Fantasy Birding



Each participant picks either their yard, or a patch within walking distance, to bird regularly between April 4 and the end of May. Volunteer captains draft players to create squads with as much geographical coverage as possible. One point is awarded for each unique species on a squad's list, and one bonus point is awarded for each 'life bird' - a species that is new to a participant's all-time yard/patch list. Observations are submitted to eBird and shared with dedicated squad accounts. The competition is divided into four two-week stretches, with a winner awarded for each stretch in addition to an overall champion.


Updated at 05/30/2020 08:20

Does not include bonus birds! View the current list of these here, and don't forget to enter your own. Click on any number on the scoreboard to view the corresponding species list.

SquadStretch 1Stretch 2Stretch 3Stretch 4Overall
TeKill-a Blue Mockingbirds305384336274441Full ListProfile
QuaranTerns248297288269363Full ListProfile
Bouton and the Ain't Goin Outons--333229362Full ListProfile
QuaranTinamous218284222181351Full ListProfile
Yardbirds236253256267350Full ListProfile
Unsociable Weavers183281263189341Full ListProfile
Panic-Buying Patchers220249254218331Full ListProfile
Stay-at-Homing Pigeons241250244207329Full ListProfile
Masked Go-Away-Birds-248257195314Full ListProfile
Social Distancing Flycatchers208220201173293Full ListProfile

