Checking with e-bird today I notice the item about a fella named Noah Strycker who is attempting a global Big Year to break the world record by spotting 5,000 birds in 2015. I enjoyed reading 'The Biggest Twitch" by Alan Davies and Ruth Miller. A couple of Brits who globe hopped the world and tally 3,904 species in 2008. And we've also see and or read the 'The Big Year' So I found it intriguing to be able to follow Strycher's quest as featured by Audubon Magazine. http://mag.audubon.org/articles/birds/welcome-birding-without-borders
Let's see how he manages to reach his goal.