Just a little background to this. About five years I created a website to provide what I called “complete” guide to North American Birds but since then it’s evolved into just a birding blog, fun community-gathering group of people. Anyway, out of the fun events I prepare for the year, the most popular one is Migration Madness. So if you have no desire to watch basketball like me, every day from March 18 and April 6, I will have voting matchups on my blog’s facebook page. Just vote for your favorite bird every day. Voting is open for 24 hours after the post is made.
Here’s the schedule I’ve prepared for the madness.
Migration Madness Schelude
- March 18: First Four (2 matchups)
- March 19-22: Round of 64 (8 matchups per day)
- March 23-26: Round of 32 (4 matchups per day)
- March 27-30: Sweet Sixteen (2 matchups per day)
- March 31-April 3: Elite Eight (1 matchup per day)
- April 4-5: Final Four (1 matchup per day)
- April 6: Championship
And contestants for the event.
Eastern Kingbird or Great Egret
Common Nighthawk or House Finch
Song Sparrow or Western Meadowlark
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Wood Stork or Yellow-rumped Warbler
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
- 2019: Anna’s Hummingbird
- 2018: Mountain Bluebird
- 2017: Mountain Bluebird
- 2016: Mountain Bluebird