[Tweeters] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2017

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 12 15:44:07 PST 2017

Hi Tweeters and Inland NW Birders

The latest version of the 2017 county year list project is up online at Washington Birder. All counties have reported in with totals through the end of October. As ever, County Compilers would appreciate receiving reports of any birds seen that aren’t noted yet on their county tallies.

The state year total is 392.
2016 we were at 388
2015 we were at 391
2014 we were at 390
2013 we were at 394
2012 we were at 396 at this point.
So we have a total right in the middle of the pack for the recent years.

Eastern WA has reported 313 species, well below last year’s 319 at this point - in fact this is the lowest for Eastern WA in 6 years.
Western WA has reported 359 species, two above last year’s total at this point but in general a little below previous years.

23 counties have higher year lists than last year, 14 are lower, and two have exactly the same total as they did in 2016 [Consistency winners: Cowlitz and Yakima]
32 counties have totals within 10 of their total last year — a broader sign of consistency.

27 counties have tallied over 200 species, and 38 counties [all but Garfield] are over 175 for the year.

75 species have been seen in all 39 counties this year, 122 in all 19 western WA counties, and 96 in all 20 eastern WA counties.

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/ <http://www.wabirder.com/>

A direct link to the 2017 county yearlist & the list of county compilers, including a growing number of direct links to individual county year lists with more details and more frequent updates:

http://wabirder.com/county_yearlist.html <http://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. Looking forward to seeing how 2016 wraps up!

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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