[Tweeters] WA Birder List Report is now available

washingtonbirder.Ken Knittle washingtonbirder at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 22 20:24:24 PST 2015

2014 Washington Birder List Report, Big Day Reports and County Statistics are now available on the Washington Birder website: http://wabirder.com/online.html .

The first Washington State List Report published was for year 1992. It was included inside the Washington Birder Newsletter and was 2 pages in length. 25 individuals reported their Washington State "Life List". 19 birders kept a variety of county lists. Gene Hunn and Burt Jahn were the only 2 birders who reported 50 species or more for every county.

The List Report has grown over the years with increased numbers of participants and additional reporting categories that interest birders in Washington. This year the list is 28 pages in length, with about 125 individuals actively reporting. Washington State "Life List" reporting continues to be the most popular category. Over the past 22 years, birders in Washington began to report 100, 150, and eventually 175 species or more in every county. It seemed unlikely when the first list was published that anyone would ever report 200 or more species on every county list, but with the 2014 List Report, Tom Mansfield has become the first person to report 200 or more species in every Washington county, adding yet another category to the list.

Thanks to all who continue to participate with List Reporting. We look forward to receiving your List Reports for 2015.

Finally, we really appreciate receiving notes sent directly to us about "County Firsts", the observers, dates & locations.
Additionally, please contact us about species with abundance codes in need of revision.

Ken Knittle washingtonbirder at hotmail.com
Laurie Knittle info at wabirder.com


Vancouver WA
98665 mailto:washingtonbirder at hotmail.com
Washington Birder online


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