I always tell myself that "one of these days" I am going to do a birding big year. It probably won't happen, but you can never tell. So I admire those folks who "just do it."
Matt Stenger is one of those people--2011 is his year, and he is out looking for birds. Due to the price of gas and his budget, he is sleeping in his vehicle during his quest. His goal is 716 birds--not a record, but an extremely good number.
I'll be watching Matt's blog to see how things are going.