Date: 8/1/20 1:05 pm From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> Subject: [texbirds] 2020 eBird Game - July Report - of Interest to TCC/eBird Folk
This is probably only of interest to folk who are interested in the Texas Century Club and/or obsessed with eBird. In other words: if you aren't interested in this sort of stuff feel free to hit the delete button.
This is the second year of, hopefully, a two year project so I am going to hit the reset button a wee bit. Though I have seen over 100 species in all 36 Oregon and all 254 Texas counties, I am way behind on entering my historical data into eBird and at the beginning of January of 2019, with 221 months of data not yet entered into eBird, had but 14 Oregon and 71 Texas counties over 100 in eBird.
During 2019 I entered almost all of my Oregon data (still had October 1996 through December 1997) but finished off my OCC game with at least 100 species in all 36 counties ... and I made serious headway with the Texas data (still had February of 2005 through December of 2011 to go), getting up to 130 counties with over 100 species on my eBird list.
In January I entered six months of historical data (October 1996 through December 1996 and February 2005 through April 2005) as well as January itself, bringing me down to 92 months of un-entered historical data. In February I entered twelve months of historical data (January through April of 1997 and May through December of 2005) as well as February itself, getting down to 80 months of un-entered historical data. In March I entered fifteen months of historical data (May 1997 through December 1997 and January 2006 through July of 2006) as well as March itself, getting down to 65 months of un-entered historical data. In April I entered eight months of historical data (August 2006 through March 2007) as well as April itself, getting down to 57 months of un-entered historical data. In May I entered 10 months of historical data (April 2007 through December 2001 and January of 2011*) as well as May itself, getting down to 47 months of un-entered historical data. In June I entered eleven months of historical data (January through November of 2008) as well as June itself, getting down to 36 months of un-entered historical data.
In July, with drought and heat reducing local birding to very little and the need to tend my yard to very little, I entered twelve months of historical data (December 2008 through November of 2009) as well as July itself, getting down to 24 months of un-entered historical data.
I managed to add sixteen counties (Anderson, Armstrong, Carson, Childress, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Hall, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, King, Martin, Oldham, San Patricio, Schleicher, and Willacy) to my eBirded TCC list, bringing me up to 180 out of 254 eBirded to TCC status.
August brings with it the start of classes and, with COVID-19 very much affecting the way I will be teaching medical students, the month promises to be stressful. The only way I see getting a lot of data entry happening is if I find myself using eBird data entry, instead of bourbon and bad movies, as a form of stress relief:)