[Tweeters] County Yearlist Project mid-year update available at WA Birder

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 17 05:24:20 PDT 2015


Hi Tweeters & Inland NW Birders

An updated version of the 2015 County Yearlist Project is up and available at Washington Birder. We've updated all 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 pretty decently in comparison with last year, and is more similar to 2012 and 2013 sas far as total number of species reported. 26 counties have higher totals than they posted last year at this point, 22 have totals higher than 2013 as well.

Here are a few comparisons with recent years:
Washington State: 369 +11 over 2014, equal to 2013, -1 from 2012
Western Washington 334 +14 over 2014, +9 over 2013, equal to 2012
Eastern Washington 301 +2 over 2014, -7 from 2013, +2 over 2012


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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