He spent 195 nights away from Cambridge, drove 51,758 miles, was at sea for 147 hours over 15 days, and flew 193,758 miles on 177 flights through 56 airports.
Hayward, a former managing director of a biotech company, now works as a consultant, which means he can dash off to the airport whenever a new species is spotted. "We could be sitting in a coffee shop and I'd get an email about a sighting and I'm off to the airport," he told the Boston Globe. "It's been impossible to plan really much of anything but the same day."
Hayward kept an account of his year on a blog, as well as an exhaustive account of specifically where and when he saw each species of bird.