Panic-buying PatchersDominic Garcia-HallPeak National Park, England
Panic-buying PatchersAndrew TheusAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Panic-buying PatchersCole SageDenver, Colorado
Panic-buying PatchersConor FarrellCharlottesville, Virginia
Panic-buying PatchersDick PorterBellingham, Washington
Panic-buying PatchersKiah JasperBruce County, Ontario
Panic-buying PatchersMike MencottiDetroit, Michigan
Panic-buying PatchersPhillip SalzingerAtlanta, Georgia
Panic-buying PatchersStuart KingChico, California
Panic-buying PatchersSuzanne FeltonGainesville, Virginia
QuaranTernsMatt SmithCharlottesville, Virginia
QuaranTernsAmy LauterbachPalo Alto, California
QuaranTernsAndrew SimonWashington Twp, Michigan
QuaranTernsEthan GoodmanManhattan, New York/Truro, Massachusetts
QuaranTernsManny SalasSoutheast Michigan
QuaranTernsMatt BaumannAlbuquerque, New Mexico
QuaranTernsMatthew CrawfordMelbourne, Australia
QuaranTernsNick AnichNorthern Wisconsin
QuaranTernsSandy SchrevenSpokane, Washington
QuaranTernsTricia EricksonOttawa, Ontario
QuaranTinamousCaleb FromeMadison, Wisconsin
QuaranTinamousCamille HillVan Zandt, Washington/Sacramento, California
QuaranTinamousChristopher LindseyColton, California
QuaranTinamousCole WolfMissoula, Montana
QuaranTinamousDavid CabreraGrand Rapids, Michigan
QuaranTinamousJennifer StandishKitsap County, Washington
QuaranTinamousMary FosterDry Fork, Virginia
QuaranTinamousPeter KeyelLubbock, Texas
QuaranTinamousPeter RigsbeeWest side Big Island, Hawaii
QuaranTinamousSimon BradfieldOxfordshire, England
Social Distancing FlycatchersTherese CatanachAlabama
Social Distancing FlycatchersAnnie SheppardEugene, Oregon
Social Distancing FlycatchersDaniel TerringtonMelbourne, Australia
Social Distancing FlycatchersDave RobichaudSeattle, Washington
Social Distancing FlycatchersDavid DoriniCentral New Jersey
Social Distancing FlycatchersFyn KyndMaine
Social Distancing FlycatchersJeffrey StaceyDetroit, Michigan
Social Distancing FlycatchersJim SheppardNorth-central Florida
Social Distancing FlycatchersKris MoultonPine City, Minnesota
Social Distancing FlycatchersNick PedersonAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsCharles CaronWestminster, Massachusetts
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsDan StoebelClaremont, California
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsFrederick RuckersfeldtNorthern Indiana
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsJason SardellAustin, Texas
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsJohn LowryHamburg Twp, Michigan
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsKelley BerkeySarasota, Florida
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsMason MaronWestern Washington
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsMathieu WaldHamburg, Germany
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsMatt BostSummerville, South Carolina
Stay-at-Homing PigeonsNathan HentzeVictoria, British Columbia
Unsociable WeaversScott JennexDetroit, Michigan
Unsociable WeaversAaron MaizlishSan Francisco, California
Unsociable WeaversAmy EvenstadCentral Florida
Unsociable WeaversAndy BankertAnchorage, Alaska
Unsociable WeaversDavid HollieWorcester, Massachusetts
Unsociable WeaversDavid RogersBloomington, Minnesota
Unsociable WeaversMarky BirdgirlKansas City, Missouri
Unsociable WeaversMonika ShieldsSan Juan Island, Washington
Unsociable WeaversSeth MillerDhaka, Bangladesh
Unsociable WeaversTom Ford-HutchinsonSan Diego, California
YardbirdsJoost BrandsmaHampshire, England
YardbirdsChris CharlesworthPeachland, British Columbia
YardbirdsGregg SeversonMinneapolis, Minnesota
YardbirdsLewis Maday-TravisSeattle, Washington
YardbirdsMatt TobeyPeterborough, Ontario
YardbirdsMatthew WoodNapa, California
YardbirdsPatrick ListerPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
YardbirdsPaul KingNorthwest Louisiana
YardbirdsShelley RutkinWinston-Salem, North Carolina
YardbirdsWade BrandenHolly, Michigan
Masked Go-Away-BirdsJeff & Liz GordonMedia, Pennsylvania
Masked Go-Away-BirdsTed FloydBoulder, Colorado
Masked Go-Away-BirdsJennie DubersteinTucson, Arizona
Masked Go-Away-BirdsNate SwickGreensboro, North Carolina
Masked Go-Away-BirdsIoana SeritanSF Bay Area, California
Masked Go-Away-BirdsKelly SmithDelaware City, Delaware
Masked Go-Away-BirdsFrank IzaguirrePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Masked Go-Away-BirdsAnn NightingaleVictoria, British Columbia
Masked Go-Away-BirdsMatt FrakerBloomington, Illinois
Masked Go-Away-BirdsMat GilfedderBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsEric Antonio Martínez & Jilly RodriguezOaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsAmy McAndrews & Jorge MontejoXalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsAnton CnuddeAntwerp, Belgium
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsGerardo MarronLa Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsLuis IturriagaVeracruz, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsFrancesca AlbiniChiapas, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsJosé Hugo MartínezDurango, Durango, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsLuis TrinchanMérida, Yucatán, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsMark StackhouseSan Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
TeKill-a Blue MockingbirdsRene ValdesMerida, Yucatán, Mexico
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsJeff BoutonPort Charlotte, Florida
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsShawneen Finnegan & Dave IronsBeaverton, Oregon
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsJulie DavisWesterville, Ohio
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsTom PavlikWhite Lake, Michigan
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsAndy BirchLos Angeles, California
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsJosh ChapmanBurbank, California
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsMax LeibowitzSan Diego, California
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsBeth PotterLake Minnetonka, Minnesota
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsIan HearnKathmandu, Nepal
Bouton and the Ain't Goin OutonsTom FergusonDurham, North Carolina



