Friday, December 20, 2013

Another Record High Count of Vermilion Flycatchers

I still haven't proofed the data, but I have all areas' numbers entered into a spreadsheet, and there's lots of data to peruse.

The big news is that we had an all-time species count of about 163, pending a couple rarities which were undoubtedly real but haven't had enough documentation for the long-term record.

Second, and even more exciting, is the continued explosion of Vermilion Flycatcher numbers. Last year we had a mind-boggling 190. This past Sunday, with even fewer people out there and no specific effort to count them...drum roll...267! That's TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN Vermilion Flycatchers in just the Tucson Valley CBC. If they keep going like this, we'll be inhaling them on next year's CBC.

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