[Tweeters] County Yearlist Project update available at WA Birder

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 14 05:47:36 PDT 2014


Hi Tweeters & Inland NW Birders -

An updated version of the 2014 County Yearlist Project is up and available at Washington Birder. We've received updates from most of the 39 counties as of the mid-way point in the year. Thanks to everyone who has contributed by sending county compilers their sightings &/or posting on eBird.

At the mid-year point, as summer gets into full wing, this is a decent time to compare totals with previous years. Overall, this year is shaping up to be a bit slower than the past two years, at least when it comes to total number of species seen.

Most counties have lower totals this year than they have had for the past two years [26 are lower than their 2013 mid-year total, 25 are lower than their 2012 total].
Overall totals are lower in general as well --
Here are the totals for the state as a whole, with their difference from previous years at the same mid-point:
Washington State: 358 [-11 from 2013, -12 from 2012]
Western Washington 317 [-8 from 2013, -14 from 2012]
Eastern Washington 299 [-9 from 2013, equal to 2012 total]


If you'd like to take a look at where things stand, the list and many other interesting files are at the Washington Birder website:

http://www.wabirder.com/


A direct link to the 2014 county yearlist & the list of county compilers contact info:
http://www.wabirder.com/county_yearlist.html



Thanks to all the compilers and all those pitching in to sketch a picture of another year's birds in WA.


Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA


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