[Tweeters] NA bird total population estimate

Larry Schwitters leschwitters at me.com
Fri Aug 30 12:10:12 PDT 2013


Sadly we do not have a winner. The bird winner is WHITE WAGTAIL with an estimated global population of 860 million. There's a small breeding population in Western Alaska. Maybe you jumped on the one in Long Beach, CA last year so you don't have fly to Nome to check around the buildings in Teller again.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
On Aug 28, 2013, at 4:54 PM, Larry Schwitters wrote:


> Not sure if anything about this has been posted before but Partners in Flight has put together a very nice display of their official population estimates for all the land birds that breed in North America. A lot of work has gone into this. You should check it out. http://rmbo.org/pifpopestimates/Database.aspx

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> Was wondering how many of these species are more numerous than our species is in the United States. I didn't use North America because I didn't know what to do with Mexico. With 312 million of us, and using the bird's total global population estimate, there are only two species that even come close. The American Robin is 310 million and you will NEVER guess what species on the list has the largest global population (860 million).

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> I know! Lets make a contest out of it! Send me your three best guesses without looking at the list, and anyone who gets it right will get a free pass to the Monroe Swift night out Community Celebration on Sept. 14.

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