[Tweeters] Updated WA Birder cumulative county year list file available online

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 21 05:20:24 PST 2018

Hi Tweeters and Inland NW Birders

The latest version of the 2018 county year list project is up online at Washington Birder. Most 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 384.
2017 we were at 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 the lowest total for the recent years.

Eastern WA has reported 317 species, well four more than last year’s 313 at this point.
Western WA has reported 360 species, one above last year’s total at this point..

25 counties have higher year lists than last year, 13 are lower, and one has exactly the same total as they did in 2017 [Wahkiakum]
30 counties have totals within 10 of their total last year — a broader sign of consistency. The counties with the biggest variation, year over year: Klickitat [up 19], Walla Walla [up 15], San Juan [up 14], and Columbia [down 30].

32 counties have tallied over 200 species, and 37 counties [all but Columbia and Garfield] are over 175 for the year.

70 species have been seen in all 39 counties this year, 126 in all 19 western WA counties, and 93 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 2018 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 2018 wraps up!

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA
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