Postings on WSBN this year
The birding network / reporting of birds has definitely changed over the last 10-20 years! With Vic Zerbi establishing our west slope birding network, and with Dick Filby moving it onto Yahoo, I am seeing an increase of reports with each passing year. This year in particular stands out. I looked at WSBN postings for the first five months of 2010, which for the most part documented our wintering birds and the arrival of our spring migrants, and I decided to summarize this in terms of total postings, number of persons reporting, and to break these out by county:
MOFFAT – 11 posts, 3 persons reporting
ROUTT – 21 posts, 3 persons reporting
GRAND – no reports
RIO BLANCO – 9 posts, 5 persons reporting
GARFIELD – 43 posts, 8 persons reporting
EAGLE – 20 posts, 6 persons reporting
PITKIN – 9 posts, 3 persons reporting
SUMMIT – no reports
MESA – 139 posts, 24 persons reporting
DELTA – 170 posts, 16 persons reporting
MONTROSE – 26 posts, 3 persons reporting
GUNNISON – 9 posts, 5 persons reporting
SAN MIGUEL – 3 posts, 2 persons reporting
DOLORES – 2 posts, 2 persons reporting
OURAY – 13 posts, 3 persons reporting
SAN JUAN – 1 post, 1 person reporting
MONTEZUMA – 26 posts, 5 persons reporting
LA PLATA – 2 posts, 2 persons reporting
ARCHULETA – 2 posts, 2 persons reporting
In sum, 64 persons have reported west slope birds in 506 postings since the beginning of the year. The above was a quick tally of all emails I received via WSBN, and there could easily be errors or omissions. If you see any errors, or have questions, please let me know. Thanks!
Note – some of the math here might appear to be incorrect, e.g., if Coen goes on the road and reports birds from several counties, he, as one person reporting, can generate several county “reports” that are broken out in the above. Make sense?
Sincere thanks to everyone for posting your birds, and good birding!