10000 Birds – Keeping Track of My Birds… for an Entire Year

In November of 2015,  I saw a Northern Mockingbird 20 out of the 30 days. A Brown-headed Nuthatch? 3 of the 30 days. European Starling? 8 days.

If you’re a rational person, you’re asking yourself two questions:

  1. How does she know that?
  2. Why does she care?


Because I like symmetry, I’ll give you two answers:

  1. I’m a little bit crazy.
  2. I really, really like data.


On May 22, 2015, I embarked on a 365 day-long project. For the duration of a year, I was going to record every species I saw every single day. Yep, that’s right. I was going to list every day for an entire year.

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