Here is a reposting from my NJ Big Year Blog – timely information for anyone planning a big year!
Are you thinking about doing a big year in 2014? Believe it or not, there’s still time to plan for a fun and successful birding year.
I have received questions about and requests for tips on how to plan and prepare for a big year. As my year is coming rapidly to a close, I thought I’d offer my thoughts on planning for a big year (or big day or big month, whatever you have the appetite for).
Let’s start with GOALS – why do you want to do a big year and what do you want to get out of it? There are as many reasons for doing a big year as there are birders. Are you doing this for personal achievement, fun, fund-raising, or competition? Do you have a “magic number” of species that you hope to see? Are there particular areas you would like to include or exclude in your birding activities? …
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