Back on May 13 I scored an EAWP in the backyard, a year and life yardbird. This was my last new year tick until today's WIFL singing across the street. Boy, did it come and go early this year. I am still missing tons of easy stuff, including most egregriously, I believe, OVEN (!). Also CSWA, WIWA, MOWA, CAWA, ALFL, YBFL, GWWA, etc. The nice part is that I can really target each of these misses during Aug- Sep and hopefully clean up.
How's everybody else doing?
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.