Hey guys - I got a very nice surprise in the form of an Eastern-Wood Phoebe singing down the street this morning. I can't believe it's back nesting under an eave after spending the winter in Ecuador! I heard it (after carefully eliminating the similar sounding Alder Flycatcher) and told myself I need to go out tonight in some scrub-shrub habitat and listen for the twittering wingbeats of peenting Common Nighthawks soon!
March is the new May, why not!?
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.