2012 Yard Contest – February results

For February we are now up to 37 entries in the yard contest. People are doing pretty good in all the categories, especially those with some attached property which is probably helping them with sparrows and other passerines. Two yards are tied at 43 species, with quite a few not far behind.

It will be interesting to see how many more species people add in March as the first migrants start to move through.

Category 1: Urban yards, apartments, and condos
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Alyssia ChurchApt, Centre, US-PA817
Peter KeyelSquirrel Hill, Allegheny, US-PA2716
Robin SmithRobin's yard, York, US-PA3915
Steve BrennerState College Park Apts, US-PA612
Amy DavisDavis Apartment, Chester, US-PA610
Category 2: Suburban Yards surrounded by suburban yards
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Barb ElliotHome Habitat, US-PA1929
Josh Schulzschulz Lancaster, US-PA1025
Jason WellerWeller's, Snyder, US-PA724
Nelson WeberE Broad, Berks, US-PA521
Art SchiavoThree Spruces-Hershey, US-PA618
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-PA5343
Carl EngstromEngstrom's Yard, Centre, US-PA4832
Shawn CollinsMy Backyard Crawford County, US-PA1130
Gordon DimmigB&G, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, US-PA1429
Chad KauffmanKauffman Lane Yard, US-PA527
Donna MohneyDonna's Yard, US-PA923
Andrew WeberToftrees, Centre, US-PA1018
NateFronkVairo Village, Centre, US-PA713
Category 4: 1 to 5 acre yards
ObserverYard NameChecklistsSpecies
Joe SebastianiSebastiani Yard, Avondale, Chester Co., US-PA1843
Edith LeamanLeaman yard, Lancaster Co. PA, US-PA2638
Michael GardnerMike's Yard, Cochranville, Chester Co, US-PA735
Greg GroveGrove Yard, McAlevys Fort, Hunt. Co, US-PA1033
Dan OmbalskiOmbalski Yard, Unionville, Centre Co, US-PA329
Anne HurstHurst Yard, Lancaster Co., US-PA728
Timothy SchreckengostKramer, Jefferson, US-PA1128
DougWentzelEnnisville, Huntingdon, US-PA524
David F Ryan24 Harris ST, State College, PA 803, US-PA2223
Margaret BrittinghamStoneRow Lane Home, Centre, US-PA822
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-PA4741
peter lusardiLusardi, Cumberland Co., US-PA530
Jay ZookZook, Mifflin, US-PA529
Carole WinslowMaple Glen Farm, Clarion Co., US-PA325
Timothy SchreckengostRochester Mills, Indiana, US-PA3423
michael dreibelbisMyFarm, Centre, US-PA1223