today, plus a few other interesting migrants. Nothing too spectacular. I tried to make the NOWA into a LOWA, but it wouldn't work for me. The little guy even was singing softly. Other weak songs I heard today were RBGR, WAVI, and AMRE. But I did get a yard lifer! Its such a lame yard lifer I'm ashamed to brag about it. Its a shame this species doesn't nest in my back yard. Stupid Blue-winged Warblers. It was a beautiful little male though. A pleasant sight on a very pleasant day. Another highlight was all the BLPW! Such an epic migrant I'm always glad to see them. No BBWA today though. I can't believe I'm missing that, I usually get it. Soon, I hope. Here is a list to spite you all:
Location:     Home Observation date:9/10/10 
Number of species:     56  
Canada Goose     10 Wild Turkey     6 Great Blue Heron     1 Turkey Vulture     8 Red-shouldered Hawk     3 Red-tailed Hawk     1 Killdeer     1 Mourning Dove     6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo     1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird     5 Red-bellied Woodpecker     4 Downy Woodpecker     4 Northern Flicker     1 Eastern Wood-Pewee     3 Empidonax sp.     1 Eastern Phoebe     1 Great Crested Flycatcher     1 Warbling Vireo     2 Red-eyed Vireo     1 Blue Jay     12 American Crow     6 Barn Swallow     4 Carolina Chickadee     8 Tufted Titmouse     4 White-breasted Nuthatch     6 Carolina Wren     2 House Wren     6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     1 Eastern Bluebird     2 Swainson's Thrush     1 American Robin     80 Gray Catbird     20 European Starling     12 Cedar Waxwing     6 Blue-winged Warbler     1 Nashville Warbler     1 Magnolia Warbler     2 Black-throated Green Warbler     1 Blackpoll Warbler     8 Black-and-white Warbler     1 American Redstart     6 Northern Waterthrush     1 Common Yellowthroat     3 Wilson's Warbler     1 Canada Warbler     1 Eastern Towhee     2 Chipping Sparrow     1 Field Sparrow     4 Song Sparrow     2 Scarlet Tanager     1 Northern Cardinal     10 Rose-breasted Grosbeak     1 Indigo Bunting     1 Common Grackle     80 House Finch     4 American Goldfinch     8 House Sparrow     6


  1. Huh, only 11 new yard birds for me...maybe we should join forces??

  2. Dude - you've got to update the fall warbler war tab in the google spreadsheet. Since no one else from the "south" had anything entered, it's making my 17 warbler species this fall look way larger than they should!


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