Date: 4/14/18 4:29 am From: Scott Richardson <scott.xot...> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Tree Sparrows
Tree sparrows were down in my Berwick yard this winter, too. Looking back 5 years in eBird, this was my low point for both abundance and frequency. I was getting 1 or 2 birds on just a third of my checklists in January and February. More typical would be several tree sparrows on most days (80-90% of Jan-Feb checklists in 2015 and 100% in 2014).
I frequently put data into eBird but only occasionally pull particulars out, so thanks for the prompting, Don.
While our experience might be shared, it's not super obvious that Maine, as a whole, saw the drop-off this winter. The 5-year chart for the state, also generated by eBird, doesn't paint the same picture.
Happy Citizen Science Day.
On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM, Donald Tucker <don35...> wrote: