Being the farther-est north of us all, I have had to patiently wait for the birds Ben & Boots were reporting last month, but, things have started to go from a drip to now a trickle in the metaphorical and actual bird-bath that is my yard. Exciting today was a Winter Wren, a bird I missed last year. Even more exciting has been waking up to singing Fox Sparrows outside my window all week long. It's been a real treat!
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.