2012 was the year of the bird for me. After a long hiatus from birding I came back in full force (well almost). I submitted my first eBird Bird Log on April 15th and since then submitted 172 more. Thats about one checklist every other day. While I fell short of the Massachusetts Top 100 birders of 2012, I have confidence I'll get there(perhaps not next year with a baby on the way). It was a great year. I really enjoyed getting back to a hobby I loved and returning to the outdoors. I got to spend some quality time with my best friends and see some new places I might never have visited.