At the end of November, the 2015 Backyard Big Year is entering the home stretch. Back when I started the year, I predicted that I would add 2 new species to the total in November–which actually happened with Winter Wren and Northern Goshawk this past month. I wish I had been as accurate in all my monthly predications!
I was hoping to be farther along at this point, but I still have most of my night recordings to go through, so there will be more birds added as I do so. Meanwhile in November I birded 25 days in the yard for nearly 55 hours–an average of 2 hrs and 10 minutes a day. That’s a little below normal for the year, and as the year winds down I wonder if I spent enough time in the yard.
My eBird total is 150 species so far, with an additional 7 birds so far recorded by my OldBird21c mic. When I started I predicted that I would add 2 more species in December. Here’s hoping for something good.