Full List


Bouton and the Ain't Goin Outons: Small Niltava, Himalayan Swiftlet, Gray-bellied Cuckoo, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Pied Bushchat, White-capped Redstart, Tickell's Thrush, Ashy Drongo, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Plumbeous Redstart, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Golden-throated Barbet, Indian Cuckoo, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Spotted Forktail, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Pied Thrush, Gray-bellied Tesia, Himalayan Bulbul, Gray-throated Babbler, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Crimson Sunbird, Black Bulbul, Gray Nightjar, Himalayan Black-lored Tit, Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Himalayan Cuckoo, Greater Yellownape, Lesser Yellownape, Long-legged Buzzard, Oriental Turtle-Dove, Bell's Vireo, Common Iora, Spotted Owlet, Great Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, White-breasted Waterhen, Black-throated Thrush, Indian Paradise-Flycatcher, Hodgson's Redstart, Black-chinned Babbler, Gray Treepie, Black-backed Forktail, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, Gray-hooded Warbler, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue Whistling-Thrush, Plain Flowerpecker, Gray-backed Shrike, Green-billed Malkoha, Red Collared-Dove, Hume's Warbler, Verditer Flycatcher, Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Gray Bushchat, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Zitting Cisticola, Gray-throated Martin, Cinereous Tit, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Long-tailed Shrike, Bronzed Drongo, Large Cuckooshrike, Himalayan Buzzard, Collared Scops-Owl, Greater Coucal, White-rumped Munia, Siberian Stonechat, Rufous Woodpecker, Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo, Hair-crested Drongo, Dusky Warbler, Indian White-eye, Blue-capped Rock-Thrush, Red-billed Blue-Magpie, Maroon Oriole, Scarlet Minivet, Baya Weaver, Paddyfield Pipit, Long-tailed Minivet, Thick-billed Warbler, Asian House-Martin, Black-throated Tit, Taiga Flycatcher

Panic-Buying Patchers: White-throated Dipper, Little Owl, Tundra Swan, Snow Bunting, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Pink-footed Goose, Eurasian Siskin, European Stonechat, Willow Ptarmigan, Common Scoter, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Common Grasshopper-Warbler, Chihuahuan Raven, Common Snipe, Lapland Longspur, Red-throated Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Willow Tit, Hen Harrier, Eurasian Woodcock, Eurasian Hobby

Stay-at-Homing Pigeons: Short-toed Treecreeper, Limpkin, Black Redstart, Green Sandpiper, Gray Kingbird, Hooded Crow, Nanday Parakeet

QuaranTinamous: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Wandering Tattler, African Silverbill, Bohemian Waxwing, Dusky Grouse, Iceland Gull, Pine Grosbeak, Kalij Pheasant, Redhead, Bell's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Java Sparrow, Black Tern, Warbling White-eye, Gray Francolin, Yellow-fronted Canary, Saffron Finch, Pacific Golden-Plover, Canada Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Zebra Dove, Common Waxbill, Yellow-billed Cardinal, Hawaiian Goose

Social Distancing Flycatchers: Swift Parrot, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Dusky Woodswallow, Striated Thornbill, Red-browed Firetail, Sedge Wren, Sage Thrasher, Straw-necked Ibis, Gray Teal, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Hoary-headed Grebe

QuaranTerns: Northern Gannet, Australasian Pipit, Bell Miner, Whistling Kite, Australasian Gannet, Australasian Darter, Common Eider, Canvasback, Little Eagle, Piping Plover, Little Black Cormorant, Hardhead, Rufous Night-Heron, Great Crested Tern, Hudsonian Godwit, Common Murre, Baird's Sandpiper, Long-tailed Duck, Red-rumped Parrot, White-winged Scoter, Silver Gull

Unsociable Weavers: Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Black-winged Kite, White-rumped Sandpiper, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-necked Falcon, Asian Palm-Swift, Black-rumped Flameback, Henslow's Sparrow, LeConte's Sparrow, Striated Heron, Reddish Egret, Red-masked Parakeet, Boreal Chickadee, Indian Silverbill, Long-billed Curlew, Black-hooded Oriole, Amur Falcon, Little Cormorant, Upland Sandpiper, Lesser Whistling-Duck, Common Redpoll, Brahminy Kite, Asian Pied Starling, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Brown Shrike, Least Tern, Elegant Tern, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Purple Sunbird

