Date: 2/10/19 5:10 pm From: Terry Michaels <tmcolorado...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...> Subject: [cobirders] Colorado County Bird Checklists
Hello birders in Colorado,
We hope birders will utilize the many birding tools in Colorado whether it is the Colorado Field Ornithologists' website, the Denver Field Ornithologist's website, eBird, or the face book groups. We of course believe that the Colorado Birding Society's website to be the best and most comprehensive.
Our website is the home of the original Colorado County bird site. After last night's Colorado Bird Records Board meeting Richard Stevens and I updated the Official Historic Colorado State Bird Checklist and County lists.
Our County lists are presently up to date. Specific modifications will be listed in March's "Colorado Field Notes".
There seems to be the misconception that birders have to use the CFO website and eBird to get "Official" records and sightings. The Colorado Birding Society has maintained the most all-encompassing Colorado lists for over twenty years now.
We receive and seek out more bird reports and sightings than any other Colorado group. Please continue to report and use our fantastic source coloradobirdingsociety.net
As a note to whoever maintains the CFO County lists. During our update Richard and I discovered the following facts about their lists:
About half a dozen CFO county lists have fewer birds listed than the number listed as the total
Over seventeen CFO county lists have half a dozen or more missing birds. Some of these birds are very common
Over eight County lists are missing ten or more birds, several of which are very common
The Colorado Birding Society's Colorado Historical Bird Checklist stands at 510 species.
Thanks for all the contributions and Good Birding!