Hey folks, it’s that time of year again and this week my 8th annual Migration Madness wills start, and this thread will be the dedicated to the those who will not be voting via Facebook. Rules? Just vote your favorite bird on the daily matchups and see if they move on to the next round. Here’s the schedule and the bracket for the 2023 season.
- March 14th: First Four (4 matchups)
- March 15-18th: Round of 64 (8 matchups per day)
- March 19-22th: Round of 32 (4 matchups per day)
- March 23-26th: Sweet 16 (2 matchups per day)
- March 27-30st: Elite 8 (1 matchup per day)
- March 31st-April 1:st Final Four (1 matchup per day)
- April 2-3: Championship
2022: Burrowing Owl
2021: American Kestrel
2020: Harlequin Duck
2019: Anna’s Hummingbird
2018: Mountain Bluebird
2017: Mountain Bluebird
2016: Mountain Bluebird
Do we vote for each bracket, or do we just vote one?
I will post the daily matchups and you just vote as I post. It’s 9 o’clock my time, so I have no problem with jumping the gun early and letting you guys start voting on tomorrow’s matchups. So here we go THE FIRST FOUR GAMES; chose one from each matchup.
swallow, canvasback, plover, wren
Wilson’s, canvasback, plover, wren
Swallow,Swainson’s Hawk,Cackling Goose , California Scrub-Jay
Oh, this is tough! The swallow vs warbler was virtually a toss-up, but I see more swallows. Barn Swallow, Canvasback, Semipalmated Plover, Canyon Wren
Wilson’s warbler, Swainson’s hawk, cackling goose, scrub jay
Barn swallow, Canvasback, Semipalmated Plover, Canyon Wren
Thanks for the votes guys! The Barn Swallow, Swainson’s Hawk, Semipalmated Plover and Canyon Wren were victorious. Today starts the Round of 64; 8 games today.
American Kestrel, Northern Flicker, Harlequin Duck, Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson’s Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, Lazuli Bunting
swallow, pecker, hawk, sparrow, thrush, junco, chickadee, bunting
Day 2 of Round of 64 – 8 games
Great Blue Heron
Waxwing, grebe, gull, hawk, wren, nighthawk, owl, warbler
Barn swallow, Northern flicker, harlequin duck, harris’s sparrow, blue Jay, dark-eyed Junco, white-throated sparrow, lazuli bunting
Cedar waxwing, sandhill crane, bald Eagle, red-shouldered hawk, Carolina wren, Common nighthawk, Snowy owl, great blue heron
Gotta be the native waxwing, the crane, the eagle, the hawk, the carolina wren, the puffin, the snowy, and the heron.
Waxwing, snowy owl, sandhill crane, bald eagle, red shouldered hawk, Common nighthawk, yellow warbler
Cedar Waxwing, Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Canyon Wren, Carolina Wren, Tufted Puffin, Snowy Owl, Yellow Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant, Sandhill Crane, Sabine’s Gull, Red-shouldered Hawk, Tufted Titmouse, Common Nighthawk, Semipalmated Plover, Great Blue Heron
Thank you all for your votes. Day 3 starts today!
Northern Saw-whet Owl