Migration Madness 2022

This is my 7th year doing Migration Madness. It’s the little stress-reliving game to vote for your favorite bird throughout March. This thread is primarily for users that don’t have a facebook account, which is would a bulk of the voting will talk place. Starting TOMORROW MARCH 15th, you can start voting for the First Four. Here’s the schedule and bracket below:


March 15: First Four (4 matchups)
March 16-19: Round of 64 (8 matchups per day)
March 20-23: Round of 32 (4 matchups per day)
March 24-27: Sweet Sixteen (2 matchups per day)
March 28-31: Elite Eight (1 matchup per day)
April 1-2: Final Four (1 match per day)
April 3: Championship


1. American Kestrel
16. American Robin
8. Double-crested Cormorant
9. Eastern Bluebird
5. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Northern Cardinal
4. Great Blue Heron
13. Tufted Titmouse
6. Downy Woodpecker
11. White Ibis/Trumpeter Swan
3. Blue Jay
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker
7. Cedar Waxwing
10. Mallard
2. Pileated Woodpecker
15. Yellow-throated Warbler


1. Sandhill Crane
16. Common Redpoll/Black-billed Magpie
8. American Goldfinch
9. Dark-eyed Junco
5. Black-capped Chickadee
12. Common Nighthawk
4. Northern Flicker
13. Short-billed Gull
6. Snow Goose
11. Osprey
3. Western Tanager
14. Pacific-slope Flycatcher
7. California Scrub-Jay
10. Spotted Towhee
2. Mountain Bluebird
15. Pacific Wren


1. Snowy Owl
16. Canada Jay
8. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
9. Violet-green Swallow
5. Harlequin Duck
12. Common Tern
4. Bald Eagle
13. Glaucous Gull
6. Pied-billed Grebe
11. Palm Warbler/Horned Lark
3. Canvasback
14. White-throated Sparrow
7. Carolina Wren
10. Lewis’s Woodpecker
2. Northern Saw-whet Owl
15. White-winged Crossbill


1. Lazuli Bunting
16. Pine Warbler/American Wigeon
8. Ring-necked Pheasant
9. Red-shouldered Hawk
5. Anna’s Hummingbird
12. Northern Mockingbird
4. Vermilion Flycatcher
13. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
6. Ferruginous Hawk
11. Yellow Warbler
3. Burrowing Owl
14. Scott’s Oriole
7. Black Phoebe
10. Greater Sage-Grouse
2. Red-tailed Hawk
15. Common Gallinule

Previous Winners:

2021: American Kestrel
2020: Harlequin Duck
2019: Anna’s Hummingbird
2018: Mountain Bluebird
2017: Mountain Bluebird
2016: Mountain Bluebird

How can I vote?

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Sorry, forgot to mention that. I will post the daily matchups (24 hours to vote) and you’ll just comment your picks.


Ok, I’ll wait for it.

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Nice! Thanks for doing this again.



White Ibis
Trumpeter Swan

Common Redpoll
Black-billed Magpie

Palm Warbler
Horned Lark

Pine Warbler
American Wigeon

Vote you favorite out of the four pairs.


Swan, Magpie, Lark, Warbler


Trumpeter Swan
Common Redpoll
Horned Lark
American Wigeon


White ibis, redpoll, palm warbler, pine warbler.

Although I actually love them all.

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Ibis, Magpie, Lark, Wigeon


Trumpter swan
Common redpoll
Horned lark
American wigeon

oops, hit the wrong ‘reply’ button.

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Trumpeter Swan

Black-billed Magpie

Horned Lark

Pine Warbler

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White Ibis
Black-billed Magpie
Horned Lark
American Wigeon

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They are all unique, but I think I will choose the white ibis, black-billed magpie, palm warbler, and pine warbler


White Ibis
Common Redpoll
Horned Lark
Pine Warbler

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White Ibis
Black-billed Magpie
Horned Lark
Pine Warbler

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White Ibis, Common Redpoll, Horned Lark, American Wigeon.

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Not on Facebook so thanks!

White Ibis, Black-billed Magpie, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler


Trumpeter Swan
Common Redpoll
Horned Lark
Pine Warbler

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START OF THE ROUND OF 64 – March 16th face-offs

American Kestrel
American Robin

American Goldfinch
Dark-eyed Junco

Harlequin Duck
Common Tern

Vermilion Flycatcher
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Downy Woodpecker
Trumpeter Swan

Western Tanager
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Carolina Wren
Lewis’s Woodpecker

Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule