[midvalleybirds] The 2018 Oregon Listing Results are published

Paul Sullivan paultsullivan at onlinenw.com
Tue Mar 12 19:11:02 PDT 2019

Oregon Birders:

The 2018 Oregon Listing Results are published on the webpage of the Oregon
Birding Association

It began on January 1 with a spreadsheet containing 5055 lines.
About 2-300 lines are section headers.
Data from this year's submissions filled 2200 lines.
Data carried forward from previous years filled 1000 lines.
The rest of the lines were not carried forward.

Here is a summary of the highlights.  

2018 Oregon Listing Results - Summary
	The Oregon Listing Results include the efforts of 340 birders
spanning many years.  Thank you to the 130 birders who submitted numbers
this year.  Welcome to the 17 new participants who joined us for the first
time.  To give context to this year's numbers, I have carried forward
numbers from 184 other birders, plus 26 deceased birding friends.  

Notable STATE LISTING achievements:

	Jeff Harding, Jay Withgott, and Lars Skaines passed the mark of 400
species in Oregon.  Seventy-three birders have now reached that mark. 
	The top Oregon Life List stands at 498 species (Jeff Gilligan).
Will Wright posted the highest state year list at 345 species for the second
year in a row. Fifty-six birders submitted state year lists for 2018. 
	Participation in the Birds Photographed in Oregon category increased
to 66 people.  Tom Crabtree tops that list with 440 species.
	Tait Anderson tops the Motorless Life and Year Lists with 305 and
232, respectively. These categories saw 22 and 7 participants, respectively.
	The Western Oregon and Eastern Oregon Life list categories grew to
22 and 19 participants, respectively.  Paul Sullivan tops the Western Oregon
list at 411 and Tom Crabtree the Eastern Oregon list at 384.

Notable COUNTY LISTING achievements:

	Three more birders reached the goal of 100 species in each of
Oregon's 36 counties: Aaron Skirvin, Howard Horvath, and Mary Oppenheimer.
Twenty-six people have now reached that goal.  

	Ken Chamberlin reached the goal of 125 species in each of Oregon's
36 counties.

	Two more birders have reached the goal of seeing 150 species in each
of Oregon's 36 counties: Tim Shelmerdine and Russ Namitz.

New County Life List Records:
Benton		289	Hendrik Herlyn
Columbia	244	Don Coggswell
Crook		283	Chuck Gates
Deschutes	332	Tom Crabtree
Gilliam		208	Darrel Faxon
Josephine 	255	Dennis Vroman
Klamath	318	Kevin Spencer
Lincoln		388	Darrel Faxon
Marion		278	Roy Gerig
Multnomah	301	John Fitchen
Tillamook	305	Wink Gross, Jeff Gilligan
Umatilla	295	Aaron Skirvin 
Union		291	Trent Bray

New County Year List Record:
Grant		188	Jimi Soupir 
This broke a county year list record that had stood for 30 years!
Congratulations, Jimi.
Seventy-five birders reported county year lists in 2018.  However, no birder
submitted a year list for Gilliam, Jefferson, or Malheur County.  

Notable LOCAL LISTING achievements:
15 mile Circle Count Life List (31 participants)		276	Tom
Crabtree - Bend CBC circle
15 mile Circle Count 2018 Year List (8 participants)	193	Philip Kline
- Sauvie Island CBC circle
Favorite Refuge (32 participants)			275	Rick Vetter
- Malheur NWR
Favorite Spot (31 participants)				253	Tim
Rodenkirk - North Spit, Coos Bay

Yard Life List: 63 yard lists are listed, representing a variety of sizes,
habitats, and duration of observation.  Everyone's yard list is a notable
achievement, no matter the number of species.

Congratulations to all who participated!

Thank you to all who submitted Listing Results this year.  We hope to hear
from even more of our friends next year.

Good birding, everyone,
Paul T. Sullivan

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