First bit of birding yesterday following my Christmas and NY holiday. I decided to check out Cuckoo Bridge Lake just in case the nearby Great White Egret had flown there. It hadn't, and the lake gave me nothing remotly worthy of a SFYL gloat. Still, at least I've started with 27 now on the list...!
And to confirm, the existing rules about self finding detail all we need to know except the "year" aspect. We're doing this challenge per year, so we have an extra rule disallowing birds found in 2012 and then seen in 2013. If you wanna self find it, you gotta self find it from scratch.
Here's to another enjoyable year!