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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scorched earth, baby

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.



  1. I thought I had it bad at The Wastelands. But it looks like you have elevation advantages for some MEGA sky watching. What kind of warbs are you pulling in to your hab?

    Glad to have you on board!


  2. Thanks Aaron. Definitely weak here on warbler habitat - most I've picked up in the neighbor's Norway spruce visible from the backyard. Sky watching is where it's at - I try to manage regular hawk-watches in season, which has helped pick up some great bonuses: glossy ibis, common loon, red-headed woodpecker. You can see the lay of the land at the link below



  3. I like the Rock Wren habitat...

    ....but I like the species per acre calculations even better.

  4. sniff, sniff......


    HronkKK!!! SNNNIFFFF!!!!!!!!!!


    i knew I smelled bullshit.......

  5. and furthermore,

    Mr. MYYYY Backyard is a registered HMANA site.....

    The Haas tract has had Swainson's Hawk within it's airspace. suck on that.....


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