Just for the record, BRTH (#102 life) is an uber good bird around here. There's basically no scrubby type habitat anywhere in the neighborhood. This bird was hopping between my "conifer grove" and the neighbor's crab apple tree.
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.