Subject: [Tweeters] Updated WA Birder cumulative county year list file available online
Date: Thu Nov 14 18:00:38 PST 2019
From: Matt Bartels - mattxyz at

Hi Tweeters and Inland NW Birders

The latest version of the 2019 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 381.
2018 we were at 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.
This is then the lowest year total at this point in the past eight years.

Eastern WA has reported 309 species, eight less than last year's 317 at this point.
Western WA has reported 359 species, one below last year's total at this point.

21 counties have higher year list totals than this point last year, 17 have lower totals, and one is exactly at the same point as last year [Kitsap, at 230]
34 counties have totals within 10 of last year at this time - an ongoing sign that we've found some consistency in general about where this can be expected to stand.

32 counties have reach 200 or more species for the year, and only one county is below 175 for the year [Columbia, at 164] -; Pretty interesting to think that every corner of the state is seeing so many species in one year.

74 species have been in seen in all 39 counties, 123 in all 19 Western WA counties, and 100 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: <>

A direct link to the 2019 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: <>

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 2019 wraps up!

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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