A big year, at least amongst birders, is an unofficial competition to see who can see or hear the most species of birds within a given geographical area. This can be done within a state, country or, even, the world.
For one Naples woman, completing her Florida big year with 326 species spotted in 2016 wasn't enough. So, Yve Morrell ventured out across North America to complete an American Birding Association big year.
Now that she's done traveling the equivalent distance of five times around the world, Morrell joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about how her big year went and just how many birds she was able to tally.