Tomorrow is the first of January (for me - others may have to wait a little longer). So time for opening the sixth annual Zoochat Big Year. Here are the links for the previous years: ZooChat 2013 Big Year 2014 ZooChat Big Year 2015 Big Year 2016 Big Year 2017 Big Year The basic rules as always: 1. Make sure to number your lists. 2. Keep separate numbered lists for whichever animals you are listing (birds, mammals, herptiles, fish, invertebrates) 3. Species must be part of an established wild population or be a natural migrant/vagrant/straggler. Exotics don't count unless they are part of an established breeding population in the country. 4. Animals must be wild. 5. Subspecies do not count towards your total, only full species. 6. Have fun. *It is helpful if you include scientific names (especially for the mammals because I keep track of them to post a full list at the end of the year).