[Tweeters] Washington Birder excel checklist updates

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 18 17:09:03 PST 2015

Tweets & INWBers -

In addition to the checklist updates mentioned by Laurie & Ken Knittle, I've updated the excel spreadsheet . Both the 'enhanced' version and a plain version are available on the Washington Birder website at: http://wabirder.com/combined_county_list.html

Every year since 2003 I've updated this checklist, adding new species and county firsts, and revising it to comply with the latest taxonomic updates produced by the AOU & ABA. The latest update includes no taxonomic changes for Washington except the name change of Shy Albatross to White-capped Albatross. However, in addition to the many county firsts last year, we added four state firsts [none of them yet reviewed by the WBRC, so still tentative]: Spotted Redshank, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Sedge Wren & Lucy's Warbler.

If you are looking for a color-coded way to track your county lists and/or see how abundant any species is in a given county, give the list a try.

With the 'enhanced' spreadsheet, you can generate county needs lists, see which counties you've seen or need any given species, and more. Instructions on using the spreadsheet are on the same page linked above.

Instructions on transferring your data from an older copy of your spreadsheet to the new one are included at the website as well.

I look forward to feedback or suggestions, and would be happy to help troubleshoot problems if you run across them.

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

On Jan 17, 2015, at 4:53 PM, washingtonbirder.Ken Knittle wrote:

> Updated checklists for Washington State and counties are now available on the Washington Birder website: http://wabirder.com/county_map.html


> We would especially like to thanks those who reported "County Firsts" and/or sent us recommendations for county code updates at either: washingtonbirder at hotmail.com or at: info at wabirder.



> Ken Knittle

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