That’s what we started with. Whipped this yard into fightin' shape.
All natural, all native, all 0.11 acres of it. Calculated on a per acre basis, as I like to do, the all time yard count is 873 species per acre.
The tables are now updated, and I'm about to bust out the ceiling - that would be me the rocket trail going straight up. I pity you without fish crow.
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.