Date: 3/5/18 8:24 am From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> Subject: [obol] Re: Oregon county eBird checklist ranking
I was discussing this last night with Jack Williamson, quite unaware of this thread. I believe
there are more eBird checklists for Benton County, OR than for 10 entire states. Corvallis has
many bird rich habitats inside the city limits and a short distance outside. Visiting Royal Avenue
at Fern Ridge WMA for 30 minutes before work multiple days a week is not for the faint of heart,
let alone the sane: More time is spent in transit than birding, and the ęsthetic deficit inherent in
the round trip cancels the pleasure of being there. The Philomath Sewage Lagoons present rather
the opposite experience. I was there Sunday morning after the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium.
It was amazing to see scores of sparrows rise out of the blackberries and fly towards Doug's car.
On Mar 4, 2018, at 6:31 PM, David Irons wrote:
> The answer to your question is two simple words....Doug Robinson.
> Dave Irons
> Beaverton, OR
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 4, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Andy Frank <andydfrank...> wrote:
>> I just found out (thanks Jen!) that eBird shows how many checklists have been submitted in each county in Oregon. As people tend to do more of their birding closer to home, I'd have expected that the number of checklists submitted would roughly parallel the population of the county.
>> But that would be wrong.
>> Very wrong.
>> The most obvious outlier is Benton County. Its population of 89,000 is the 11th most populous county (Multnomah with 800,000 is first), but Benton has had 86,000 checklists while Multnomah is 3rd with 63,000 (Lane is 2nd).
>> So how does Benton with about 1/9th the population of Multnomah (and 1/4th the population of Lane) get so many checklists submitted? Is every student at OSU required to eBird?
>> Checklists per county: https://ebird.org/region/US-OR/regions?yr=all&m=&hsStats_sortBy=num_checklists&hsStats_o=asc >>
>> Population per county: https://www.oregon-demographics.com/counties_by_population >>
>> Andy Frank