On the right side of the screen, it will give you the Top eBirders for Arkansas and Top Counties. For detailed information you can click on Top 100 eBirders or All Counties to see where you rank.
Currently Arkansas came in 46th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia, with 170 species. At least that is up from last night when I checked and we were ranked 47. Last year we were #45 with 175 species. In 2015 we were #40 with 182 species. Apparently there has been a decline in the number of species reported each year.
That information can be found by clicking on the United States (in blue) located right under Arkansas. Then, again, on the right hand side, search Top States/Provinces – All States/Provinces.
Benton Co. kept their top spot with 106 species, down from 125 in 2016. Pulaski Co. dropped from 2nd place the past two years to 4th with 90 species, although that's only 3 less from 2016. Not too bad considering a lot of Pulaski Co birders were at Mount Magazine for the weekend.
Which brings me to Logan County which had 0 birds for 2016, they came in 3rd with 91 species.
Also, at the top of the page (under Arkansas) you will see a box that says “Global Big Day May 13, 2017” with a drop down arrow. Change the date, click “Set” and it will give you the results of the past three years.
You can also search other states the same way if you have friends that participated.
Results are still being tallied, so rankings can still change.
There were two counties that for some reason didn’t get their species counted. Miller and Crawford. I think the person who birded Miller County just needs to change their checklist from PM (nocturnal) to AM and that checklist will count. Not sure why the species for Crawford Co. didn’t count, I’ve emailed the Birdman about it. Dottie
On Wed, 17 May 2017 15:49:45 -0500, Gmail <butchchq8...> wrote: Actually, I never have seen any tallies from the IMBD/Big Day Challenge.
I was able to go out on Sunday, the day after. I started at Coler Preserve in Bentonville, moved on to Lake Bella Vista, then to Tanyard Creek Trail. This produced a variety of species totaling 39. Charlie Craig Fish Hatchery was pretty slow due to none of ponds being down, and there was only Spotted Sandpiper there representing shorebirds. Then I went to Eagle Watch in Gentry and Chesney Prairie. Bobwhites and Dickcissel where calling everywhere. I finished with another stop at Charlie Craig. 69 species was my count. The best birds of the day were Painted Bunting, juvenile Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Loggerhead Shrike, and a pair of Western Kingbirds all seen with clear view. The kingbirds were an especially pleasant surprise, even more so that they didn't mind my skidding to a halt and sliding 10 feet on a gravel road and quickly backing up to get a look a what had to be my imagination playing tricks on me. But there they were on a barbed-wire fence as plain as day. Score!
Yes, a good day of birding! I hope others enjoyed as much as I did.