Yesterday was a pretty big day for me. I celebrated five years of eBird checklist streak: for the past five years I have been out birding every day. 1825 consecutive days of eBirding, in which I went out birding every day. The last day that I didn't go birding was the 22nd of December 2018. eBird's rules for checklist streak are pretty fluid regarding the effort. I set myself a standard of daily meaningful birding, i.e. at least 30 minutes in proper birding mode, with binoculars around neck. I am pretty proud of this streak - during those five years my checklist streak was threatened by war, pandemic, eye injury, long flights. I endured all and somehow managed to keep going every day.
Five years of @Team_eBird checklist streak! 1825 consecutive days of birding. Basalt Wheatear is a proper bird to celebrate. Here's to another five. Thanks Piki for the wolf pic pic.twitter.com/LV3C59a9Cs— Yoav Perlman (@yoavperlman) December 21, 2023