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.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thanks CUDY

for calling and providing a stimulus to go out and score this yard lifer (179/179)



and these, as part of my daily checklist


for

4 comments:

  1. whooooaa! 179!? Looking good man!

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  2. At this point, I have left the following species which I'd reasonably get:

    WIWR
    HOGR
    RUDU
    GRSP (NFC only)

    And some additional left field options:
    **LCSP (still no word on the sonogram)
    GRSC
    LEOW
    SEWR
    MAWR
    PEFA
    LTDU
    RUGR (my landlord confirms these are present in the woods north of my house, but how come I never heard one drum???)
    THGU
    ICGU
    GLGU
    LBBG/GBBG
    **FOTE (had one yesterday on Lincoln Lake)
    COTE
    YBCU
    BOWA

    If I got the gettables I am at 183, with LCSP 184. And the additionals could put me higher, but all are pretty unlikely now. No complaints here though- this will undoubtedly be my best ever yard year list!

    For the record here are my worst misses of the year looking back, in approximate order of painfulness:

    BLBW (ouch)
    CAWA
    ALFL
    GWWA
    YBCU (a little surprised I didn't hear it singing in May/Jun)
    OSFL
    LEBI (didn't breed in marsh at house)
    MAWR (didn't breed in marsh at house)
    OROR

    Anyone else care to provide a similar summary?

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  3. Add SNGO, TRUS, and COGA to the list of left fielders...

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