Masked Go-Away-Birds: Rhinoceros Auklet, Scarlet Myzomela, Topknot Pigeon, Australian King-Parrot, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Rainbow Bee-eater, Olive-backed Oriole, Pied Butcherbird, Bush Thick-knee, Australasian Figbird, Pacific Baza, Australian Brushturkey, Abert's Towhee, Marbled Murrelet, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Little Lorikeet, Pale-headed Rosella, Torresian Crow

TeKill-a Blue Mockingbirds: White-throated Towhee, Streak-backed Oriole, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Northern Potoo, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Squirrel Cuckoo, Morelet's Seedeater, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Mexican Parrotlet, Plain Chachalaca, Sinaloa Crow, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Common Chlorospingus, Greenish Elaenia, Northern Jacana, Rufous-backed Robin, Crested Caracara, Band-backed Wren, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Brown-capped Vireo, Purple Gallinule, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Black-vented Oriole, Chestnut-collared Swift, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Sinaloa Wren, Gull-billed Tern, Berylline Hummingbird, Russet-crowned Motmot, Collared Trogon, Common Black Hawk, Clay-colored Thrush, Singing Quail, Rufous-collared Robin, Yellow-headed Parrot, Mangrove Swallow, Audubon's Oriole, Rufous-capped Warbler, Chestnut-headed Oropendola, Common Pauraque, Russet-naped Wood-Rail, Zone-tailed Hawk, Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Buff-collared Nightjar, Yellowish Flycatcher, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Azure-hooded Jay, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater, Slate-throated Redstart, Barred Antshrike, Red-billed Pigeon, Social Flycatcher, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Mexican Whip-poor-will, Green Parakeet, Crescent-chested Warbler, Blue-throated Motmot, Great Kiskadee, Montezuma Oropendola, Tropical Parula, Cactus Wren, Blue-black Grassquit, Green Kingfisher, Ruddy Ground Dove, Melodious Blackbird, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Olive Warbler, Greater Pewee, Nutting's Flycatcher, Black-headed Saltator, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, White-winged Tanager, Gray Thrasher, Mediterranean Gull, Hook-billed Kite, Rufous-bellied Chachalaca, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, White-tipped Dove, Black-throated Magpie-Jay, Blue-footed Booby, White-bellied Emerald, Spot-breasted Wren, Green Jay, White-naped Brushfinch, Scrub Euphonia, Violet Sabrewing, Lineated Woodpecker, Blue-capped Motmot, Spotted Rail, Brown-backed Solitaire, Blue Mockingbird, Altamira Oriole, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Rusty Sparrow, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Bananaquit, Purplish-backed Jay, Blue-gray Tanager, Blue Bunting, Yellow-winged Tanager, Snail Kite, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Botteri's Sparrow, Collared Forest-Falcon, Chestnut-capped Brushfinch, Gray-breasted Martin, Tropical Mockingbird, Boucard's Wren, Northern Emerald-Toucanet, Brown Jay, Magnificent Frigatebird, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Yucatan Jay, Keel-billed Toucan, Yucatan Woodpecker, White-collared Swift, Tropical Kingbird, Ringed Kingfisher, Mountain Trogon, Dusky Hummingbird, Elegant Euphonia, Citreoline Trogon, Orange Oriole, Plain-capped Starthroat, Masked Tityra, Gartered Trogon, Pyrrhuloxia, Grayish Saltator, White-eared Hummingbird, Bright-rumped Attila, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Rose-throated Becard, White-crowned Parrot, Rivoli's Hummingbird, Gray Hawk, Roadside Hawk, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Happy Wren, Mottled Owl, Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer, Black-capped Swallow, Gray Vireo, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Yellow-winged Cacique, Lesson's Motmot, Golden-crowned Warbler, Hooded Grosbeak, Yellow-throated Euphonia, Stripe-headed Sparrow, Yellow-eyed Junco, White-fronted Parrot, Yellow-backed Oriole, Elf Owl, Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Black-headed Siskin, Bat Falcon, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Groove-billed Ani, Thick-billed Kingbird

Yardbirds: Eurasian Nightjar, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Sandwich Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Cetti's Warbler, Common Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Red-naped Sapsucker, Whinchat