28 February 2016

Monthly eBird averages and February 2016

Quick post before lunch:

Our February monthly average for species reported on eBird is 52 species.

As of February 28, 2016 we have reported 70 species, as seen in the following link:

February 2016 bar chart of spp reported

The highest combined number of species over all years as reported on eBird is 88 species.  We could have gotten any of those species.

So far, with only one and a half days left in the month (oh, we get an extra day, don't we! since it is a leap year) we could still add the following:

either swan species, NOPI, SPGR, DUGR, PBGR, NOHA, SWHA VIRA, SNOW, NHOW, Boreal Owl, ATTW, SAPH, BRTH, ATSP, WTSP, RUBL, HORE oh and PAWR.

(I use the four letter codes here because it is faster and to help you learn to read them - it is easier to write them than to read them but practice will make your data entry much easier - don't forget there are some that don't follow the rules: like TRSW and TRSW - Trumpeter Swan and Tree Swallow - and since I don't remember what the proper codes are, I usually just avoid those abbreviations)

New to the list, never been seen in February before, I think I have this correct, we added Western Bluebird and Cassin's Finch?

Since the average number of 52 is a numerical average - I can't really tell you statistically without creating a more involved excel file, which species we added that we don't normally get above that average (that is: ones we don't always get) but I would say the rarer ones, by looking at the bar chart are:

GHOW, PYNU

We had 42 contributors to eBird in the month of February. (If that number ever goes above 100 in this monthly average game - I won't be able to tell you because I am just looking at the Top 100 to get that number).

Thank you all!

Happy birding!


Post script:
Updates to these numbers over the next day and a half MAY show up as comments to this post.

The month of March average is 83 species. To see a complete list of what we can see here in March go to:

March Possibles - eBird barchart

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