On a sidenote: I did score one very good bird today: MERL (81/108). Not easy for my yard and for some reason not hanging out on Whitefish Lake like I thought one might. Also added EAPH (82) which sang briefly but then left.
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.