I was very excited to hit two eBird milestones this past month. The first (and least exciting) was to enter my 15,000th checklist:
But the really fun milestone was to finally fill out my eBird barchart for my yard. Here's are a couple snapshots:
Even though we had been living at this place since December 2013 (and of course I was regularly reporting my observations to eBird) there were a couple monthly quarters that I had missed in my first year. I was able to fill those gaps with at least a single checklist on the second pass this year. The result is something anyone can accomplish by regularly reporting the birds in their backyard (or their local park or favourite trail) - it's a pretty powerful way to summarize simple data!
If you want to see the full bar chart of all 165 species I have seen on the yard so far, you can download a pdf version. I'd love to hear about your complete barchart.