Bird A Day offers a personal challenge that will cause you to see and
enjoy more birds this year than you might if you don't participate. The
challenge is to see how many days in a row you can see/hear a different species
to add to your personal list. This website helps you track your effort and
allows you to share how you are doing with others as they do the same. more info.....
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Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike - ©2015 - Allen Sheather
Gray-crowned Babbler - ©2015 - Peter Valentine
Fernwren - ©2015 - Allen Sheather
Striated Heron - ©2015 - Allen Sheather
"Shrikenado" - Bill Boeringer the Theme Master for Bird A Day came up with using the Shrike as our Bird for the year with a Twist. If you've seen the Movie Sharknado you'll understand the theme, otherwise consider the habits of the Shrike or Butcherbird. Butcherbirds are the ecological counterparts of the shrikes, which are only distantly related, but have similar eating habits. They eat mostly insects but also are known to eat lizards. They sometimes impale their prey on sharp vegetation like thorns. Just imagine if Shrikes began flocking together in large groups and devoured everything insight... like locusts.
Birding Rocks- as do all of you who have participated in Bird A Day past years.
In 2014 we had 4 birders break 300 three more that made it 250 days. One Australian will likely finish the year with 365 birds. During 2014 we had more than 30 sign up from
In 2013 we had 6 people break 300, 5 to reach 350 and 4 holding on to complete the year. Incredible! We had several people from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada give some awesome Bird A Day attempts in 2013.
Congrats to the 2014 Champions
Brian Johnson - 365 Days - Completed the Year! Queensland Australia
343 Birds - Joy
Tansey - 2014 Obser. - VIC-Australia
320 Birds - Eva
Lydick - 2014 Obser. - CA-USA
303 Birds - Simon
Thompson - 2014 Obser. - NC-USA
277 Birds - Julie
Sarna - 2014 Obser. - QLD-Australia
267 Birds - Rob
Fanning - 2014 Obser. - NJ-USA
258 Birds - Chris
Takacs - 2014 Obser. - NJ-USA
241 Birds - Barry
Brugman - 2014 Obser. - WA-USA
Brennan Mulrooney - 365 Days + 366 Days in 2012San Diego County, CaliforniaWildlife and fisheries biology major at UC DavisGuide for VENT Birding Tours
Tom Rauch -365 Days
St. Louis Count, Missouri
Great Job from what would seem a difficult location.
Susan Foster - 365 DaysAransas County TexasHigh School English Teacher
Aransas Bird and Nature Club
David M. Taggart aka. - Mark Catesby - 365 DaysMonterey, CalifoniaAwesome Job!
Alan Gillanders - 352 DaysQueensland, Australia
Teacher/Naturalist/GuideAlans Wildlife Tours
305 Days - Roberto Torres - Florida294 Days - John Kooistra -QLD-Australia Blog282 Days - Chris Takacs - New Jersey
261 Days - Rob Fanning - New Jersey254 Days - Stephen Murray -QLD-Australia
253 Days - Nina Rach -Texas
240 Days - Todd Frantz - New Jersey
Congrats to all who have played along, no matter how deep into the year you made it. Get a few more of your birding friends to participate and do it again. You have to admit, its crazy FUN!
Razorbills on Miami Beach!
I still plan to upgrade areas of the website. Several other suggestions have been made that would enhance the site.
Fortunately I have been busy with work recently.... a good thing.... so I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on these things, but I hope to get them done soon.
Thank you so much for participating.