Date: 1/8/21 9:49 am From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Birders Rally During 10th Annual eBird County Quest
From the first day of 2020 when eBirders reported an incredible 81 bird
species, to the discovery of a Crested Caracara in Woodstock, Vermont
birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to
find as many bird species as possible during the 10th annual Vermont eBird
County Quest. In the process, they also collected invaluable data for
science and conservation.
With over 3,340 Vermont eBirders recording 293 bird species in 2020,
there’s no doubt it was a record year for birders and eBird alike. Perhaps
this year more than ever, birders sought refuge in nature and watching
birds. Congratulations to Washington County for the win, all of the
individual birders that were tops in each county or joined the 150 club,
and everyone that had a great year birding.
Thank You to All our Volunteers, Collaborators and Sponsors! We’d like to
thank the volunteer data experts that help us keep Vermont eBird data
strong – Zac Cota, Sue Elliott, Spencer Hardy, Kyle Jones, Craig Provost,
Nathaniel Sharp and Ian Worley. Every record entered into Vermont eBird is
checked for accuracy, first by automated filters that flag unusual records,
and then by expert reviewers who devote their personal time to ensure that
your lists and the eBird database are as accurate as possible.
Additionally, Ron Payne, and Ian Worley are hotspot editors for Vermont. If
you run into them while out birding, let them know you are thankful for
their hard work and contribution behind the scenes at Vermont eBird. And
finally, thank you to all of Vermont eBird collaborators and sponsors that
help make Vermont eBird a special place.
Be safe, be healthy, and be with the birds in 2021!