February about killed me with the sub-zero temperatures, and March was also very cold. But it did start to warm up later in the month and I was able to add 20 new species to the Backyard Big Year list--including new all time yard birds Common Redpoll, Tundra Swan, Mute Swan, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, and Northern Pintail.
See a more complete report on the Backyard Big Year blog, as well as photo highlights at Birding is Fun!
As a special early spring bonus, at the Backyard Big Year blog you can also hear audio recordings of American Woodcocks displaying in my yard.
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