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19 minutes ago, Colton V said:

What are everyone's "rules" for yard birds? My rule is if I can see or hear it from my yard, it's a yard bird.

I count any thing that I see from about 4 miles of road that I regularly bird, my yard, and some property next to us, that I have access to.

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57 minutes ago, Colton V said:

What are everyone's "rules" for yard birds? My rule is if I can see or hear it from my yard, it's a yard bird.

Same. Although since there are so few birds I can confidently ID by ear this basically means see only.

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My yard is relatively small, so I basically count the birds in the neighborhood. Coincidentally, the only species on my yard list that I haven’t seen from my yard was just a few houses down the road, a lost NOHA perched in a tree 

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My Yard rules include some backwater of a lake that I can access from the property next to mine which is partially power lines, so owned by Consumers.  If I had to I could scope that from my yard, but it is easier to walk there.  I also count if I can hear it, so I counted Common Loon I could hear from the lake that is ~1/2 mile away.  

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1 hour ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Right now I'm at exactly 100. 

"very small" My list is only 62! Although I think 62 is actually pretty good considering I live on a busy street in a developed neighborhood with only a quarter acre yard that is 75% lawn. 

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My yard is also very small and thus sucks, so I only ‘bird’ it if I know I’m not going to go anywhere. I’m at 64. For the whole community I’m at 110.

My cabins yard is still under an acre, but is still much larger with many trees and is beside a lake and Marina. For ~2km radius I’m at 146 species, just for birds seen/heard from the actual yard I’m at 116. 

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On 5/18/2021 at 8:52 PM, IKLland said:

Our yard is tiny, so my list is somewhere around 40. 

I know that feeling. Just hit 34 today with a White-crowned Sparrow. Also had my first flycatcher this morning but it flew off before I could narrow down the id.

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6 minutes ago, neilpa said:

I know that feeling. Just hit 34 today with a White-crowned Sparrow. Also had my first flycatcher this morning but it flew off before I could narrow down the id.

And of course right after I post this a Western Tanager made a quick pitstop outside my window for #35. Fingers crossed this post also summons a new bird 😄

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