SVBC member Pat Morgan is the Grand Prize Winner of the Birdfeeder Competition for 2013 with a total of 25 species! At the end of December, she spotted a Golden-Olive Woodpecker, took this photo and jumped into First Place ahead of six other entries.
Gail and Harry Hull of Finca Cantaros are the Runners-Up with a total of 24.
Because the counts were so close both competitors will be awarded a prize at the SVBC Annual Meeting in February (date to be announced shortly).
Now is the time to start your Feeder List for 2014! Have your binos, a notepad and a pencil at the ready so you can record all species in accordance with the rules: the bird must either land on the feeder (or hanging fruit) or be seen feeding on fallen pieces on the ground underneath. Ready? Set? GO!
And just for a laugh, here is a species that probably won’t be seen on our lists any time soon. Barb and Wally Barton’s niece sent it along to remind them of the frozen northland!