Each Big Year is a personal journey, like climbing a high peak or even mastering a soufflé. Welcome to our 2021 Sponsors! First in Illinois: This great kiskadee delivered birders from throughout the Midwest to Will County earlier this month. John Weigel - 784 (2016) 2. Big Year Update: March Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron : I was still playing catchup in March, because of the poor start I had in both big year challenges, but April could be the make or break month. They usually travel in flocks. . The Evanston high school senior likens birding to a treasure hunt, and I couldn't agree more. John Weigel - 784 (2016) 2. A salute to the birds of the USA and Canada by a Maine couple training for a Big Year. In simpler terms . Birders had several opportunities to witness Hudsonian godwit, a rare shorebird. Tahoe locals can capitalize on these health benefits and have a lot of fun by joining in on the 2021 Tahoe Big Year, in which participants scour the region to find as many bird species as possible. Birding is full of surprises—one thing that always keeps us on our toes is the weather. American Wigeon - Mareca americana 108. Sure, it was fun to set a world record, but I knew the number wouldn’t last forever. Their lists were identical except for the Geneva Kirtland's warbler in May; Nathan got it, Steve did not. Our San Diego Big Day – eleven straight hours of birding. Big Year Birding offers all birders from novice to expert a fast and easy way to record sightings in the field. Congratulations to Isoo O'Brien for shattering the Big Year record for Cook County of 281 species. ); loggerhead shrike; marbled godwit; Mississippi kite; purple sandpiper; scissor-tailed flycatcher; snowy owl, McHenry: black-headed grosbeak; black tern; common gallinule; lark sparrow; red-necked phalarope, Will: black-bellied whistling duck; black-necked stilt; cattle egret; Eurasian wigeon; great kiskadee; Hudsonian godwit; western tanager; yellow-crowned night heron. This one visited a small roadside "fluddle" in Will County in late May. Play along by entering your data on BirdLasser! The all-time Illinois Big Year record of 334 species also fell, but at press time it was unknown what the new record would be, and who would set it. This is a new world record for a single day of birding. Birding; Trip Reports; Big Year 2020; Photo Big Year 2020 ; Checklist; Friday, April 3, 2020. Some were slave owners. A big year - birds 2020. Open eBird and look for the “submit” button at the top of the home page. May 15 produced my finest day of backyard birding ever, with 47 species. . A big assist goes to Joan Campbell for helping me find it at Greene Valley, where dozens of other birders enjoyed it, too. In the simplest games, such as the North American Big Year, the object is to record the most species within a designated timeframe and geographic area. Below is the information one needs to participate (please read the instructions carefully).. You then select the location where you were birding (if you visited several locations, you will need to submit a checklist for each), enter the … MAJOR SUPPORT PROVIDED BY. If you look at this eBird Map of 2020 Mute Swan sightings, southern New England is purple with sightings, but Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have just a few sightings . There are an incredible number of details that need to be pinned down — not just when and where to go, but airline, rental car, and motel reservations, registration for Birding Festivals, signing up for key birding tours such as the Colorado Chicken Tour (for … Slowly as our lifestyles returned to pre-2020 life, we knew we needed to make this dream into a reality. Charlie Bostwick of Atlanta surveys a field in north Tulsa for Smith’s longspurs, a bird species he needs for his 2020 Big Year effort on Thursday, Jan. 9. Big Year Birding - A Salute to the Birds of the USA and Canada 2 Plan Your Trips. Located on the San Andreas Fault, has been alternatively: a fresh water lake, a saline sea and dry lake bed depending on the changing flow of the Colorado River and earth quakes.