Normally my Top Ten list of the year includes only new birds. Since I did'nt go to any exotic destinations this year, I only managed to see three new species in 2012. The first one, Yellow-billed Loon was seen in Seward in February. Naturally it was in its dull winter, (basic) plumage. I actually saw two or three of them in Resurrection Bay, just off the beach in downtown Seward.