Big Year

Lesser goldfinch

Birder’s Epic “Big Year” Ends, Fittingly, on Cape Cod

By Mark Faherty

With the end of another year comes the results of the latest American Birding Association Big Year competition – and I’m sure you’ve been holding breath waiting to hear the winner. They haven’t announced the official results yet, so you’ll just have to wait. But one of the top competitors chose Cape Cod to make his last stand in his quest to see more US and Canadian birds in one year than any birder in history.


A dovekie – the bird that Christian Hagenlocher hoped to spot on the last day of his Big Year.
Mark Faherty

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