[Tweeters] Discovery Park (Seattle, WA) 2013 year highlights
evanghouston at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 2 16:49:28 PST 2014
Since Discovery Park had by far its best
year of coverage by eBirders in 2013 (496 checklists entered!), I thought I
would give a summary of some of the highlights based on this data. The increasing number of birders posting
their sightings on eBird has, in my opinion, created a sense of community, and
that can be seen well in a local “patch” such as Discovery Park.
A total of at least 189 species were recorded in 2013 at the park by
eBirders (and I’m sure additional ones by non-eBirders). You can see a graph of the species here: http://tinyurl.com/ncwcllr
My subjective list of the top 10 “best” (i.e. least-expected
and/or “coolest”) birds seen by eBirders in the park, in no particular order,
The top 10 most frequently recorded birds were, in order:
Song Sparrow (86% of checklists), American Robin,
Black-capped Chickadee, Spotted Towhee, Northern Flicker, Anna’s Hummingbird,
American Crow, Bewick’s Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, and Glaucous-winged Gull (62% of
My personal top 5 favorite birds seen at the park in 2013
included: Lapland Longspur, Black-billed Magpie, Great-horned Owl, Northern
Mockingbird, and Ancient Murrelet.
The highest number of bird species recorded by any single eBirder
is over 170 species, by Jordan Gunn!
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