[Tweeters] County Yearlist Project update available at WA Birder

Dianna Moore dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com
Tue May 20 14:53:22 PDT 2014

My apologies to those interested in the county lists; Grays Harbor County
is not up-to-date thanks to a glitch with my computer. I just got it back
from the shop an hour ago and will be doing my very best to update the list
asap. I can tell you it is a very strange feeling to be entirely without a
computer for a week! Very traumatic....

Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Matt Bartels <mattxyz at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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 all but two of the 39

> counties as of the end of April. Thanks to everyone who has contributed by

> sending county compilers their sightings &/or posting on ebird.


> An end-of-April cut off for produces a lot of variability in the lists --

> there is so much that is coming in right around the first of May that the

> precise totals for each county are pretty insignificant -- one week earlier

> or later could make the difference for a dozen or more species , easily.

> Nevertheless, here's a bit of year-on-year comparing!


> As of the end of April 2014, 318 species had been tallied -- that's well

> under last year's end-April total of 332. Western WA, at 278 species was

> also well short of last year's 292, and Eastern WA's 259 is likewise well

> below last year's 269.


> Of the 25 species reported in 2013 and not yet in 2014, I count at least

> 11 that have actually been seen but just didn't make the list [either

> because they are in one of the missing counties or because of being seen

> just after May 1]. So though we are perhaps a bit slower than last year in

> terms of birds, I don't think there's too much difference at this macro

> level.


> 14 counties reported the same or higher totals than at the same time last

> year. Walla Walla County is leading the way with 206, edging out Clallam

> this year [along w/ close followers King, Thurston & Yakima].


> 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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