2012 Yard Contest – January results

For the first month of the 2012 yard contest we had 27 entries. I know there are a lot more birders in PA that bird in their yard so hopefully you all add your yard to the contest. Read the rules at the Yard/Patch competition page. The top yards in the three bigger categories recorded over 30 species. The top eBirders were also closing on 30 checklists for their yards which is impressive, almost one a day. Check out the most updated rankings.

Category 1: Urban yards, apartments, and condos
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Peter KeyelSquirrel Hill, Allegheny, US-PA1714
Alyssia ChurchStratford Apt, Centre, US-PA411
Steve BrennerState College Park Apts, US-PA27
Amy DavisDavis Apartment, Chester, US-PA35
Category 2: Suburban Yards surrounded by suburban yards
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Nelson WeberE Broad, US-PA521
Nick KerlinRidge Ave., Centre, US-PA616
Category 3: Suburban yards adjacent to good bird habitat
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Brian HendersonEast Norriton (Swede Rd/Stony Creek), Montgomery, US-PA2939
Gordon DimmigB&G, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, US-PA927
Carl EngstromEngstrom's Yard, Centre, US-PA1425
Shawn CollinsMy Backyard Crawford County, US-PA825
Chad KauffmanKauffman Lane Yard, US-PA224
Donna MohneyDonna's Yard, US-PA313
Andrew WeberToftrees, Centre, US-PA613
NateFronkVairo Village, Centre, US-PA58
Category 4: 1 to 5 acre yards
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Joe SebastianiSebastiani Yard, Avondale, Chester Co., US-PA737
Michael GardnerMike's Yard, Chester, US-PA330
Greg GroveGrove Yard, McAlevys Fort, Hunt. Co, US-PA529
Margaret BrittinghamStoneRow Lane Home, Centre, US-PA518
Timothy SchreckengostKramer, Jefferson, US-PA513
Jim FiorentinoIron Valley Dr, Lebanon, US-PA111
Stephen KloiberPen Argyl, Northampton, US-PA111
Category 5: Yards more than 5 acres
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Corey HusicHusic Property, Monroe, US-PA2433
peter lusardiLusardi, Cumberland Co., US-PA423
michael dreibelbisMyFarm, Centre, US-PA722
Carole WinslowMaple Glen Farm, Clarion Co., US-PA220
Jay ZookZook, Mifflin, US-PA318
Timothy SchreckengostRochester Mills, Indiana, US-PA2114